A fine art countryside photograph in B&W, featuring three trees in a winter landscape with snow and a bird waiting for the sun to break through the fog.

Fribourg, Switzerland
May, 2020

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Camera and lens

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


ƒ/8, 1/250s, ISO 64 and 70mm

Size original

5500 x 5500 pixels



The view in this fine art photograph of three trees in a winter landscape is near the town of Fribourg in the countryside in the west of Switzerland. It was a very misty winter day, and the sun had a tough time breaking through the thick fog. Hence the title “White Out”. The trees seem to be keeping each other warm while a bird is anxiously waiting to be warmed by the sun.

Trees, fog, and winter are an excellent combination for creating minimalist landscape photographs, as this photograph shows. Less is more! The background of fog creates a distinctly minimalist look and feel. The black and white presentation adds to that look and feel. The trees have a fresh dusting of snow, which makes them stand out nicely.

Consider taking a look at the photograph titled On Watch to see an alternative version of this photograph.

This photograph is part of our Winter & Snow photography theme. You will find many more photos with trees in a winter landscape there. Please visit the Minimalist photography theme for a broad selection of minimalist photographs. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio to see black & white photos from all over the world.