Fearless, a white water tower in a rapeseed flower field

Fine art landscape photography in B&W, showing a white water tower standing tall in a rapeseed flower field just before the storm in the Swiss countryside.

Goumoens-la-Ville, Switzerland
May, 2017
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Camera & lens

ZEISS Otus 1.4/55 APO Distagon

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 15s, ISO 64 and 55mm

Size original

4755 x 7124 pixels


The water tower in this fine art black & white photograph is a striking feature in the Swiss countryside near Goumoens-la-Ville in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. In springtime, it is often surrounded by fields with yellow rapeseed flowers or fields with wheat. In this photograph, you see a rapeseed field.

It was a windy but sunny day. The sun subtly lights the water tower and flower field as a result. The flowers are blurry because of the intentional use of a long exposure time. Also, the photograph is in black & white. The flowers are white instead of yellow as a consequence. The combination creates a fine art photograph that is a bit different than usual. The clouds in the back are quite dark and moody. This makes the white water tower stand out beautifully against the moody sky.

For more landscape photographs of the countryside, make sure to visit our The Countryside landscape photography theme. You will find a few more photos of this water tower there. Alternatively, consider visiting our Black & White Photography portfolio for a collection of fine art photography in black & white. Lastly, consider taking a look at our Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more Swiss landscapes.

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1 comment for Fearless, a white water tower in a rapeseed flower field

  1. Frits Duindam

    Mooi licht tegen een donkere sfeer! Is dat bewegend gras in de voorgrond?

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Dank je! Nee geen gras. Het is “rapeseed” … weet even niet de Nederlandse benaming. In kleur is het veld in ieder geval geel 🙂

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