Light Sculptures come to #Edinburgh #KEYFRAMES www.henni.photo .@LynnHenni .@foa2016

Post by Lynn Henni

A spectacular light sculpture installation, KEYFRAMES, by French artists’ collective, Groupe LAPS (installed by Curated Place) debuts in St Andrew’s Square on 4th Feb and runs until 28 March .  This is a key event in 2016 Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design.

I managed a sneak preview as they were setting up and testing today so have not yet experienced the full show with the lights sequenced to original music to make the figures appear to move.   This sounds like something not to be missed!

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Some of the figures look like rugby players which may reflect the upcoming Rugby 6 Nations – could this be  Stuart Hogg preparing for Saturday’s clash against the auld enemy?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or perhaps basketball players here…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Or even the Thin White Duke making his moves…

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

These ones look more like gymnasts.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This will no doubt be clearer when animated.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Scottish country dancing maybe?

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn

2 stick-people chilling while watching the dancing.

KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
KEYFRAMES, by Groupe LAPS in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Stunning #Festival Opener #Harmonium #Edinburgh #edintfest .@edintfest www.henni.photo

Last night, the greatest cultural show on earth launched with a mesmerising spectacle, the Harmonium Project.

John Adams’ Harmonium performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus was set against a stunning projection of light and animations on the outside of the Usher Hall in front of a  crowd hypnotised and delighted in turn.

What a show; what a festival; what a city!

Words: Lynn Henni - Photos: Lynn and Paul Henni
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.

The Harmonium Project.

The Harmonium Project.

The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.
The Harmonium Project.

Rainy Reflections .@Fujifilm_UK .@HN_Edinburgh #Edinburgh #Photography knicksen.com

I have just switched from a Nikon (D3200) to a Fujifilm (XE-2) camera and now getting used to new buttons and dials. As we had some rain, I was doing soggy testing (me, not the camera), at least  with the benefit of some nice reflective surfaces. The Fuji is much smaller and lighter than the Nikon, but, so far, I’m impressed with the quality of the images and, as previously posted, the low light capabilities.

This is St Andrews Square in central Edinburgh, looking across the tram tracks, towards the Harvey Nichols shop.

Blue And Orange.
Blue And Orange.
Wet Light.
Wet Light.

And looking down the throat of an incoming tram.

Incoming!
Incoming!

And finally, looking across shiny and reflective bike stands towards the ongoing demolition.

Rainy Metal.
Rainy Metal.
Rainy Metal 2.
Rainy Metal 2.