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A brief introduction to our Japanese trip 2018 #Japan #Photography #HenniPhoto

We took a lot of photos on our 4 week trip across Japan so there will be a few blog posts to follow once we catch up with our processing.

We started in Tokyo and after a day trip to Nikko Park, we headed to Jigokudani (Hell’s Valley) in the Japanese alps to see the snow monkeys.  From there we travelled to Matsumoto before joining the ancient Nakasendo hiking trail, walking from Nagiso to Otsumago ending at Magome. We then continued by train to Takayama then Kanazawa and then Hiroshima.  From there we went to Kyoto before travelling up Mount Koya and then ending with a few days in Osaka.  Our itinerary mostly comprised places of which we knew little or nothing – and unless you’ve been there, you may feel the same.  We hope that our blog posts and photos will help to bring these wonderful places alive – it will certainly indulge us as we relive that incredible month.

So, starting with Tokyo.  We arrived, tired after our long flight but excited to explore.  The drive to our hotel in the Tokyo bay area took us past some interesting architecture

Modern Architecture, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Modern Architecture, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

and the view up the the river from our hotel was pretty impressive.

Morning Skyline, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Morning Skyscrapers, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

We loved the skyscrapers and high towers

Morning Tower, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Contrasts 2, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

but we also loved the contrasts of old and new for instance at Hamarikyu Gardens

The Old Bridge,Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Contrasts, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Tall And Short, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Old And New, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

and indeed, the narrow old streets of Golden Gai

Shinjuku Golden Gai, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban #Shinjuku #Golden #Gai #Urban #Street #Man #Alley #Bar #Drink

and restaurants down dark alleys.

Signage,Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

Walking about at night, the street scenes

City Centre, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

and  huge adverts reminded us of scenes from Bladerunner.

Light And Bright, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Tokyo #City #Urban #Neon #Lights #Advert #People #Crossing

Perhaps this is what inspired Paul’s double exposure shots

Neon Streets (Double Exposure) Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban #Double #Exposure
Ghosts (Double Exposure) Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban #Double #Exposure

He was also fascinated by the sculptural fire-escapes and their shadows

Night Lighting, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Fire Escape Branches, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

while Lynn’s attention was drawn to the lights.

Glass Brick Building, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Just The Windows, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

We had a mix of weather over the trip including some rain in Tokyo allowing a few umbrella shots.

Drying Up, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Contrasts 3, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Passing By, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
Umbrella Street, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban
The White Umbrella, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Japan #Nippon #Nihon #Travel #Photo #Photography #Black #White #Monochrome #B&W #BW #Tokyo #City #Urban

We hope you enjoy this first glimpse of our photos of Japan – next blog post will feature our photos of the people of Tokyo.

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Around The City – Oslo

We spent 3 days in an incredibly hot Oslo recently.  As you can see from this shot, the sun was strong and created good shadows.

Nothing Is Straightforward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Nothing Is Straightforward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Both of us were captivated by the Royal Opera House opened in 2008.  It has lots of sloping areas for sun-worshipers to spread themselves across and is of course, ideal for urban snappers.

Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The lines and angles drew us both and we took many, many shots.

Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Scenes From An Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

We took full advantage of the glass which provided some interesting reflections.

Taking The Photo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Taking The Photo. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
There And Back. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
There And Back. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This shot is of Paul lining up a shot (in his summer hat!) and his cousin Gro, having a seat and lining up a shot of her own.

A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I like the half shadow across Gro on this one.

A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Day At The Opera (House), Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Lynn in her summer hat.

Quadraped. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Quadraped. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stepping Forward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stepping Forward. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The glint of sunlight and the retro feel drew paul’s eye to this boat.

Speedboat! Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Speedboat! Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Snapper snapped snapper again.

Lining It Up. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Lining It Up. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And vice versa.

Akker Brygge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Aker Brygge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Aker Brygge Pavement. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Aker Brygge Pavement. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Statue of Jens Olav Walaas Selvaag, a Norwegian engineer with an interest in designing affordable housing.  I don’t think those flats surrounding him would be regarded as affordable, even by Norwegian standards but some interesting architecture.

Reflected. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Reflected. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Just outside the stylish Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, located in Aker Brygge and designed by Enzo Piano, we found this sculpture surrounded by lines and shadows.

Head, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Head, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

So did someone else.

Shadow Lines. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Shadow Lines. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Inside the Astrup fearnley, art lovers against a window out onto the Oslo Fjord.

All In A Row, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
All In A Row, At The Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We didn’t find out why there were various South American music and dance groups parading round but we enjoyed the lively sounds – and colours!

Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fusion Fa Andina, Oslo. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I took this one from the window on the plane on the way home – the sun setting over a fjord opening out onto the North sea.

Fjord Sunset. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Fjord Sunset. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

 

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Light Sculptures come to #Edinburgh #KEYFRAMES www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni .@foa2016

Post by Lynn Henni

A spectacular light sculpture installation, KEYFRAMES, by French artists’ collective, Groupe LAPS (installed by Curated Place) debuts in St Andrew’s Square on 4th Feb and runs until 28 March .  This is a key event in 2016 Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

I managed a sneak preview as they were setting up and testing today so have not yet experienced the full show with the lights sequenced to original music to make the figures appear to move.   This sounds like something not to be missed!

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Some of the figures look like rugby players which may reflect the upcoming Rugby 6 Nations – could this be  Stuart Hogg preparing for Saturday’s clash against the auld enemy?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or perhaps basketball players here…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or even the Thin White Duke making his moves…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

These ones look more like gymnasts.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This will no doubt be clearer when animated.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Scottish country dancing maybe?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn

2 stick-people chilling while watching the dancing.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

For How Much longer? #Brutalist #Architecture #Edinburgh #Mono # Photo .@LynnHenni www.henni.photo

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni.

A few shots from a recent visit we made to the St. James Centre and the ‘Twisty Bridge’, in the re-development area and facing likely demolition.

Through The Struts. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Through The Struts. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sunny Spot. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sunny Spot. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Shadows. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Shadows. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Brutal Stairs. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Brutal Stairs. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Gleaming. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gleaming. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Through A Rainy Window. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Through A Rainy Window. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

And a few ‘oldies’ from the vaults.

Stair Brutalism. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Stair Brutalism. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Curvy Bridge (Before It Goes?) 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Curvy Bridge (Before It Goes?) 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Curvy Bridge (Before It Goes?) 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Curvy Bridge (Before It Goes?) 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Curvy Walkway..
Curvy Walkway..

Uncovered By Demolition. #Old #New #Edinburgh .@alcarbon68 .@lostedinburgh www.henni.photo

In the corner of St Andrews Square there is a big demotion site and it has uncovered the back of this building, so I’ve taken a few shots before it gets covered up again.

Old And New.
Old And New.