Mountain Images - The Mountain and Landscape Photography of Ian Evans

Mountain Picture Library and Prints of The Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia, The Lake District, Everest and The Himalayas

Mountain Images - The Mountain and Landscape Photography of Ian Evans

The Photography of Ian Evans

Ian Evans is a Scottish-based mountaineer with an international reputation as a photographer, writer and speaker on the mountains of Britain and The Himalaya. This website showcases his work with images captured for commercial use and as a private record of travels at home and abroad. As a collective they are not only a stunning and perceptive interpretation of some of the world's most magnificent mountain landscapes, but also a personal record of one man's search for adventure reaching out to the very roof of the world.

The Magic of Mountain Light

A Lifetime Behind The Lens

I took my first steps into the mountains of Snowdonia in the spring of 1972, and was immediately inspired by the breathtaking grandeur that I found rising up all around me. It was the start of a life-long journey that would take me to the Lake District, the Scottish Highlands, The European Alps, the great 8000 metre peaks of the Himalaya, and, finally, to Everest itself.

Ian Evans on location on the shore of Loch Duich at Ratagan
On location at Ratagan, Loch Duich - The Five Sisters of Kintail in December

To this day my interest in, and love of, the mountain environment remains undiminished; more in the broader subject of the landscape itself rather than by any specific individual element within it. I am particularly inspired by mountain form and by mountain light, so my images are inevitably taken from that perspective.

I capture most of my British material during the months of September through to May, often at dawn or dusk, when the colours and light in the landscape are usually at their best.

The Snowdon Horseshoe
The Snowdon Horseshoe from Capel Curig in early April

Snowdonia is my preferred location in the Spring. Snow rarely lingers here even on the highest summits, and the first vividly coloured shoots of the new year's growth appear well before they do on any of Britain's other mountain ranges.

Whilst summer may have its own endearing characteristics, I have always felt that the opportunities for inspirational photography are disadvantaged by the length of the daylight hours and the predominance of the colour green in the landscape.

As the year draws to a close, few places offer better opportunity to the photographer than the Scottish Highlands. Shortening days and night-time frosts through the month of October gradually filter into the landscape the rustic tones of autumn along with a sprinkling of snow for the very highest summits.

The Buachaille Etive Mor from the River Coupall
The Buachaille Etive Mor from the River Coupall in early October

I find Winter to be the most rewarding of seasons. Not only does a fresh covering of snow add drama to the mountain landscape, but it also provides a canvas for the beautiful and contrasting array of warm tones often painted by the transient light of sunrise and sunset at this time of year.

Dawn Over Rannoch Moor and The Blackmount
Dawn Over Rannoch Moor and The Blackmount in February

Although I live and work in the Scottish Highlands I captured the majority of my library material in The Himalayas. Here I found a land bathed in mystique and religeous devotion where seemingly inaccessible summits rose up into a cold, breathless air.

Sunrise on Kangchenjunga from above Samity Lake, Sikkim Himalaya
Sunrise on Kangchenjunga from above Samity Lake, Sikkim Himalaya

Photography in the Himalaya presents me with a different challenge, and one for which I have found no equal. Here the landscape and the light can be both delicate and supremely powerful, at one and the same time. Without any doubt it is within my Himalayan collections that you will find images that reflect many of my most treasured moments in the mountains.

Mountain Images on Show in Invermoriston

Mountain Images on Show in Invermoriston

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.

Recent Images

Glen Garry Sunset

Glen Garry Sunset - A print of The Scottish Highlands

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.

To see more of my new material and read about how it was taken please visit my ''RECENT IMAGES' page.

Focus on The Scottish Highlands

Five Popular Areas of Interest

The Autograph Collection

Quality Prints and Frames - Fast and Friendly Service

Glen Garry - A Print of The Scottish Highlands
A Personal Guarantee from Ian Evans

"I have been publishing and manufacturing mountain prints since 1983; each and every order receives my personal attention from receipt to despatch, ensuring that every customer enjoys a first class product and a friendly, personal service. All my framed prints are sold 'exclusively' from this website and are individually prepared and crafted in-house. They are not available from any high street store or other on-line retailer"

Framed Print Sizes and Prices

Aspect Ratio
Image Size*
Print Size**
Framed Print Size ***
Standard Panoramic
615 x 205 mm
(24" x 8" approx)
715 x 305 mm
(28" x 12" approx)
765 x 355mm
(30" x 14" approx)
£ 25
from £ 95
Large Panoramic
750 x 250 mm
(30" x 10" approx)
915 x 406 mm
(36" x 16" approx)
965 x 456mm
(38" x 18" approx)
£ 35
from £ 115
Tall Panoramic
500 x 250 mm
(20" x 10" approx)
650 x 406 mm
(26" x 16" approx)
700 x 456 mm
(28" x 18" approx)
£ 30
from £ 100
450 x 300 mm
(18" x 12" approx)
594 x 420 mm
(23" x 17" approx) (A2)
650 x 470 mm
(25" x 19" approx)
£ 25
from £ 95

* Image Size refers to the precise size of the printed image
** Print Size refers to the sheet of paper upon which the image is printed and includes a white border.
*** Framed Print Size refers to the overall external dimensions of the finished framed print complete with mount. This will vary depending upon the moulding selected and is approximate; in the sample given here it is assumed that the moulding used was 25mm or 1 inch wide.

Prints are signed by the photographer, Ian Evans

The foot of the print border carries credit and copyright information; this is hidden behind the bevelled mount on framed prints.