Panoramic and Landscape Photography by Ian Evans

Mountains in Focus

Mountain landscape photography is a very personal vocation. Everyone is seeking similar objectives, but the direction of travel that an individual takes and the results achieved as a consequence will be very different. Any assessment of whether we have succeeded or failed in achieving those objectives is always subjective and can be defined either by the perceived standards of others or those we decide to set ourselves.

The purpose of this section of the website is to present an expanding collection of short posts and longer essays about mountain landscape photography both in this country and in the Himalaya. Much of its content will be photographic in nature, and will include detail on the selection of viewpoints, composition and the timing of visits. The lengthier expedition reports offer further detailed route information and advice on travel in various Himalayan countries.

It will become clear when reading these articles that many British images have been captured from an elevated mountain viewpoint rather than a roadside or valley alternative. Shots at dawn and dusk are favoured, when the light is usually most colourful and directional, but this is not always possible and there are occasions when a compromise has to be made. Except in winter when the sun is always low in the sky, few images have been shot in the middle of the day.

Over recent years photography has been greatly influenced by the development of ever more sophisticated digital cameras and complex and powerful computer software. However, this approach has been completely rejected; the images here are a simple and honest representation of the natural world.

The High Peaks of the Khumbu Himalaya from near Junbesi.

A Fragile Land

“Many people come looking, looking, taking pictures. Too many people – no good. Some people come and see – good.” These words were related to

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Glen Garry, Scottish Highlands

Glen Garry

This is a version of the classic image captured from the viewpoint overlooking Loch Garry with the view towards the snow capped mountains of Glen

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Ogwen Valley in Winter

Ogwen Valley Winter

I probably spend more time researching images and viewpoints in the studio than I do taking pictures out in the field. That was certainly the

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Loch Torridon Sunrise

Loch Torridon Sunrise

My image of Loch Torridon Sunrise epitomises everything that I love about the Scottish Highlands. The landscape has a grandeur that is unrivalled anywhere else

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The Glyders

The Glyders

The Glyders – from my earliest days of mountain exploration I have always been fascinated by the magnificent natural architecture of summit, ridge, buttress, cwm

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Sunset Over Skye, Scottish Highlands

Sunset over Skye

I am always watchful of changing weather patterns and at this time of year a developing high pressure over Scandinavia will often provide an interesting

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Loch Duich Sunset, Scottish Highlands

Loch Duich Sunset

I hold firmly in the belief that Loch Duich is one of the most magnificent lochs in all of the Highlands. Stretching out to sea

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Glencoe Sunrise, Scottish Highlands

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise

Glencoe Autumn Sunrise was a shot that I had attempted two years earlier, planned well in advance by calculation of the sun’s azimuth and altitude

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Ben Nevis Dawn, Scottish Highlands

Ben Nevis at Dawn

This view of Ben Nevis at Dawn is from Corpach Pier across Loch Eil. Corpach Pier is one of the most popular and productive viewpoints

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