Framed Prints and Mountain Landscape Photographs

The Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia, The Lake District, The Himalayas and Everest

The Mountain Images website showcases the photographic and literary work of Ian Evans, a Scottish-based mountaineer with an international reputation as a photographer, writer and speaker on the mountains of Britain and The Himalaya. A selection of the very best of Ian’s superb mountain landscape photography has been painstakingly crafted into exclusive gallery quality prints which are available only from this on-line store where each and every customer will receive a first class and personal service.

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The Mountain Landscape Photography of Ian Evans

" I am passionate about, and dedicated to, the photography of classic, natural and traditional views of mountains in the very best of conditions.
Each and every image is a true and accurate representation of the view I saw on the day that I captured it. "

A Distinctive Style

I am passionate about, and dedicated to, the capture of classic, natural and traditional views of mountains in the very best of conditions. When out on location I keep my use of creative filters to the absolute minimum, and I carry out only the most basic post-capture corrective work in the studio. A print you buy from me will genuinely reflect the view that I saw on the day I took the picture.

A Distinctive Style

Image & Print Quality

My images were captured on professional film or high resolution digital cameras before being painstakingly crafted and reproduced onto superb professional Hahnemühle Fine Art papers. My frames are also of the highest quality; the mouldings I offer have been carefully chosen to work well with all my images and they are manufactured and assembled by Fine Art Trade Guild craftsmen.

Image & Print Quality

Personal Attention & Guarantee

I have been publishing and manufacturing mountain prints since 1983 and they are now sold 'exclusively' from this website. Each and every order receives my personal attention ensuring that every customer enjoys a first class product and a friendly, efficient and secure service. I am always happy to discuss customers' requirements or their concerns if a problem should arise following receipt of an order.

Personal Attention & Guarantee

The Photographer

Profile of Ian Evans

Born and educated in Liverpool, Ian Evans now operates from his base in Invermoriston in the Scottish Highlands. An active mountaineer and photographer for over 40 years, he is a sensitive observer of landscape and light. His images are to be found in many high profile mountaineering books, including 'On Top of The World', 'The Magic of the Munros', 'The Call of the Corbetts', 'The Far North-West of Scotland' and 'Wilderness Walks'.

About Ian Evans

Behind The Lens

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A good camera will help you take a great image, but it's the skill of the photographer and knowledge of the subject that's most important. In this expanding series of articles Ian recalls some of his most memorable moments in the mountains and describes how he took some of his outstanding images; he explains his choice of viewpoint, his camera settings and the challenges he encountered in the field on the day of the shoot.

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BEHIND THE LENS

The Saddle Alpine Style

When I am in Glen Shiel I cannot resist taking a look at, and then capturing yet another image of The Saddle from the River Shiel. A winter ascent of The Saddle is one of the classic mountaineering routes of the Scottish Highlands, and the view of the peak and its pointed neighbour Faochag from the River Shiel is much underrated and neglected in favour of its more illustrious neighbours.

On this visit I ventured a little further down the glen from my usual viewpoint to a location where the river meanders, producing an interesting foreground that draws the eye ever further into the very heart of the image. Composition was critical because I wanted to frame the main subject with the descending ridges from adjacent mountains and also ensure that I retained the full width of the river meander within the image.

I am not a lover of afternoon light, but that falling on the peaks on this occasion provided a real 'Alpine Style' scene that was just too good to miss. Indeed the light was so bright that even using a fairly slow ISO my shutter speed at an aperture of f8 was 1/800 second. There was the inevitable temptation to close the lens down to further increase depth of field, but I did not consider it was necessary and worth the risk of introducing defraction into what was always going to a very sharp image throughout the field of view.

The final element in the construction of this image was the application of a 0.6 soft graduated neutral density filter. The Nikon D850 has a very wide dynamic range so very little filtration or post capture development adjustment was necessary to achieve perfect balance across the highlight and shadow areas of the image.

Photographic Details :-

Time of Year : Early April.
Location and Map Reference : NH 00969 13347 : The River Shiel. Time : 1350 GMT.
Equipment & Settings : Nikon D850 Camera, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 G AF-S ED Lens @ 55mm, Gitzo Systematic tripod, RRS BH-55-PCPRO head, Lee 0.6 ND Soft Graduated Filter.
Settings : Shutter 1/800 sec, Aperture f8, ISO 100.

To see how many more of my images were taken please visit the page ''Behind The Lens'.

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Tigh nam Beithe

Glendale Park

Invermoriston

Highland

Scotland, IV63 7AB

Tel : 01320 351249

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