Rugged, the Wendenhorn mountain in black & white

A mountain landscape photograph in black & white, showing clouds around the rugged peak of the Wendenhorn mountain in the Swiss Alps of Uri.

Meien, Uri, Switzerland
September, 2012
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Camera & lens

Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/30s, ISO 100 and 116mm

Size original

4907 x 4907 pixels


The weather up in the mountains of Switzerland is very unpredictable. As a result, you never know what you are going to get. This mountain landscape was captured at the end of a day with rather moody weather. Luckily it cleared up a bit. As a result, the peak of the Wendenhorn, and the clouds above it eventually got some beautiful light. As you can see, the peak of the Wendenhorn is rather rugged. That, in combination with the play of shadows and light, called for a darker black and white presentation.

The Wendenhorn is a mountain of the Urner Alps located in the Swiss canton of Uri, close to the Susten Pass. The Wendenhorn is 3,023 metres (9,918 ft) high.

Interested in seeing a mountain landscape in black & white that includes a lake as well? You might like the photograph titled Enjoy the Silence!

For more landscape photographs featuring mountains, make sure to visit our Mountains & Hills landscape photography theme. Alternatively, consider visiting our Black & White Landscape Photography portfolio. It features a collection of fine art photography in black & white, like this mountain landscape featuring the Wendenhorn. 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 Rugged, the Wendenhorn mountain in black & white

  1. Paula Rodriguez

    Reminds me of Mordor …. Lord of the Rings 🙂

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