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This is filming for the new Avengers Infinity War film. They were doing the drone and 3D shooting with some of the old town buildings lit up, red at this point. Interesting the difference it makes.

Here’s the City Art Centre in the middle of the action, above Waverley Station, with The Scotsman Hotel in yellow at the left.

Avengers Infinity War Film, on in location Edinburgh. #AvengersInfinityWar #Marvel Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And our more usual henni.photo black and white version.

Avengers Infinity War Film, on in location Edinburgh. #AvengersInfinityWar #Marvel Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Finally, a couple of shots of the lights they were using for this.

Avengers Infinity War Film, on in location Edinburgh. #AvengersInfinityWar #Marvel Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Avengers Infinity War Film, on in location Edinburgh. #AvengersInfinityWar #Marvel Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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Venice People – locals and visitors

I’m sure there is a time when Venice is quiet but we have yet to discover it.  So we embraced the people – visitors and locals alike; after all, it’s hard to complain about tourists when you are one yourself although I can understand the local No Grandi Navi campaign to reduce the enormous cruise ships which cause damage with their wake and whose clients spend little time and money in Venice but because they travel in large groups make certain areas very congested.

A Walk Through The Colonnade, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Locals can be spotted – usually ducking down the quiet side routes.

Pylones 2, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Or having a quick fag before service starts.

Framed, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

I like the symmetry of Paul’s shot with the tiny figure just slightly out of line with the centre.

At The End Of The Portico, St Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This shot of Paul’s has caught the light showing the texture of the worn tiles.

Worn Surfaces, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, the Doge’s Palace and the Bell Tower is a massive draw for tourists and you can spend hours people watching there – with your camera to hand, obviously.

Let’s Go There. Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This guy was snapping away turning round in a full circle.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

The Piazza is a great (if expensive) place to stop for a drink – we couldn’t bring ourselves to spend that amount of money on a coffee but were glad others did.

Smoking, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Thankfully, you don’t need to use the cafes to have a seat with a view on Piazza San Marco.

In The Sun, St. Marks Square, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

I love reflection shots although I generally try to avoid being part of the picture but failed here.  The shot also has Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and a local fisherman.

Reflection, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Still, I prefer to snap Paul!

Telephoto Lens, Venice.Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

We were supposed to be looking at art here but I loved the light coming in through the windows of the Ca’ d’Oro Museum as Paul appeared at the top of the stairs.

Light at the Ca’ d’Oro Museum, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Again I like the light on this one as these Italian ladies were sharing a photo on a mobile phone in the sun.

Gather Round, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Venice is a wonderful city and if you can pick a quiet time, so much the better.  Otherwise, our advice is skirt around the centre especially 11-3.30 when the cruisers are ashore.  We’ll be back!

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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.

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Some More Images Of Leith and Our Weekend -10% Offer.

Following on from our Leith post last week, here’s another selection of Leith images for you, plus details (at the bottom) of our special weekend offer on prints. A longer post, again, but hopefully you enjoy the mini tour of an intriguing part of the city.

We start in the dark. These shots were taken about a week ago, when the cold weather was kicking in. A couple from The Shore first.

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 next up is the entrance to The Port of Leith, with some nice columns of light reflected in the harbour.

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

The 22 bus, about to leave Ocean Terminal to head to The Gyle Centre, on the other side of town, followed by a late night bus stop.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Late Night Bus Stop, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

One of the bridges over The Water Of Leith, as it heads towards the port area.

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

Next, from yesterday, the icy, cold blueness of the partly frozen port area.

Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Port Of Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Platinum Point. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Chancelot Mill. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
On Constitution Street. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Swimming Duck. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
The Stare. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tip Top Tresses. Leith Walk. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tip Top Tresses. Leith Walk. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

And finally, this is the last weekend of our ‘Urban Noir’ Exhibition,  so we will be present from 11-17:00 today and tomorrow and are offering 10% off print sales and orders (excluding etchings) on these days at The Image Collective, an excellent and eclectic gallery space on the top floor, opposite the Britannia; we have framed, mounted and rolled prints. We also have two hand printed etchings available framed or mounted. If there are any other images you are interesting in buying prints of that are not in the exhibition let us know.

Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for 'The Elements' @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for ‘The Elements’ @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

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Towards, Around and About Leith in images.

Our exhibition in Leith has made us think about the area and its relationship to Edinburgh; they may be joined now but once Leith was separated from the city and was the major port serving Edinburgh and beyond, whether it was shipping goods in and out or people.  It was briefly the centre of power while Marie of Guise, mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, ruled the country from Leith before being forced to retreat to Edinburgh Castle by Scottish Protestant nobles supported by English troops who docked in Leith.   When Mary returned from France to the land of her birth, she arrived at Leith port and was distinctly underwhelmed at the lack of a reception.

Leith has a strong industrial and trade heritage with glass, soap, whisky, lead, whaling and, of course, ship building all featuring.  It was also well known for its bonded warehouses for whisky, wine and port – many of these have now been converted into flats or offices.

Finally, it has a personal link as Paul’s parents married in the old Norwegian Seaman’s church which is now the Leith School of Art.

The first photos are from Leith Street, at the very top of Leith Walk. Although not actually in Leith itself, this was and remains the main route to Leith from central Edinburgh.  A huge development is underway to remove the hideous brutalist St James’ Centre and New St Andrew’s House so currently, it is very congested.

This image was shot from the ‘twisty walkway’ that goes over the street and into the soon to vanish St James Shopping centre, taken before sunrise (yes, Paul was so excited by the snow that he got up before dawn…at the weekend…!) back in January this year with falling snow.

Leith Street Snow. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Leith Street Snow. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

This is the ‘twisty walkway’ which is being removed as part of the redevelopment.  Hopefully, it can be used elsewhere.

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

Heading down Leith Walk which is divided by the boundary between Edinburgh and Leith (the famous Boundary Bar marks the line) until recently, there was a fantastic mural by Guido van Helten to celebrate the Edinburgh Festival of the 1960s.

Leith Walk Mural.
Leith Walk Mural.

This disappeared in the last year or so with the opening of the new restaurant, Origano below.

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

Continuing down to the bottom, there is the Foot Of the Walk pub which serves breakfast.  Several Leith pubs are open very early in the morning traditionally for dock workers coming off a night shift and sometimes city centre clubbers end up down in Leith to keep the party going!

Breakfast Served Until 12 Noon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Breakfast Served Until 12 Noon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Leith is not so short of pubs, they need pointing out.

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

Beyond the end of Leith Walk, you move into  Constitution Street which is near the so called banana flats which featured in the film, Trainspotting , and some fine old buildings harking back to when well-to-do ship owners and traders set up home and work nearby.

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.
Crested Gates, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Crested Gates, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beldam Lascar, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Beldam Lascar, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wise Ladies Collect Blue Coupons, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Wise Ladies Collect Blue Coupons, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Police Box Art, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Police Box Art, Leith. 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.
Fire Master, First Door (Ghost Sign), Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Fire Master, First Door (Ghost Sign), Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

Further on in the port area, the Water of Leith meets the sea providing great opportunities for reflective shots.

Topsy Turvy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Topsy Turvy. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

There is a wonderful old swing bridge which used to take traffic before redevelopment and building of Victoria Quay, the Scottish Government office.  Now, it makes a great spot for looking back across the shore.

Leith Girders. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Leith Girders. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Leith is currently hosting the art installation,  the Dazzle Ship,  which was co-commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival and 14-18 NOW.  It arrived as a plain, blue ship and artist, Ciara Phillips, designed and worked with others to create the artwork, ’ Every Woman’.

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

Leith is also an active port, with ships docking and loading or unloading on a daily basis.   Here is the AKOFS Aker Wayfarer, an offshore construction vessel.

The Big Boat, Leith (AKOFS - Aker Wayfarer). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Big Boat, Leith (AKOFS – Aker Wayfarer). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

It also has a  fine old customs house which featured in the recent BBC series, Secret Agent; also home to many pigeons!

Pigeon Tower, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Pigeon Tower, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Further on is the the Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal which is currently hosting our current exhibition, ‘Urban Noir’.

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

‘Urban Noir’ Exhibition is on display at The Image Collective, an excellent and eclectic gallery space on the top floor, opposite the Britannia, where our images are all available to buy; we have framed, mounted and rolled prints. We also have two hand printed etchings available framed or mounted. If there are any other images you are interesting in buying prints of that are not in the exhibition let us know.

Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for 'The Elements' @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for ‘The Elements’ @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

 

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‘Urban Noir’ – New Photographic Print Exhibition – November 2016

We’ve had a break from social media, including the blog, to let us re-charge our batteries after two Exhibitions back to back in July (Retina) and August (Dazzle).

Opening tomorrow night and running for November, we’ll have ‘Urban Noir’ at The Image Collective in Ocean Terminal in Leith, a nice gallery space on the top floor, opposite Britannia.

If you don’t know it, Ocean Terminal has a cinema, a range of  food options and shops, nearby, there’s Leith, a fine place for eating and drinking, with some great locations for photos for any photographers out there.

You can get a preview of the images we are showing in our website gallery and these are all available to buy as framed, mounted or rolled prints. We also have two hand printed etchings available. If there are any other images you are interesting in buying prints of that are not in the exhibition let us know.

Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir Photo Exhibition @ The Image Collective, Leith. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for 'The Elements' @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
henni.photo Reviews for ‘The Elements’ @ Retina. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Urban Noir, henni.photo @The Image Collective, Exhibition November 2016 Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.