Isle Of Luing. #Slate #Island #Photo www.henni.photo

Luing, one of the Scottish Slate Islands.

Post by Lynn and Paul Henni

The Isle of Luing (pronounced Ling!) is well worth a visit if you are in that neck of the woods.  A short ferry ride from the Isle of Seil (which is itself only a 40 minute drive south from Oban).

Slate Beach, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
Slate Beach, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

The slate beach is fascinating – a skimmer’s paradise!

Slate Beach, looking towards Seil Island. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
Slate Beach, looking towards Seil Island. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Slate Beach (Close Up). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
Slate Beach (Close Up). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The scenery more generally is quite striking.

Hard Rock, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
Hard Rock, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Gap In The Rocks. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
The Gap In The Rocks. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Floating Seaweed, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
Floating Seaweed, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Abandoned, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
Abandoned, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

We also found flowers growing in unusual places.

Wild Flowers and Stones. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
Wild Flowers and Stones. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Disused Slate Quarry, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
Disused Slate Quarry, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

And of course, where there are sheep shots to be had, Paul will take them.

To The West, With Sheep, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
To The West, With Sheep, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
To The West, With A Sheep, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky
To The West, With A Sheep, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This shot makes Lynn look a bit like legendary wise woman sitting atop the slate.

Lynn on Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Luing #Slate #island #Beach #lynn #Rugged #Rock #Stone #Isle #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rocky
Lynn on Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This might have been the view Lynn was contemplating from up there.

In The Cuan Sound, From Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #B&W #Black and White #BW #Mono #Monochrome #Isle #Of #Luing #Slate #Island #Sea #Cloud #Yacht #Sail #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #Isles #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
In The Cuan Sound, From Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Heading back to the ferry post, we spotted this rider and side-car.

Bike and Sidecar, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Slate #Island #Luing #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isles #Sea #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock
Bike and Sidecar, Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Two Yachts, Westwards from The Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni. #Scotland #Country #Nature #Landscape #Scottish #Argyll #Argyllshire #West #Coast #Isle #Luing #Slate #Rock #Geology #Island #Sea #Seaside #Seil #Rugged #Rocky #Yacht #Yachts
Two Yachts, Westwards from The Isle of Luing. Photo by and copyright of PaulHenni.

One last sight of Luing from back on Seil.

Isle of Luing from Isle of Seil. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni. #Scotland #UK #Scottish #B&W #Black and White #BW #Mono #Monochrome #Isle #Of #Luing #Slate #Island #Sea #Cloud #Gloom #Country #Nature #Landscape #West #Coast #Argyll #Argyllshire #Isles #Seaside #Rocky #Stones #Rock #Geology
Isle of Luing from Isle of Seil. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

 

Finally, a short summary of what we have on show in Edinburgh at the moment.

henni.photo Prints and Etchings at 3 locations

Currently, our prints and etchings are on display at McDonald-Greene Jewellers in Bruntsfield,  at Dundas Street Framers and in the Art Collective at 139 Princes Street.  All work is for sale and ready to take away, but please feel free just to go and have a look and tell us what you think. Nothing beats seeing a print on the wall – you get a much better idea of it than on a screen.

henni.photo @ McDonald Greene jewellers, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ McDonald Greene jewellers, Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ Dundas Street Framers. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo @ Dundas Street Framers. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo @ The Art Collective, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo @ The Art Collective, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Edinburgh Alphabet Exhibition at The CityArt Centre

Paul’s photo is still on display in this exhibition, which is free and runs until October. See this post for more details.

 

City Art Centre A to Z Exhibition, ‘On The Inside’, Vaseline Hair’ Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

If there are any other images you are interesting in buying as prints  – framed, mounted or rolled in a tube – that are not in the exhibitions please email us to let us know.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or Instagram, where we post regularly.

Safehouse – Allmans Project. #Live #Music #Edinburgh #edfringe .@theSpaceUK www.henni.photo

In case you haven’t come a cross them, Safehouse are an Edinburgh based band who play regular gigs around Scotland, specialising in a fantastic blues / rock /psychedelic mix that’ll get you going.

With additional drummer and conga player, they did an Allmans Project set over a few nights as part of the Fringe here in Edinburgh and bloody good it was too. The line-up was Gary Mees, Gary Davidson, Sky Tusk, Ali Petrie, Andrew Stirling, Mike Park, Sean Scott and John Bruce. The latter two being former members of Blues’n’Trouble – previously posted about when they had their 30th anniversary.

So here’s a set of shots we took…

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse – The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse - The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse – The Allmans Project. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And a couple of out-takes.

First up, demonic eyes in the extra fine keyboard player, Mr Ali Petrie.

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And a strange transmogrification occurring – Mr Sky Tusk, yer vocalist extraordinaire.

Safehouse - Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Safehouse – Allmans Brothers Project. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Pud’s Memorial Gig #Stuart #Pud #Blackie #Rock #Roll #Music #Edinburgh www.henni.photo

Pud’s Memorial Gig 13th June 2015. A fine evening of music and commemoration in the company of Sheila  Blackie, Stuart’s (Pud’s) Mother. Here are one or two shots…

Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud's Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.
Pud’s Memorial Gig, Photo by Paul Henni.

The Blues Botherers

Some pictures from the Blues’n’Trouble 30th (give or take a couple of years) anniversary  gig, preceded by a snap of an early incarnation of B’n’T that was our wedding band in February 1983. The gig at The Queen’s Hall was kicked off by Safehouse and culminated in a reunion of various B’n’T people from over the years.

So, our wedding band. Yes, really. Callum (Scars drummer), Kruntsch(?), Willie Pettigrew, John Bruce, the late and very great Jimmy Brown and Lesley, if I remember right? They played  a country blues waltz for us to dance to, then it all kicked off.

A quick word for Jimmy Brown – one of the best gravelly blues voices I’ve heard, a really nice guy. A highlight for me was the band playing, with him singing Maggie’s Farm with both feeling (it was the eighties) and a smile on his face.

Bear in mind that this is a happy snap on a basic camera from the early eighties – you are lucky it’s in colour and vaguely in focus.

Blues'n'Trouble in 1983.
Blues’n’Trouble in 1983.

So, on to Safehouse. In the picture below it is three hairy blokes and drum’n’bass, but they are more than just a rythmn’n’hair band – go see ’em for some fantastic guitar stuff from Mr John Bruce and don’t miss Mr Ali Petrie’s organ. They are kept in line by the drums of Mr Sean Scott and the bass / chief of proceedings Mr Andrew Stirling and fronted by the man with the hairy voice, Mr Chris Peebles. They play regularly in Whistlebinkies in Edinburgh plus elsewhere and do an amazing Allman Brothers inspired set, together with blues and more.

Safehouse.
Safehouse.
Safehouse.
Safehouse.

And finally, the Blues’n’Trouble all-star revival combination monster that grew limbs and ended the night. There’s ex-BnT-ers Mike Park on the right, who plays like Peter Green I think, Sean Scott on the drums and Telecaster Dave, Mr Lively-having-a-good-time and in a grinning competition with John Bruce. They joined current band members Tim Elliott (vocals – and co-founder of Blues’n’Trouble with John Bruce), Angus Rose (keyboards/guitar) and Rod Kennard (bass).

BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.
BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.
BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.
BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.
BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.
BnT 30th (+2) Anniversary.