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

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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.

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.

Bloody St Andrews and The East Neuk.

St Andrews is mostly known for golf, but if you ignore that, there’s a whole collection of historical anecdotes about various bloody deeds.

It is on the north-eastern tip of the Kingdom of Fife, looking out onto the North Sea, meaning that it is generally susceptible to cold onshore winds.

If you are looking for an interesting place to do photography, I’d recommend a trip. We also went down to the ‘East Neuk‘, which is the name given top the small set of fishing villages (Crail, Anstruther, Pittenweem, St Monans [or Monance] and Elie) running along the south-east coast of Fife at the entrance to the Firth of Forth, with views across to The Isle of May and Edinburgh.

Anyway, we were lucky to be given somewhere to stay for the weekend right in the centre of St Andrews so, naturally, I took some shots. I’ve posted more than I normally would as I promised to share a decent selection to those kind enough to let us stay there.

St Andrews

Jellyfish.
Jellyfish.
Jellyfish.
Jellyfish.
Good Rolls.
Good Rolls.
Noctilucent Cloud.
Noctilucent Cloud.
Bonkers.
Bonkers.
Setting Sun.
Setting Sun.
Setting Sun.
Setting Sun.
Fish And Chips.
Fish And Chips.
Do You Enter?
Do You Enter?
Underground.
Underground.

The Tower And The Wall. Underground.

Oops.
Oops.
Cycling Strictly Prohibited.
Cycling Strictly Prohibited.
The East Sands.
The East Sands.
Craggy.
Craggy.
Along The Coast.
Along The Coast.
Path Shadows.
Path Shadows.
Old News.
Old News.

 The East Neuk

Pittenweem,1874.
Pittenweem,1874.
Cloudy Seas.
Cloudy Seas.
Cloudy Seas.
Cloudy Seas.
The Lone Fisherwoman.
The Lone Fisherwoman.

TheLone Fisherwoman.

Danger!
Danger!
Towards St Monance.
Towards St Monance.
Crail Harbour.
Crail Harbour.
Crail Harbour.
Crail Harbour.
Well Used.
Well Used.
Well Used.
Well Used.
Just Resting.
Just Resting.
Crail Harbour.
Crail Harbour.
Sitting In The Shade.
Sitting In The Shade.
Crail Harbour.
Crail Harbour.
At Crail.
At Crail.