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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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#Galapagos #Ecuador #Iguana #Sealion #Photo

The next installment from the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. This time it’s Land Iguanas, cousins and precursors of the Marine fellas, plus sealions.

Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Land Iguana, Seymour Norte Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nah, Not Cute, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nah, Not Cute, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Itch, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Itch, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nose To Tail, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Nose To Tail, Baby Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Watery Bliss, Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Watery Bliss, Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sealion, Galapagos, Ecuador.

You may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Galapagos Marine Iguanas.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.

#Galapagos #Ecuador #Marine #Iguana #Sally #Lightfoot #Crab #Photo

Another set from the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. As with the previous post on the Giant Tortoises, there’s something prehistoric about the Marine Iguanas too. As there are often Sally Lightfoot Crabs  – Latin name Graspus Graspus , yes, really – nearby to the Iguanas, I’ve included them too.

Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.
Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.
Sun And Sea, Marine Iguana, Galapagos.

 

Just Resting, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Just Resting, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Claws, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Claws, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Three Amigos, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Three Amigos, Marine Iguanas, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sunny Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sunny Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Lesser Crested Rock Demon.
Lesser Crested Rock Demon.
Perched Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Perched Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Galapagos Marine Iguana.
Galapagos Marine Iguana.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sandy Foot, Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Basking Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Basking Marine Iguana, Galapagos, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
On The Move, Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Sally Lightfoot Crab, Galapagos, Ecuador.

As before, more to follow as I work through what I shot. In the meantime, you may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Galapagos Giant Tortoises.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.

.@FinchBayHotel .@MetroTouring #Galapagos #Ecuador #Tortoise #Tortuga #Photo

A selection of Galapagos Giant Tortoise photos taken in the ‘Highlands’ of Santa Cruz Island, in the Galapagos Archipelago offshore Ecuador, South America. Something prehistoric about these ancient looking creatures and, without anthropomorphising too much, full of character.

We stayed at the excellent Finch Bay Eco-Hotel and had a variety of fantastic, well-organised trips to see the unusual wildlife and landscape. We had good guides, in particular Valentine, who was easy-going, yet knowledgeable and authoritative, plus a friendly team in the hotel led by yer man Carlos.

Muddy Pool, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Muddy Pool, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Cautious, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Cautious, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Saliva, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Saliva, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Venerable, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Venerable, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.
Eye, Giant Tortoise, Galapagos.

And her’s a shot from the Tortoise breeding programme to conserve the species endemic to the various islands. As you can see, this wee fella is tiny compared to the fully grown adult above.

Baby Giant Tortoise, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Baby Giant Tortoise, Galapagos, Ecuador.

And finally, walking out of the picture…

On The Move, Giant Toroise, Galapagos.
On The Move, Giant Toroise, Galapagos.

More to follow as I work through what I shot. In the meantime, you may want to look at these previous posts on Ecuador.

Amazonian Rainforest.

Andean Cloudforest.

Woolworth .@UKVPrints .@Edinburgh #Monochrome #Photography knicksen.com

Update November 2014: The UKV Art project has closed down since this was posted, so if you would like a print of this, get in touch with me.

I’ve had a few more images selected for UKV Photo Art, which is encouraging. I must be doing something right.

Here’s another one of them, ‘Woolworth’, which shows an old Woolworths sign (minus the ‘s’) on a loading bay at the back of Lothian Road in Edinburgh. There is very little left of what was once a fixture in every high street. Click on the image below for information on how to buy a Photo Art print.

A bit more on the UKV Photo Art. This is a collaboration between a collective of UK and International photographers, digital artists and Paul Grundy of UKV Fine Art Printing to bring you the best high quality printed images. The editorial team review submissions to ensure high quality and there is a fine selection of Landscape, Seascape, People, Digital Art, Street and more categories.

Woolworth_.
Woolworth_. Click on the image for more details on the Photo Art Print options.