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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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Beauly River #Walk #Inverness #Highlands #Scotland #Photo www.henni.photo #Beauly

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.

 

 

 

An #Edinburgh #Valentine #Heart #Midlothian #Old #Town www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Today is apparently a day for Hearts, so here you go, Edinburgh’s own Heart of Midlothian on The Royal Mile in the Old Town. According to my vast research (on wikipedia), this commemorates the site of the old Tolbooth, the city prison and site of executions, leading to the tradition of spitting on it in relation to its sinister purpose.

There’s also Heart Of Midlothian FC, named after the Walter Scott novel of the same name. This blog is actually named after a former Hearts player, the Norwegian Roald Jensen, whose knickname was ‘Kniksen’, the link being my Norwegian birthplace and interest in Hearts.

Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Heart Of Midlothian. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The Man In The Hat. #Edinburgh #Photo #Street #BW www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul Henni.

As I’ve written before, a lot of my shots are taken on the way to or from somewhere, or when just out for a wander, rather than specifically planned. The benefits of living in a city, particularly one like Edinburgh, are endless things going on that can catch my eye, ideally with some good like to go with them.

In the case of these shots, it was this fine gent, Dave, in his hat and coat, ready for whatever weather we were about to experience during the course of the unfolding day. He was good enough to consent to a couple of close portrait shots too, for which thanks.

The Man In The Hat.Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat.Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Edinburgh #Street #Photography

 

From The City Streets. #Edinburgh #Photo #Street #BW www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni

Post by Lynn  and Paul Henni.

A fresh selection for you from the last few days.

The famous Guildford Arms or just the Guildford to locals is a Victorian bar apparently run by the same family since 1896.  A favourite with nearby government workers and tourists alike.

The Guildford One. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Guildford One. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Round the back, in the warren known as The Registers, it’s a bit grittier and shadier although about to be redeveloped; it’s worth poking about now before the gentrification starts.  The team which developed Advocate’s Court have plans which should see the 2 heritage buildings preserved but photographers may worry about the potential loss of the photogenic dark lanes and mueses.

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

Back to a favourite haunt; following Paul’s empty and starker early morning photo of Fleshmarket Close shot a couple of years ago, here is a shot with people going about their lunchtime business giving it a different narrative.

At the back of the old Scotsman newspaper building, runners would be kept fit taking messages up and down these steps.  Now a prestigious hotel, the old pigeon lofts which apparently housed birds to spread the news across Scotland is a penthouse suite.

Glancing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Glancing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We like to think atmospheric rather than seedy – again, an area under significant development with the 7.5 acre Waverley project just up the road.  Interestingly, the current and previous developers have contributed to a fund for community projects to brighten up the site and the surroundings – not sure this was what they had in mind.

The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Man In The Hat. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

#Edinburgh #Street #Photography