Outstanding Photographs of Mountains :: Digital Photo Secrets

Outstanding Photographs of Mountains

by David Peterson 1 comment

It's challenging to condense a 20,000 foot peak onto a small, flat photograph and still have it look as magnificent as it did in person. The good news is that you just need to learn a few simple tricks, pay attention to the light and shoot a lot of frames. Taken with skill and care, a photograph of a mountain can be stunning, and will certainly be worth the effort of dragging all of your gear out there into the wilderness.


[ Top image Matterhorn from Höhbalmen by Flickr user pierre hanquin]

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 50
  • f/13.0
  • 0.125 sec (1/8)
  • 250 mm

Forcan Ridge & The Saddle by Flickr user angus clyne


Matterhorn-Cervino by Flickr user Pilar Azaña



Saas-Fee by Flickr user Pilar Azaña



Light and shadows ...... ( view larger size: please press "L") by Flickr user Katarina 2353


  • Canon EOS REBEL T1i
  • 200
  • f/20.0
  • 0.013 sec (1/80)
  • 85 mm

k2 (8611m) by Flickr user doug k of sky

  • Nikon D90
  • 200
  • f/4.5
  • 0.001 sec (1/1600)
  • 18.3 mm

Storevatnet i Brunstaddalen, Sykkylven by Flickr user Martin Ystenes


Snow covered Alpine peaks by Flickr user Katarina 2353



Man and nature 2 (Please press L) by Flickr user Katarina 2353


  • Nikon D700
  • 320
  • f/10.0
  • 0.02 sec (1/50)
  • 52 mm

A Thursday Morning at Oxbow by Flickr user Jeff Clow

  • Nikon D300S
  • 200
  • f/29.0
  • 0.8
  • 29 mm

Zion National Park Sunset - Watchman by Flickr user NikonKnight

  • Nikon D700
  • 200
  • f/7.1
  • 0.017 sec (1/60)
  • 300 mm

Above The Clouds II by Flickr user Philipp Klinger Photography


unbelievable and unforgetable moments by Flickr user jmb_germany


  • Nikon D300
  • 200
  • f/8.0
  • 0.001 sec (1/1600)
  • 16 mm

Sandstone Morning (HDR, Saxon Switzerland, Germany) by Flickr user Xindaan

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • 160
  • f/4.0
  • 0.01 sec (1/100)
  • 105 mm

The magnificent & isolated monasteries of Meteora (Μετέωρα) by Flickr user ... Arjun

  • Pentax K200D
  • 200
  • f/7.1
  • 0.008 sec (1/125)
  • 42.5 mm

And when silence greets my last goodbye, The words I need are in you're eyes, and I'll sing by Flickr user traumlichtfabrik


Tierra Madre - Centovalli. Switzerland /Italy Octobre 27 ,2009 17:30 by Flickr user Izakigur


  • Panasonic DMC-FZ8
  • 100
  • f/8.0
  • 0.002 sec (1/640)
  • 24.1 mm

'Lammergeier take me on your flight' by Flickr user B℮n


Green velvet by Flickr user Katarina 2353



Waking up by Flickr user Katarina 2353


  • Olympus E-510
  • 100
  • f/4.0
  • 0.01 sec (1/100)
  • 200 mm

Urriellu by Flickr user jtsoft

  • Olympus C300Z,D550Z
  • 60
  • f/5.6
  • 0.003 sec (1/320)
  • 6 mm

Height 5, 395 m by Flickr user landscape photography - sebastien-mamy.fr


    El Capitan, Yosemite, California by Flickr user curreyuk

    • Nikon D200
    • 100
    • f/4.0
    • 0.001 sec (1/667)
    • 12 mm

    Caracara takes off by Flickr user wili_hybrid

    • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • 400
    • f/11.0
    • 15
    • 45 mm

    Moonrise Tunnel View by Flickr user Willie Huang Photo

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    David Peterson is the creator of Digital Photo Secrets, and the Photography Dash and loves teaching photography to fellow photographers all around the world. You can follow him on Twitter at @dphotosecrets or on Google+.