Canvas: Ethereal Fettes

Canvas: Ethereal Fettes


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 striking gothic architecture of Fettes College impresses on an average day but as the ebbing haar encircles the building, swirling around its grounds, Fettes seems as if even more from a fantasy realm.  It’s hard to believe that the twenty-first century Edinburgh streets and city life surround the college on every side!

Similar to my other forays out with my camera on misty, haar consumed days, the moment when visibility improves to capture the scene cannot be predicted.  On this occasion the haar wasn’t hanging around for long once the morning sun got a hold of it, illuminating Fettes central spire.  And once the haar breaks, it can be only minutes until it’s gone and the moment is over.  So sometimes you’ve got to be pretty quick, as was the case in this instance.  I only just made it in time to take this photo, including perching on the roof of my car, straining to get my camera lens clear of a foreground hedge!


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Canvas: Ethereal Fettes”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Your Cart