Around #Oslo #Norway #Norge #Photo #Fujifilm .@Fujifilm_UK

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.

Botanical Light Night .@TheBotanics #Edinburgh #Photography knicksen.com

Over the past few weeks the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens have been opened up for some illuminated night walks. Our visit was fairly busy with families and their smaller members seemed to enjoy themselves based on volume of expression.

If I’d had a bit more time, I’d have done a few longer exposure shots, but, instead, stuck with picking out an impressionistic set to give a flavour of what it was like. That’s the arty way of saying I took some quick shots

Illumination.
Illumination.
Gunnera Stalk.
Gunnera Stalk.
Light Leaves.
Light Leaves.
Tall Hedge.
Tall Hedge.
Branches.
Branches.
Shrublight 2.
Shrublight 2.
Shrublight.
Shrublight.
Shrublight.
Shrublight.
Water Lights.
Water Lights.
Water Lights.
Water Lights.
House Pattern
House Pattern
Small World.
Small World.
Light Leaves.
Light Leaves.

.@NtlMuseumsScot .@Fujifilm_UK #Edinburgh #Photography knicksen.com

Still learning the settings and stuff on the Fujifilm (XE-2) camera , so tried some night shots of The National Museum of Scotland – the ‘new’ bit, which was built in 1998, so, sort of new.

Round Tower, Square Tower.
Round Tower, Square Tower.
Vague Geometry.
Vague Geometry.
In The Shadows.
In The Shadows.
Weathering.
Weathering.
Weathering.
Weathering.

 

Traverse Theatre. .@traversetheatre #Edinburgh #Monochrome #Photography knicksen.com

Here’s a view of the curved steps of the Usher Hall leading towards the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Traverse was originally in the Grassmarket and moved to this custom built building in 1992. It is well known for the quality of productions it puts on and for the promotion of new works.

Traverse.
Traverse.