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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Venice People – locals and visitors

I’m sure there is a time when Venice is quiet but we have yet to discover it.  So we embraced the people – visitors and locals alike; after all, it’s hard to complain about tourists when you are one yourself although I can understand the local No Grandi Navi campaign to reduce the enormous cruise ships which cause damage with their wake and whose clients spend little time and money in Venice but because they travel in large groups make certain areas very congested.

A Walk Through The Colonnade, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Locals can be spotted – usually ducking down the quiet side routes.

Pylones 2, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Or having a quick fag before service starts.

Framed, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I like the symmetry of Paul’s shot with the tiny figure just slightly out of line with the centre.

At The End Of The Portico, St Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This shot of Paul’s has caught the light showing the texture of the worn tiles.

Worn Surfaces, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower is a massive draw for tourists and you can spend hours people watching there – with your camera to hand, obviously.

Let’s Go There. Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This guy was snapping away turning round in a full circle.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The Piazza is a great (if expensive) place to stop for a drink – we couldn’t bring ourselves to spend that amount of money on a coffee but were glad others did.

Smoking, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Thankfully, you don’t need to use the cafes to have a seat with a view on Piazza San Marco.

In The Sun, St. Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I love reflection shots although I generally try to avoid being part of the picture but failed here.  The shot also has Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and a local fisherman.

Reflection, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Still, I prefer to snap Paul!

Telephoto Lens, Venice.Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We were supposed to be looking at art here but I loved the light coming in through the windows of the Ca’ d’Oro Museum as Paul appeared at the top of the stairs.

Light at the Ca’ d’Oro Museum, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Again I like the light on this one as these Italian ladies were sharing a photo on a mobile phone in the sun.

Gather Round, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Venice is a wonderful city and if you can pick a quiet time, so much the better.  Otherwise, our advice is skirt around the centre especially 11-3.30 when the cruisers are ashore.  We’ll be back!

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Venice Canal-life

We can’t really do a series of blog posts on Venice without doing one focused on canals, gondole and gondoliers. Not that all those navigating upright are gondoliers.  This elderly gent was a cool guy with one hand on the oar while holding his pose.

Everyday Commuting, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Everyday Commuting, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or adjusting his shades.

Everyday Life, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Everyday Life, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

We resisted the lure of the gondola trip but everywhere we looked, there were gondole full of tourists.

Into The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Into The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

It could get a tad congested at junctions.

Just Like Picadilly Circus, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Just Like Picadilly Circus, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Paul got some close-ups with the tele-focus.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

A very determined looking gondolier.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I’m not sure I’d want to be steered around by someone born to fight but possible useful at those busy junctions.

Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Photographer crouching down and captured with reflection…

Getting The Shot, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Getting The Shot, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Of course, boats are not just for tourists – all goods brought into Venice have to come by boat.

Delivery, Venice Style. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Delivery, Venice Style. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

And locals (and a few canny tourists) use the traghetto which are plain gondole used to ferry folk across the Grand Canal which costs €2 for visitors and can save a lot of walking.

Traghetto, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Traghetto, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The quieter side of Venice, Cannaregio, feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the San Marco or San Polo – it’s well worth a wander and there’s a great restaurant with live music over there, Il Paradiso Perduto, and a lovely little wine bar Vino Vera we can strongly recomment.

The Runner, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Runner, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

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Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

A Walk Beside The River Beauly, near Inverness, plus an amble along Nairn Beach.

We used the Flowerburn Bed and Breakfast in Nairn, as our base for the Beauly River walk with our hosts. It is on the Walk Highlands website, as the River Beauly and Lovat Bridge circuit walk and is a nice moderate length for some gentle exercise to help justify some nice food and drink later. We also had an amble along the beach at Nairn.

Here are some other walks that we have done from the same base;

A quick note for photographers – if you go to do this walk, you will be near Fffordes Photographic, a place with a good reputation. We didn’t have time to visit when we were there, so can’t describe it more than that (yet).

And so to the images. Firstly, a mix of natural and man-made with this pylon part of the transmission network from the hydro-electric plant nearby.

Power Transmission, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Power Transmission, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And here’s Beaufort Castle, on the River Beauly, emerging from the trees. Former home of Lord Lovat of WW2 Commando fame.

Beaufort Castle, River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beaufort Castle, River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beaufort Castle, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni
Beaufort Castle, Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni

We were on the part of the walk beside the river as the sun broke through to highlight the trees on the bank opposite.

A Walk With Friends. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Walk With Friends. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beside The River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beside The River Beauly. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Survivor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Survivor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Dash of Sunlight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Dash of Sunlight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bereft. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bereft. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Old Fishing Hut, Beauly River. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Old Fishing Hut, Beauly River. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Some local ‘wildlife’ keeping an eye on us from a safe distance.

On Guard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On Guard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Last Of The Winter Sun, Beauly (Square Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Last Of The Winter Sun, Beauly (Square Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bucolic Stroll. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Bucolic Stroll. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Walking Through The Tall Shrubs. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Walking Through The Tall Shrubs. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greens And Browns. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greens And Browns. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And then back at Flowerburn B&B for a wee rest.

Mystery Dog. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Mystery Dog. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Before a trip out onto Nairn Beach for some more exercise.

Nairn Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
Nairn Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
The Man on the Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
The Man on the Beach. Photo by and copyright of LynnHenni.
Crow On The Beach, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Crow On The Beach, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Rocks, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Rocks, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Incoming Geese, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Incoming Geese, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Landing Geese, Nairn (Close Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Landing Geese, Nairn (Close Crop). Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Dog, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wet Dog, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Towards The Shelter, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Towards The Shelter, Nairn. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

 

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

Venice by Night

Our Italian trip started with a few nights in Venice.  We had spent a week here 4 years previously but that was BP – Before Photography (or at least what photography has become for us – shooting in raw, looking beyond the obvious, envisaging the world in black and white).  So, unsurprisingly, we took a lot of photos.  This blog post focuses on Venice by night.

We have to start with a fairly classic view.  We stayed in a pensione opposite the Santo Stefano church, a short walk from this bridge which attracts many tourists snapping away whether with mobile phones on selfie sticks or full frame cameras; it is a beautiful spot with domes of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute in the distance.

Classic Grand Canal by Night, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Classic Grand Canal by Night, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The bridge is itself lit with these rather rickety-looking lights which had a slightly sinister tinge when you are passing over the deserted bridge late at night.

The Light On The Bridge, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Light On The Bridge, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Once back over the bridge, the Campo Santo Stefano is a popular hangout with restaurants and the best Gelateria we found in Venice, the Paolin.  Perhaps that’s why so many families lingered in the square – this one playing with toy lights.

Playing with lights, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Playing with lights, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This stall outside our pensione sold such toys along with all sorts of other vital supplies – even at night, Italians might need to buy some sun glasses.

The Salesman, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Salesman, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Despite being main thoroughfares, canals are generally unlit beyond the light which reflects from the buildings and narrow lanes between the buildings.  This makes for interesting reflections.

Shadows on the canal, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Shadows on the canal, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or darkness which sets the architecture off beautifully.

Lighting Up The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Lighting Up The Darkness, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

As everywhere, smokers can be found lurking in dark corners.

The Cigarette, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Cigarette, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

There was an event at the local theatre which looked like a graduation party with everyone done up to the nines – this group were being waved off by their parents at the start of their evening.

Looking Up, Vencie. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Looking Up, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Venice by day – and many more – to follow.

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Post by Paul Henni

Some More Images Of Leith and Our Weekend -10% Offer.

Following on from our Leith post last week, here’s another selection of Leith images for you, plus details (at the bottom) of our special weekend offer on prints. A longer post, again, but hopefully you enjoy the mini tour of an intriguing part of the city.

We start in the dark. These shots were taken about a week ago, when the cold weather was kicking in. A couple from The Shore first.

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

And next up is the entrance to The Port of Leith, with some nice columns of light reflected in the harbour.

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

The 22 bus, about to leave Ocean Terminal to head to The Gyle Centre, on the other side of town, followed by a late night bus stop.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Late Night Bus Stop, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

One of the bridges over The Water Of Leith, as it heads towards the port area.

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

Next, from yesterday, the icy, cold blueness of the partly frozen port area.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Port Of Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Platinum Point. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Chancelot Mill. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On Constitution Street. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Swimming Duck. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Stare. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tip Top Tresses. Leith Walk. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tip Top Tresses. Leith Walk. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And finally, this is the last weekend of our ‘Urban Noir’ Exhibition,  so we will be present from 11-17:00 today and tomorrow and are offering 10% off print sales and orders (excluding etchings) on these days at The Image Collective, an excellent and eclectic gallery space on the top floor, opposite the Britannia; we have framed, mounted and rolled prints. We also have two hand printed etchings available framed or mounted. If there are any other images you are interesting in buying prints of that are not in the exhibition let us know.

Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for 'The Elements' @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for ‘The Elements’ @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.