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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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On The Campus #Photo #Edinburgh www.henni.photo @HeriotWattUni @Oriamscotland

Post by Paul Henni

On the Campus, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh.

A selection of images taken around the Heriot-Watt Campus, taken on a #Fujifilm #XPRO-2 or #XE-2.

The campus is on the site of the old Riccarton estate, so has some good mature trees, interesting paths and is worth exploring.

Firstly, a mix of some of the paths.

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.
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 some of the local ‘wildlife’.

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.
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.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Straight From The Horses Mouth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Straight From The Horses Mouth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hee Haw. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Hee Haw. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

On to some of the trees.

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

A bit of grass.

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.

The Oriam Centre.

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

And some clouds too.

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

In A #Garden #Photo #Oslo #Norway #Norge #Flower #Abstract #Fujifilm #Macro #MCE .@Fujifilm_UK

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

In An Oslo Garden

This is a bit of a change from our normal work.  We were staying with Paul’s cousin Gro who has a beautiful garden in Oslo – and the sun shone the whole time.  So, we had an excellent opportunity to experiment with some macro  photography.  Oh, and we have included some colour…

Close-up of a member of the onion family – allium.

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

I think this is actually a weed but I loved the structure and the colour.

A Subtle Blue. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
A Subtle Blue. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This is the allium again.

Explosion Of Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Explosion Of Green. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Again, not sure what this bee is sipping his nectar from but it was an apian favourite.

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

Normal black and white service is resumed – this is the blue weed again, also a favourite with bees.

On The Move. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
On The Move. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The pollen area that attracts the bees.

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

An onion in the vegetable garden.

Know Your Onions. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Know Your Onions. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Another close-up of the centre of a flower.

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

This one we recognised – the poppy.

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

Similarly, we could name this, the common dandelion.

Dandelion - Detail. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Dandelion – Detail. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

As is this.

Dandelion - The Remains. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Dandelion – The Remains. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

After all that photography, the well-placed deck chair was pretty inviting.

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

#Fujifilm Kit used:  #MCEX-11 and #MCEX-16 #Macro #Extension #Tube #XE-2 #XT-10 #Camera #35mm #18-55mm #55-200mm #Lens

Another Recommendation. Visit–> .@jupiterartland #taradonovan #Art #Photo www.henni.photo

We paid a visit to Jupiter Artland, which is not far to the west of Edinburgh. Well worth a visit, with enough space for a decent walkabout and also an intriguing mix of art to see and explore both indoors and out. The were also some installation pieces by Tara Donovan as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival.

So to the photos…

Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tara Donovan. At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
At Jupiter Artland. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Winter In #Edinburgh .@TheBotanics .@theSpurtle .@fujiholics #Mono #Photo

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh isn’t far from where I live and are an excellent place to visit all year round. I’ve taken a series of monochrome images that give a winter impression, so here they are. If it is too cold for you, there’s always the glasshouses. Shot on a Fujifilm XE-2.

Botanical Winter.
Botanical Winter.
Winter Decay.
Winter Decay.
Winter Stream.
Winter Stream.
Winter Pagoda.
Winter Pagoda.
Backlit Flowers.
Backlit Flowers.
All The White Labels.
All The White Labels.
Winter Tree.
Winter Tree.
Winter Textures Too.
Winter Textures Too.
Wintery Textures.
Wintery Textures.
Winter Sun.
Winter Sun.
Winter Textures And Tones.
Winter Textures And Tones.
Blowing In The Wind.
Blowing In The Wind.
Low Winter Sunlight.
Low Winter Sunlight.

 

Winter Pond.
Winter Pond.