One, a solitary sign post and its reflection in a lake

A high key and very minimalist landscape photograph in black & white, featuring a solitary signpost and its reflection in Lac Léman (Lake Geneva).

Préverènges, Switzerland
February, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.4G

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 240s, ISO 100 and 85mm

Size original

4847 x 7263 pixels


Less is more! This fine art photograph in B&W emphasises a single compositional element, has limited texture and a black and white rendition. Hence, an excellent example of minimalism in photography. This solitary signpost and its reflection in a lake were found somewhere along the shores of Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It was a quiet day with a hazy sky, fog and just a few streaks of clouds. A great day for shooting minimalist photographs around the lake. The mountains behind the lake are not visible, because of the haze and fog. This proves the point that it is more often great photography weather than you think.

Interested in seeing similar minimalist fine art photographs in B&W? Have a look at the photos titled Zen and Daydreaming.

This lake landscape of a signpost and its reflection in a lake is part of our Minimalist photography theme. You will find many more minimalist photographs there, including many more taken at the short of Lac Léman. Also, consider visiting our Lakes landscape photography theme. Alternatively, visit our Black & White Photography portfolio to see more photographs in black & white. Lastly, visit our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for a collection of landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for One, a solitary sign post and its reflection in a lake

  1. Harry Kikstra

    Hey Johan , mooie plaat! Looks like an empty stage with a mike awaiting a singer :)

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