A minimalist fine art photograph in black & white of fog and snow, with a group of fruit trees in a misty countryside winter landscape.

Fribourg, Switzerland
May, 2020

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Camera and lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED


ƒ/9, 1/800s, ISO 64 and 60mm

Size original

7360 x 4912 pixels



The view in this winter landscape with fog and snow is close to the town of Gruyères (Greyerz) in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. The six fruit trees seem to warm each other on this cold winter day in the Swiss countryside. The Swiss countryside is full of fruit trees like this. It is not always easy to find them in isolation, though.

This scene with trees against the background of fog and snow creates a soothing and zen mood. The black and white presentation strengthens that. The title “Winter Tranquillity” seemed fitting. The trees have a fresh dusting of snow, and there is some light in their back. The trees stand out nicely as a result.

Make sure to also check out a photograph titled Family Ties. It features the same six trees but with a different composition.

This photograph of trees surrounded by fog and snow is part of our Minimalist photography theme. The Minimalist theme contains many more minimalist photos in black & white like this one. Please visit the Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more photographs taken in the Swiss countryside. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for a broad collection of B&W photographs from all over the world.