Canvas: Auld Reekie

Canvas: Auld Reekie


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

Edinburgh, like much of Scotland, is blessed with a very diverse local climate.  This provides an abundance of conditions to capture very different photographs of the city and its places.  You’d be hard pushed to take the same shot twice!

This is particularly true for the haar (sea fog) that rolls in from the Firth of Forth.  It can ruin sunny days for tourists but it can create stunning and mysterious effects for photography.  Quite apart from how it looks it can also be quite a spectacle, especially when it moves inland as a dense wall of mist, enveloping the city streets and buildings as it rapidly advances.

Here the haar is beginning to thin gradually as the sun sets to the west.  This forms a natural filter providing a well defined view of the tinted sun as it dips towards the horizon.  It also creates a murky atmosphere, full of character, across the Old Town to Edinburgh Castle and Corstorphine Hill in the distance beyond.


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