Up the Hill, six trees in a winter landscape in B&W

A fine art photograph of a winter landscape in B&W, featuring six fruit trees up on a hill in the countryside surrounded by snow on a sunny day in winter.

Fribourg, Switzerland
January, 2019
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Camera & lens

ZEISS Otus 1.4/85 APO Planar

Camera settings

ƒ/11, 1/500s, ISO 64 and 85mm

Size original

5272 x 7908 pixels


The view in this minimalist winter landscape in B&W is near the town of Fribourg in Switzerland. The countryside around Fribourg is hilly, and groups of fruit trees like these are readily available. And enough of them have enough space around them so that they can be isolated from man-made things in the landscape. All in all, it is a unique area for photographing a more minimalist winter landscape with trees like this one.

It was a sunny winter day when this scene was photographed. The sun lights the trees sideways. Black & white seemed to fit this winter landscape best. The dark tree bark and branches stand out nicely against the silvery sky because of it. The photograph is more soothing and zen as a result as well. Check out the landscape photographs titled The Oak and White Out, to see other minimalist winter landscape in B&W with trees.

This minimalist winter landscape in B&W is part of our Minimalist photography theme. You will find more minimalist photographs of the countryside there. Please visit the Winter & Snow photography theme for more snow landscapes with trees like this one. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for a selection of B&W photographs from around the world.

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1 comment for Up the Hill, six trees in a winter landscape in B&W

  1. Barbara Stones

    Nice one Johan. Love your winter landscapes in B&W in general!

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