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Snowdon Dawn

A Gallery of Mountain and Landscape Photographs

by Ian Evans

I am a mountaineer, photographer and writer on the mountains of Britain and The Himalaya; born and educated in Liverpool, I now live in the village of Invermoriston in the Scottish Highlands. My interest in mountains and photography was first awakened during a visit to Snowdonia in 1972 and further inspired by images published from the British Everest and American K2 Expeditions in 1975. This would subsequently encourage me to research, organise and then lead trekking, climbing and photographic expeditions to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim, India and Pakistan.

Photography has always occupied an essential part of my lifetime spent in the mountains, but I am a 'mountain man' through and through and my images are always taken from that perspective. As a sensitive observer of landscape and light, I am passionate in my desire to capture on film the remarkable places that I visit in a way that conveys their simple yet often dramatic beauty. Over the years this has developed into what I believe to be a distinctive and instantly identifiable style that I would describe as 'Mountain Photography' as opposed to 'Photographic Art'.

Pandim Peak, Sikkim Kangchenjunga

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Skye Sunset

I am always watchful of changing weather patterns and at this time of year a developing high pressure over Scandinavia often provides interesting sunsets across the west coast of Scotland.

I am particularly attracted to this location near Kyle of Lochalsh not only because it provides an excellent view of the distant Red and Black Cuillin but also because one can almost guarantee a composition incorporating a wide and dramatic skyscape.

My decision to visit on this occasion was entirely speculative and when I arrived on location I feared disappointment. A significant bank of cloud remained stubbornly over the western sky casting a dark and unwelcome shadow over most of the mountains of the Isle of Skye and the waters of the Inner Sound. However, determination and patience were to finally win the day. As the sun slowly descended through the multiple layers of cloud it created ever changing patterns of colour and light along the way. Its final pulse painted the entire scene with a resplendent burst of orange and gold.

Skye Sunset

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