Dancing in the Dark, a silky waterfall in black & white

A fine art photograph in black & white, featuring a silky smooth alpine waterfall seemingly dancing in between rugged granite rocks in a dark cave.

Châtel-sur-Montsalvens, Switzerland
April, 2012
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 122s, ISO 160 and 60mm

Size original

2756 x 2756 pixels


The combination of a waterfall, a longer exposure time and a black & white presentation often produces compelling results. This fine art photograph of a waterfall is a great example. It was taken in a small cave between big granite rocks somewhere in the Swiss Canton of Fribourg. A longer exposure time smoothened the falling water. As a result, the water appears to be silkier. In addition, this intimate scene looks more zen. The light hits the granite rocks sideways in an exciting way.

The title “Dancing in the Dark” seems to fit well with this minimalist photograph. The photograph has a square crop, to keep the waterfall as well as the eye of the viewer in the centre of the frame.

Interesting in seeing a different photograph of a waterfall in black & white? Then please have a look at the photo titled The Verzasca falls! It is similar but slightly more refined.

This fine art photograph is part of our Minimalist photograph theme. You will find many more minimalist photos there. Please visit our Black and White Photography portfolio to see more fine art photographs in black & white. Alternatively, check out our Waterfalls & River Rapids photography theme to find more photographs of waterfalls in black & white.

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1 comment for Dancing in the Dark, a silky waterfall in black & white

  1. Amit Jung KC

    Inspiring shot

    I have one shot like this on my website (lensmanimageart.com/bw-works/) as well 🙂

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Looks nice as well Amit 🙂

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