Canvas: Deep Down in the Dean

Canvas: Deep Down in the Dean


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

The Water of Leith runs right across Edinburgh and varies hugely along its course, creating no end of interesting nooks and crannies in the city’s features and form.  For a large section the river cuts a deep steep sided ravine through Ravelston and Dean Village.  This has given rise to some impressive Victorian engineering and none more so than Thomas Telford’s Dean Bridge.

This photo proved pretty challenging to take, not for the combination of camera accessories, such as ND and graduated filters, but moreover for sitting in the middle of a fast flowing river, only inches above the water!!  The camera needed to be as low as I could get it, to hide the very unsightly brick manhole that sits in the middle of the river, secluded by the large boulder mid shot here.  I also ended up ditching the tripod as the vibrations from the river’s current were causing too much camera shake.  Instead my camera sat on a bean bag and a make shift island constructed of bags of gravel.  This definitely represented my first attempt at stepping outside my comfort zone!


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