High Falls, a misty waterfall in B&W

A fine art photograph of a waterfall in B&W, with water falling from a cliff on rocks. The sun subtly lights the spray of the waterfall.

Muotathal, Switzerland
April, 2014
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/9, 315s, ISO 100 and 50mm

Size original

3312 x 4967 pixels


This fine art photograph was taken somewhere in the beautiful Muotathal valley in the canton of Schwyz in central Switzerland. The waterfall featured in this photograph was about 5 metres high. It caught the eye because of how the waterfalls on the rocks underneath. The subtle light on the rocks gives the spray a fascinating misty look. A longer exposure time smoothened the falling water and the water in the basin underneath. The photograph seems more soothing and minimalist as a result. The black and white processing accentuates the contrast between the falling water, the spray, as well as the rocks. Besides that, it makes the delicate textures and tones in this photograph of a waterfall in B&W stand out better.

Waterfalls like this are an excellent subject for more minimalist photography in black & white, especially when a longer exposure smoothens the water a bit. Make sure to visit our Waterfalls & River Rapids photography theme to see more photographs of waterfalls in B&W similar to this one. Alternatively, check out our Black and White Photography portfolio to see more photography in black & white or our Minimalist photography theme if you prefer to see more photography with a minimalist approach.

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1 comment for High Falls, a misty waterfall in B&W

  1. Melanie Willems

    That light on the water at the bottom is gorgeous!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Dank je 🙂

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