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Mountain Images are Britain's longest established publisher of high quality mountain prints.

Ian Evans is a Scottish-based mountaineer and landscape photographer of the mountains of Britain and The Himalaya dedicated to the photography of classic, natural and traditional views of mountains and the mountain environment in the very best of conditions.

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

Print & Frame Quality

My images were captured on professional film or high resolution digital cameras before painstakingly 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.

About the Prints & Frames

Personal Attention & Guarantee

I have been publishing 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 available and happy to discuss customers' requirements or their concerns before placing 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

The Blog - Behind The Lens

Behind The Lens

A good camera will take a great image, but it is the skill of the photographer and knowledge of the subject that is most important of all. 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.

Behind The Lens

THE BLOG - Thamserku from the Dudh Kosi Valley, Nepal

For many trekkers who fulfill their lifetime's ambition and walk the trail to Everest Base Camp in the Khumbu region of Nepal there is but a singular objective in the mind. But those of us who visit more than once or who have a discerning interest in the mountains and the region, it is obvious that there are numerous subsidiary peaks worthy of closer attention, and that they would receive such, if it were not for their taller and more illustrious neighbours.

The Khumbu might be the most popular and busiest region in Nepal, but I make no apology for admitting that it remains my favourite overseas trekking and climbing destination. Having walked the trail up into the Khumbu more times than I can remember, I have come to know the overlooking mountains so well that I regard them almost as personal friends.

One of the first mountains to reveal itself to the pale faced visitors fresh off the aircraft at Lukla is Thamserku. Whilst it is unquestionably seen at its very best from further up the trail at the village of Namche Bazaar where it rises high and in almost total isolation from the valley below, I have always been captivated by its first appearance from the lovely trail through the forest above the village of Phakdingma. Here the tall stands of conifer draw the eye up from the rushing waters of the Dudh Kosi River far below to the glistening ice fluted ridge almost four thousand metres above.

During my most recent expedition to Nepal, and with the 36 mega-pixel Nikon in hand, I was determind to capture a very special image of Thamserku from this preferred location. It is not the easiest of shots to take given that room to set up camera and tripod is limited on a fairly busy trail and the best light is early in the morning when the steep sided valley walls are in deep shadow and in sharp contrast to the brightly lit summits above.

Thankfully, protected from passing trekkers by my Sirdar Nima Dorje, and with assistance from some lovely stands of tall conifers that provided a kindly lit foreground, I was able to obtain an image with balanced lighting without the use of corrective filters and which was an accurate representation of this this stunningly magnificent section of the trail.

Photographic Details :-

Time of Year : Early November
Location : West bank of the Dudh Kosi Valley, north of Phakdingma Village. Time : 0805 Local Nepal Time
Equipment : Nikon D810 Camera, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 G AF-S ED Lens @ 70mm, Gitzo Systematic tripod, RRS BH-55-PCPRO head.
Camera Settings : Shutter 1/320 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 100.

Framed Print Sizes and Prices

Format
Aspect Ratio
Image Size*
Overall Framed Print Size **
Framed Print Price
Panoramic
3:1
780 x 260 mm
(30" x 10" approx)
1010 x 500mm
(40" x 20" approx)
£ 149
Small Panoramic
3:1
615 x 205 mm
(24" x 8" approx)
815 x 415mm
(32" x 16" approx)
£ 95
Tall Panoramic
2:1
610 x 305 mm
(24" x 12" approx)
830 x 535 mm
(33" x 21" approx)
£ 134
Landscape/Portrait
1.5:1
450 x 300 mm
(18" x 12" approx)
650 x 510 mm
(26" x 20" approx)
£ 95
Small/Landscape/Portrait
1.5:1
375 x 250 mm
(15" x 10" approx)
575 x 460 mm
(23" x 18" approx)
£ 90


* Image Size refers to the precise size of the printed image.
** Overall Framed Print Size refers to the overall external dimensions of the finished framed print including the mount border and the frame.
This will vary depending upon the moulding selected and is approximate; the figures shown are based on 34mm wide 'Ebony'.
All prints are signed.