New Landscape Photograph: The Bass Rock

Landscape Photograph: Bass Rock, Scotland by Nat Coalson

This landscape photograph shows Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick, Scotland, with a lone gannet flying in the blue sky.

Bass Rock is a steep-sided volcanic rock, 107 meters (351 ft) at its highest point. It is home to the world’s largest single rock colony of gannets, with over 150,000 birds. Viewed from the mainland, the surface of the rock appears white due to the number of birds and their droppings.

The rock is currently uninhabited, but historically has been settled by an early Christian hermit, and later was the site of an important castle, which was later used as a prison.

The island was in the ownership of the Lauder family for almost six centuries, and now belongs to Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple.

The Bass Rock Lighthouse was constructed on the rock in 1902, and the remains of a chapel are located there.

The Bass Rock features in numerous works of fiction, including Robert Louis Stevenson’s Catriona and The Lion is Rampant by contemporary Scottish novelist Ross Laidlaw.

Fine art prints are available of this photograph. You can purchase standard prints online, or contact us for a custom quote.

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New Nature Photograph: Black Bamboo Forest

Nature Photograph: Black Bamboo Forest by Nat Coalson

In this fine art nature photograph, bamboo stalks stand in stark silhouette against a shallow pond covered in bright green lily pads and water plants.

I made this image in Zizhuyuan Park (or Black Bamboo Park, formerly known as Purple Bamboo Park) in the heart of the Haidan District of Beijing, China.

Fine art prints of this photograph are available in any size and on any material.

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New Scenic Travel Photograph: Ronda y Puente Nuevo

Scenic Travel Photograph: Ronda y Puente Nuevo by Nat Coalson

I made this scenic travel photograph at sunset in the village of Ronda, province of Malaga, Spain, during a two-week private photo tour with a client.

People have lived in the area around Ronda since prehistoric times. The town itself was founded by early Celts in the 6th century BC. The current town is of Roman origin and in the 2nd century BC received the title of city from Julius Caesar. Many centuries later, Ronda was conquered by the Islamic Berbers and served as the capital of a small kingdom. Islamic domination of Ronda came to an end in 1485 when the city was conquered by the Marquis of Cádiz.

Ronda was heavily affected by the Napoleonic Wars and the Spanish Civil War. Ernest Hemingway is believed to have modeled a story in ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’ after events that occurred in Ronda.

The Puente Nuevo (‘New Bridge’) is one of three bridges that span El Tajo gorge, the deep canyon dividing the town. Building the bridge started in 1751 and was completed in 1793. It towers 120 meters (390 ft) above the canyon floor. The chamber beneath the central arch has been used for a variety of purposes, including a prison. During the 1936-1939 civil war both sides allegedly used the prison as a torture chamber for captured opponents, killing some by throwing them from the windows to the rocks at the bottom of the gorge.

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New Travel Photograph: The City Comes to Life

Travel Photograph of Barcelona, Spain: The City Comes to Life by Nat Coalson

I made this photograph of the Plaza de España, in Barcelona, Spain, from the roof of a nearby building.

The Plaza de España was built for the 1929 International Exhibition and is one of Barcelona’s busiest and most important squares.

In the foreground, the lights of cars passing in a roundabout create dynamic streaks of colour. In the center of the traffic circle are a fountain and statues.

In the background of the photo, the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina can be seen leading to one of Catalonia’s finest museums, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC). The streaks of eight spotlights create a corona effect in the deep blue sky.

The Avinguda also leads to the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which can be seen as a pink glow in front of the building in the upper left. On summer evenings, crowds gather at the fountain to watch the display choreographed to classical music.

Prints of this photograph are available for purchase in any size and on any material.

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New Travel Photograph: Imperial Guardian Lion (Male)

Travel Photograph: Imperial Guardian Lion (Male)

Travel photograph depicts a bronze statue of a male Chinese guardian lion outside the Hall of Mental Cultivation in the Imperial Palace (aka Forbidden City), Beijing, China. The hall was built in 1537 during the Ming Dynasty.

Prints of this photograph are available in any size and on any material. Also available in different colour treatments and black-and-white. Contact us for a custom quote.

Since the Han Dynasty (around 200 BC) statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy. They were believed to have powerful mystic protective benefits and are typically presented in pairs: a male resting his paw on a ball (which represents supremacy over the world) and a female restraining a playful cub on its back (representing nurture; not shown).

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New Nature Photograph: Water Lilies on Lotus Lake

Nature Photography: Water Lilies on Lotus Lake by Nat Coalson

Amid the reflections of weeping willow boughs, large green lily pads and white lotus blossoms adorn the mirror surface of Lotus Lake in Black Bamboo Park (Zizhuyan Park), Haidan District, Beijing, China. Prints available in any size and on any material. Looks great as a full wall mural! Alternate versions with colour adjustments, including black-and-white, are also available. Contact us for a custom quote. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Travel Photograph: Great Wall at Mutianyu

Landscape Travel Photograph: Great Wall at Mutianyu by Nat Coalson

Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located 70 km northeast of central Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It was first built in the mid-6th century. Prints available; click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Landscape Photograph: Doonagore Castle, Ireland

Landscape Photograph: Doonagore Castle, Ireland by Nat Coalson

Doonagore Castle is a round tower house with a small walled enclosure located approximately 1 km from the coastal village of Doolin in County Clare, western Ireland. The castle was built in the 16th century. It was restored in the 1970s and is now privately owned. The North Atlantic and Aran Islands can be seen in the distance. Prints available; click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Fine Art Photograph: Forgotten

Fine Art Photograph: Forgotten by Nat Coalson

An old, abandoned wagon sits decaying in a small alcove between buildings in the ancient district of Split, Croatia. This image is black-and-white with a subtle warm tint. Other coloration may be available. Fine art prints may be purchased online. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Travel Photograph: Almodovar Castle

Travel Photograph: Almodovar Castle

Surrounded by olive trees and bathed in sunlight, Castillo de Almodóvar del Río stands proudly atop a hill in the south of Spain. The castle, of Muslim origin, is in the town of Almodóvar del Río, Province of Córdoba, Spain. Previously a Roman fort, the current structure has Berber origins, in the year 760. During the Middle Ages, it underwent several renovations and reconstructions. it was restored between 1901 and 1936. Prints available; click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Landscape Photograph: The Cliffs of Moher

Travel Photograph: The Cliffs of Moher by Nat Coalson

In County Clare on the western coast of Ireland, the Cliffs of Moher rise 120 m (390 ft) above the sea. The cliffs get their name from a fort that once stood there; it was demolished in 1808. Perched at the top is O’Brien’s Tower, built in 1835 as a tourist lookout. The Cliffs are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and have appeared in numerous films and are mentioned in many songs over the years. Prints of this image are available. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

Case Study: Fine Art for Colorado Ski Condo

Nat-Coalson-Steele-Dining-AspensThe Steele family of Denver, Colorado bought a new ski condo in Frisco, surrounded by many of Colorado’s best-loved ski resorts. As a brand new build, the condo would feature a contemporary mountain design aesthetic with a high level of finish.

Mr. Steele was looking to buy a set of fine art photographic prints to decorate the condo. And he sweetened the idea by making it a thoughtful Christmas gift for his wife.

This project is a good illustration of our ability to produce custom art projects to match any requirements and specifications. It also demonstrates the power of remote collaboration and project development.

Read all about the project here and learn how you can decorate your own home, too!

New Travel Photograph: Forth Bridge

Travel Photograph: Forth Bridge, Scotland by Nat Coalson

The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of central Edinburgh. It was opened on 4 March 1890 and spans a total length of 8,296 feet. Fine art prints available; click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Travel Photograph: Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Travel Photograph: Kylemore Abbey, Ireland by Nat Coalson

Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. Construction was completed in 1871; it was originally built as a private home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy doctor from London whose family was involved in textile manufacturing in Manchester, England. Fine art prints of this image are available in any size and on any material. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Landscape Photograph: Connection

"Connection" by Nat Coalson - Travel Photograph, Moeraki Beach, New Zealand

Under the setting Venus, a lone boulder stands defiant on the sandy beach as waves continually soften its rounded shape over millions of years. Photograph made at Moeraki Beach, South Island, New Zealand. Fine art prints available in any size and on any material. Click the image or click here for a larger preview.

New Travel Photograph: St. Patrick's Church

Travel Photograph: St. Patrick's Church by Nat Coalson

With afternoon sunlight streaming through a stained glass window, St. Patrick’s Church in Louisburgh, Ireland stands Surrounded by trees blossoming with pink flowers. Prints available in any size and on any material. Click here or click the image to see a larger preview.

New Fine Art Photograph: Framework of Time

Fine Art Photograph: Framework of Time by Nat Coalson

Section of a wall in a half-timbered house, built in York during the medieval age, reveals graphic lines and shapes in stark contrast. Color image; also available in black-and-white.

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