This was an image that I had anticipated capturing for more than twenty five years. I recall seeing this view of The Snowdon Horseshoe from just outside Capel Curig during several of my earliest exploits into the mountains of Snowdonia in the 1970’s and I had captured a view from alongside the Llynnau Mymbyr with one of the very first cameras that I owned. However, sadly, the camera did not perform very well and I recall using a very fast and coarse grained film that did not produce very pleasing results. And so when I purchased the Fuji GX617 panoramic camera in 1998, this was one of the images that I was minded to capture.
However, two obstacles still stood in my way. Firstly I was now living in the Scottish Borders, some 250 miles from my objective and, I was soon to find that the standard 90mm lens that I purchased with the GX617 had far too wide an angle of view for the composition that I was planning. It took another twelve months for me to save up for, and then purchase the 300mm lens for the GX617 that I knew would give me the result that I wanted. And so, it was not until the Spring of 2001 that I finally arrived at Capel Curig with the right camera and lens at my disposal and some decent weather to work with. On the day, the air was not as clear as anticipated, but on reflection the somewhat ‘softer’ light captured in the final image provided pleasing results.
All of my prints are made to order.
My prints are painstakingly crafted and printed from only my very best images; the vast majority of which were captured to strictly observed standards using high end professional cameras and lenses, in particular the Fuji GX617 panoramic camera, one of several Canon EOS full frame digital cameras or, more recently, the highly respected market leading Nikon D850 digital camera.
Quality is maintained by respecting the relationship between original image size and final print size; optimising the level of magnification between the two ensures that my prints always contain infinite and crisp subject detail.
I produce all my prints on premium quality inkjet media that enables the extensive colour gamut, best contrast and finest nuances required for impressive pictures.
All my prints are produced on the very latest Epson printers using Ultrachrome HDR pigment inks. These printers take inkjet (giclee) technology to an entirely new level with higher colour accuracy, greater subtlety and smoother gradations. Grass and foliage is much more vivid and natural whilst orange tones in sunrises and sunsets are more dazzling.
All prints have at least a 2" (5cm) white border on all sides of the image.
I apply a simple shipping charge of £7.95 to each order for all UK destinations including the Scottish Highlands.
Print only orders are dispatched within 24-48 hours by Royal Mail First Class Post.
Framed prints are dispatched directly from our framers within 7-10 working days using a tracked service.
Customers are informed of despatched orders by email which includes a tracking reference.
All of my products come with a 30 day no-quibble money-back guarantee. Prints are manufactured individually for each customer and they are inspected before shipment to ensure that they are in perfect condition. If you are not satisfied with the merchantable quality of a product, or if it arrives in a damaged condition, then I will replace them or provide a full credit including postal charges upon safe receipt of the returned goods. Any damages must be advised within 5 working days of receipt of your order.
Please note that this guarantee relates to the merchantable quality of the products which are supplied in accordance with the Customer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 as amended by the Consumer Contracts Regulations (2014). Customers should also be aware of the separate cancellation and returns policy which is included in the Terms and Conditions of Business