Tranquillity, a soothing lake landscape with two piers

A tranquil and soothing lake landscape in black & white, featuring two abandoned piers, photographed at the shores of Lac de Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

Font, Switzerland
April, 2012
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 63s, ISO 100 and 24mm

Size original

6016 x 3008 pixels


This lake landscape photograph is a minimalist impression of a foggy day at a Swiss lake. A longer exposure time made the water and sky appear smooth. This, to give the photograph a more zen and tranquil look and feel. Hence, the title “Tranquillity” of this soothing lake landscape. The piers come into the photo from the side and lead the eye towards the foggy horizon.

The two piers in this photograph lie on the east shore of a Swiss lake called Lac de Neuchâtel, near the municipality of Estavayer-le-Lac. Lac de Neuchâtel is one of the largest lakes in Switzerland. The mountain silhouette in the back is of the Swiss Jura mountain range.

Interested in seeing photographs with a different perspective on this scene? Have a look at the photos titled Abandoned or Broken. Both feature the same piers and are soothing lake landscape as well.

Please check out our Minimalist photography theme for more soothing lake landscape photographs. Also, consider visiting our Lakes landscape photography theme. This theme features many more lake landscapes from around the world. Quite a few of them with piers like this one. Alternatively, check out our Black and White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in B&W.

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1 comment for Tranquillity, a soothing lake landscape with two piers

  1. Lilly van Es

    Surreal, but a gorgeous lake landscape. Who needs color! 😉

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