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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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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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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.

Double Citrus. #Photography #Jewellery #Exhibition .@DazzleJewellery .@LynnHenni

Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

‘Edinburgh – Our City’ – Photographic Prints & Etchings at Dazzle@Dovecot 2016 Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

This is one of a series of posts showing the image selections for our exhibition,  ‘Edinburgh – Our City’,  which includes a wide range of etchings and prints showing our take on our home city, Edinburgh.

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

More details on the Exhibition, Dazzle and Dovecote Studios.

 

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Post by Paul Henni.

It was the kind of night where you’d be best heading home for a dram…said the quiffed lion to the bedraggled commuters.

A Night For A Dram. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A Night For A Dram. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Surprisingly Smooth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Surprisingly Smooth. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.