Just Breathe, clearing fog above the Swiss Alps in B&W

A landscape photograph of the Swiss Alps near Gsteig in B&W, featuring clearing fog above Spitzhorn mountain and an alpine forest in a winter setting.

Gsteig, Switzerland
February, 2011
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 1/800s, ISO 200 and 75mm

Size original

5735 x 3823 pixels


The Spitzhorn is a mountain of the Bernese Alps in the western part of the Swiss Alps. With an elevation of 2,807 m (9,209 ft), it is not the highest summit in the region. It, however, stood out the most on this beautiful winter day in the Swiss Alps. The light, snow and rising fog begged for a black & white presentation. The mountain range behind the Spitzhorn is visible despite the fog. As a result, depth is added to the photograph. “Just Breathe” seemed like a fitting title for this photograph of the Swiss Alps in B&W.

The Spitzhorn belongs to the beautiful massif of the Wildhorn. The viewpoint of this mountain landscape photograph is near the small town of Gsteig bei Gstaad in the Berner Oberland region of the canton of Bern in Switzerland.

Interested in seeing a colour version? Then have a look at the photograph titled Unveiled.

Check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for more mountain landscape photographs of the Swiss Alps in B&W. Alternatively, visit our Winter & Snow theme for more photos taken in winter. Lastly, have a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio for an extensive collection of landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for Just Breathe, clearing fog above the Swiss Alps in B&W

  1. Mike

    Super! Great drama and so much to look at. You are lucky to be in the Swiss Alps Johan 🙂

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