Canvas: A Cross the Forth

Canvas: A Cross the Forth


Photographer’s Profile: Dougal Nicol Landscape Photography



Canvas and Frame:

Canvases do not require separate frames, like prints do, the canvas and frame are an integral item and so are good to go and ready to hang.

The quality of the canvases is second to none.  Photographs are printed, edge to edge, onto heavy weight canvas and stretched around a 38mm deep European Pine frame. The canvas is stretch tight and folded around the sides and corners of the frame, thereby concealing the pine frame itself.   The net result is a perfectly flat, taut canvas.

The canvas is secured to the frame by galvanised staples for a secure fixing, ensuring the canvas will not slacken in time.

Further detail on canvases is available here – Canvas Box Frames.


The size of the canvas (in inches) is measured on its front face.  The sides of the canvas covering the pine frame are printed black.

Inks and Lamination:

Images are printed using genuine HP Vivera Inks, producing vibrant colours and unrivalled image quality, and then laminated to provide a crack free, water resistant, cleanable and scratch resistant finish, with up to 200 years UV protection.

The lamination provides a subtle satin look to the finished canvas.


Canvases are finished to a very high standard with brown artist’s paper tape, felt pads and are fitted with a galvanised hanger so they are ready to hang.


All canvases are securely packaged and can be shipped anywhere in the UK but cannot presently be sent overseas due to logistical difficulties. Further detail and prices for postage and packing is available – Delivery Details. Delivery of the canvas will need to be signed for.

About the Photo

I wouldn’t normally have considered photographing the road crossing of the Firth of Forth, but this photograph came about quite by chance.

I had been north of Edinburgh in Fife on a summer’s evening, scoping out a few potential vantage points and locations. Spending most of the time exploring low lying coastal paths and looking south across the water to Edinburgh, I had been oblivious to the sunset that was unfolding over the hills to the west. It wasn’t until I started my journey back across the Forth Road Bridge that I really became aware of the spectacular colours streaming across the sky from the, now rapidly disappearing, sun.

Without the luxury of any time to plan, prepare and compose a shot, I frantically fell out of my car in a lay-by in South Queensferry and threw my tripod and camera together in an attempt to capture something meaningful, before all was lost below the horizon. The result was a series of very rich images that bring, perhaps an otherwise uncharismatic landmark, to life.

This image particularly caught my attention as it adopts a more unconventional geometric composition and provides an interesting alternative to more traditional panoramic views of the bridge spanning the Forth.


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