Fading, a winter landscape photograph in B&W

A winter landscape photograph in B&W titled “Fading”, with telephony poles disappearing towards the horizon in a foggy and snowy Swiss winter landscape.

Sâles, Fribourg, Switzerland
February, 2014
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Camera & lens

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

Camera settings

ƒ/8, 1/640s, ISO 100 and 45mm

Size original

4243 x 6357 pixels


It was a very foggy winter day. As a result, there were many opportunities to capture minimalist winter landscape photographs in B&W in which subjects fade away in the fog. The poles in this scene are old-fashioned telephony poles. When visiting the Swiss countryside, you’ll see quite a few of these. They are excellent photography subjects, especially in wintertime. This setting with the poles against a background of fog and snow creates an distinct minimalist mood. The black and white presentation adds to that. Less is often more! “Fading” seemed like a suitable title for this photograph.

These specific telephony poles were standing tall in Sâles in the Swiss canton of Fribourg. Sâles is quite close to where Johan Peijnenburg lives.

Make sure to also check out the photograph titled Out of Sight. It features the same telephone poles, bit with a very different composition.

Please visit the Winter & Snow photography theme or the Minimalist theme for more winter landscape photographs in B&W like this. Check out the Swiss Landscape Photography portfolio to see more photos taken in the Swiss countryside. Alternatively, check out our Black & White Photography portfolio for a broad collection of B&W photographs from all over the world.

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2 comments for Fading, a winter landscape photograph in B&W

  1. David Marquardt

    Looks great Johan! This could be anyplace in rural Canada, except the insulators look different :-)

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      … and I would really love to come over and check! Thanks David 🙂

  2. Mamo Delpero

    Powerful composition, gorgeous tones, great concept. Love this shot Johan!

    • Johan Peijnenburg

      Many thanks Mamo!

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