On the Rocks, a minimalist lake landscape in B&W

A minimalist lake landscape in B&W, featuring a line of white rocks in a calm Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland and a sleeping coot standing on one leg.

Estavayer-le-Lac, Fribourg, Switzerland
May, 2020
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Camera & lens

ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 APO Planar

Camera settings

ƒ/14, 125s, ISO 64 and 85mm

Size original

8256 x 5504 pixels


This minimalist lake landscape in B&W shows a line of rocks found at the shores of Lac de Neuchâtel, near the small Swiss town of Estavayer-le-Lac. Lac de Neuchâtel is one of the larger lakes in Switzerland and a great place to photograph images like this. The bird on the rightmost rock is a coot by the way. It was sleeping whilst standing on one leg.

It was a calm and sunny summer day. A great day to photograph minimalist scenes like this one titled “On the Rocks”. There was hardly any wind. As a result, the water of the lake was nicely smooth, which makes the photo quite soothing and zen. Undoubtedly, the black and white presentation of this minimalist lake landscape in B&W helps with that as well. Less is more!

Please check out our Minimalist photography theme for more soothing and minimalist lake landscapes. Also, consider visiting our Lakes landscape photography theme. This theme features many more lake landscapes from around the world. Alternatively, check out our Black and White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in black & white like this one with a bird sleeping on rocks.

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5 comments for On the Rocks, a minimalist lake landscape in B&W

  1. John Stokes

    The print looks great Johan! Thanks 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Really happy that you are happy John 😀

  2. Tony

    Love this Johan!

  3. Courtney

    Lovely Johan

  4. Sarah Miller

    Lovely new work Johan!

  5. Karin Schneider

    Awesome Johan!

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