As a bird photographer living close to one of the biggest lakes in Switzerland I am also very fond of landscape photography involving lakes. Lake Neuchâtel, my “home ground”, gives a natural background to my bird photos but smaller lakes in the plain or higher up in the mountains give me a lot of inspiration.
Lake Neuchâtel lagoon:
In my wider surroundings there is a peaceful lake in a large peat bog up in the Jura mountains which is called Etang de la Gruère. The black water yields wonderful reflections
and lovely details
Higher up in the Swiss Alps you can find small lakes with the mountains as a photogenic backdrop.
Lake Ritom and the Gotthard mountain range:
Or a very small lake on Alp Flix:
OK, these are not the Great Lakes of North America but I find them quite charming and worthwhile for a picture.
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