Canvas: Twilight Tranquillity

Canvas: Twilight Tranquillity


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

Saint Salvator’s Chapel forms one of the most prominent features in the skyline of St Andrews.  Perhaps more commonly photographed from the north and the West Sands but here pictured from the south east, along the coastal path.

Long after the sun set on this summer’s evening, in the twilight hour, the sky formed a great spectrum of pastel shades from the pinkish haze at the distant horizon up to the darker blues of the clear sky above.  This forms a great backdrop to the floodlit spire of St Salvator’s Chapel in the foreground.

I like the minimalist composition that these twilight circumstances lend themselves to, with an elongated vertical panorama and the foreground only occupying a small proportion of the final image frame.

This composition is also helped through the use of a long zoom lens to shorten the sense of perspective between the Chapel and the distant hills beyond.

There’s a lot to be said for twilight photography; the moments after the sun has dipped over the horizon, when nature’s light combine with man’s, compliment themselves brilliantly to balance light and shadow throughout the scene.


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