#Florence #People #City #Firenze #Photography www.henni.photo

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

People in Florence

Now that the sun has come out in Scotland, it feels like the right time to look back at our trip to Italy last year and do some more blog posts.  We spent a few days in that beautiful city Florence and a post on the art and architecture will follow.  But I thought I’d start with the people – we like street photography and Florence is full of people – you can’t move without tripping over tourists doing selfies or snapping each other with tablets.  However, we tried to focus on the people who live and work in Florence. for instance, this doorman outside a posh hotel.

The Doorman, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Door #Man #Uniform

The priest with his traditional robes somewhat at odds with the modern technology in his hands.

Priestly Communications, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European #Priest #Clergy #Religious #Communication #Mobile #Phone #Using

The local gent on his way for a ristretto with his daily paper.

A Certain Style, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Locals cycling round the many, many tourists

The Cyclist, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or stopping to answer that vital text.

Flowery Bike. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or pedestrians taking that important call.

Anomated. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Or just sitting reading a book.

Man And Bird. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

People live their lives despite the bustle of the visitors all around them.

A Quiet Moment. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And even manage to find quiet routes away from the hurly burly.

Arched Alleyway, Florence. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Having said all that, a post on people in Florence can’t ignore the tourists – and it’s hard to photography some of the main sights without tourists in shot.  The replica of Michelangelo’s David outside the  Palazzo Vecchio is impossible to photograph without visitors passing by so I embraced them as part of the shot.

David. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

And you cannot avoid the crowds outside the Uffiizi if you want to visit its treasures.

At The Office. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

We loved the Loggia dei Lanzi with its outdoor gallery of statues  as did this couple.

Admiration. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Italy #Italia #Florence #Firenze #Tuscany #Tuscany #Florentine #Fiorentia #City #Urban #European

Florence is a beautiful city and we were so fortunate to have the chance to visit – and we look forward to sharing more photos in future posts.

Imperial Occupation. #Edinburgh #Starwars #Stormtrooper #Photo www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni

Live report, Imperial crackdown, Stormtroopers on the streets of Edinburgh, roads closed, hairdresser security tightened up. Be afraid…

Road Closed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Road Closed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spotted. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spotted. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Even Evil Empires Follow Rules. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Even Evil Empires Follow Rules. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

The #Victorian #Dean #Cemetery #Edinburgh #Blackandwhite #Photo www.henni.photo

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.

The Victorian Dean Cemetery is still in use and is a favourite tranquil shortcut to the Dean Gallery.  It is one of the first cemeteries in Edinburgh to be laid out in formal lines – it is also pretty photogenic.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Standing Tall. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This statue caught my eye from over the wall in the grounds of the Dean Gallery – she rose up from the trees dwarfing the smaller tombstones around.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Getting The Close Up. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Paul caught in the act snapping this fine fella below, the Reverent Francis Gillies, buried in 1862 and lying alongside 2 daughters, 2 sons, 2 wives and a son-in-law.

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

In the next shot, my eye was drawn to the angles and contrasts of light and dark – there’s a poignancy to the small cross sitting neatly between the taller ones.

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

Paul was attracted by this sculpture of unknown deceased which stands proud unlike many of the more 2 dimensional relief memorials.

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

 

 

 

 

We would recommend anyone wandering around that part of Edinburgh with an interest in local history stops for a nosey – many famous Edinburgers lie in rest here – Elsie Inglis, innovative doctor and suffragist; David Octavious Hill, painter and arts activist, and, with Robert Adamson, a pioneer many aspects of photography in Scotland.; and William Henry Playfair, one of the greatest 19th century Scottish architects whose influence is seen all over Edinburgh’s New Town (often to be seen in henni.photo work).

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

 

Another Water Of Leith Walk. #Rain #Edinburgh #Mono #Photo #Fuji .@WOLCT henni.photo

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.

Another walk along the Water Of Leith to blow out the cobwebs, taking some shots together with our #Fujifilm cameras. It’s as if we coordinated our kit. Quite a few for you this time, but what the hell…

Eyeing Up A Shot. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Eyeing Up A Shot. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Up And Down. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Up And Down. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Broken. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Broken. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Through The Arch. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Through The Arch. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Pathway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Pathway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Flood. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Flood. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Decayed. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Decayed. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Gentility. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Gentility. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Winter Defiance. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Winter Defiance. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Sheen (Dark). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sheen (Dark). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Strolling. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Strolling. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Vantage Point. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Vantage Point. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Tiny Tower. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tiny Tower. Photo by and copyright of Paul 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..

#Misty #Evening #Edinburgh #Mono # Photo .@Edinburgh_CC .@EdinOutdoors www.henni.photo

Post by Paul Henni.

Following on from the recent posts we did of Edinburgh in a morning Haar, here are some that I got around the same time, but shot at night. Lots of fine lighting effects from the street lights.

More Misty Meadows. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
More Misty Meadows. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Trudgery. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Trudgery. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Globes Of Light. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Globes Of Light. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Runners. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Runners. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Pointless Umbrella. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Pointless Umbrella. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Bobby. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Misty Bobby. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greyfriars Graveyard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Greyfriars Graveyard. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Foglight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Foglight. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Station In The Mist. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Station In The Mist. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Out Of The White And Into The Red. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Out Of The White And Into The Red. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Caught In The Headlights. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Caught In The Headlights. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Homeward Bound Again. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Homeward Bound Again. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.