The Glen Rowan Cafe and Coffee Shop in the Highland village of Invermoriston now kindly hosts a fine selection of prints of local mountains and lochs by Mountain Images' photographer Ian Evans.
Included in the selection of images on display are 'Spring Snow On The Saddle', 'Eilean Donan Castle, 'The Five Sisters of Kintail from The Mam Ratagan', 'Skye Cuillin Reflection', 'Glen Garry', 'Invermoriston Bridge', and 'Loch Loyne in Winter'. Unframed prints are available on site from £25.
If you're in and around Invermoriston and Loch Ness, or are planning a holiday or day out in that direction or if you're making you're way to Skye, why not pop in and enjoy their excellent coffee and sample some of their delicious cakes from a wonderful selection of home baking. And you can browse Ian's pictures at the same time !
Also on view are a selection of original watercolour and oil paintings along with a range of cards and prints from local artist Sandra Hugill.
The Glen Rowan Cafe and Coffee Shop is on the A887 Skye Road just 50 yards west from the centre of Invermoriston and is open 7-days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Glen Garry Sunset
Date : September 2015
Location Map Reference : 211029 : Above Loch Garry. Time : 1750 GMT
Equipment : Canon EOS 5Ds, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L II USM Lens @ 50mm. Gitzo Systematic tripod, RRS BH-55-PCPRO head, Lee 0.9 ND Soft Grad Filter.
Settings : Shutter 1/60 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 100.
This image was one of a series taken over a period of 20 minutes as the sun disappeared over the horizon - in this case at almost that precise moment. This is a very well-known and visited viewpoint and there is nothing new or different here in its content or composition. Indeed, I have taken many images from this viewpoint before, at all times of year, but this is the first time that I actually achieved a sunset when the sun was precisely where I wanted it to be.
My aim was to capture the sun in shot, but without dominating the scene entirely. The receding ridgelines of the Knoydart mountains are still clear, as are those of the intervening afforested hills. The loch also sits niecely within the image without any reflective glare from the sun and there is still some detail in the foreground. The clouds also provided some wonderfully interesting shapes which were enhanced as the sun went down.