Shoot for the Moon, a Swiss winter mountain landscape

Photograph of a Swiss winter mountain landscape in Engadin. Fog crawls up towards the moon above the peak of a Swiss Alp with snow against a blue sky.

Sils im Engadin/Segl, Switzerland
October, 2013
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Camera & lens

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR III

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/25s, ISO 100 and 135mm

Size original

7137 x 4763 pixels


The name of the snow-covered Alp featured in this Swiss winter mountain landscape is Piz Tremoggia. Piz Tremoggia is a beautiful mountain in the Bernina Range of the Alps. Its highest point is at 3,441 metres (11,289 ft) above sea level, and it is located on the border between Italy and Switzerland. The viewpoint captured in this photograph is in Sils im Engadin/Segl. Sils im Engadin/Segl is a small town in the Engadin region in the Canton of Graubünden in the southeast of Switzerland.

The fog, or cloud, above the peak of Piz Tremoggia, seems to crawl up and reach for the moon sitting at the top of the frame. As a result, the scene immediately caught the eye. The title “Shoot for the Moon” seemed quite fitting for this landscape photograph.

Interested in seeing a photograph from the region that includes Lake Sils? Then, have a look at the photo titled Enjoy the Silence!

Check out our Winter & Snow photography theme for more Swiss mountain landscapes captured in Winter. Alternatively, visit our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme to see more photographs of mountains. Lastly, consider having a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more landscape photographs taken in Switzerland.

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1 comment for Shoot for the Moon, a Swiss winter mountain landscape

  1. Anette Mossbacher

    This is indeed shooting the moon Johan. A beautiful photograph of the mountain and the fog. 😀
    Cheers Anette

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Thanks Anette! An oldie 🙂

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