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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.

The Victorian Dean Cemetery is still in use and is a favourite tranquil shortcut to the Dean Gallery.  It is one of the first cemeteries in Edinburgh to be laid out in formal lines – it is also pretty photogenic.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Standing Tall. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

This statue caught my eye from over the wall in the grounds of the Dean Gallery – she rose up from the trees dwarfing the smaller tombstones around.

Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Getting The Close Up. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.

Paul caught in the act snapping this fine fella below, the Reverent Francis Gillies, buried in 1862 and lying alongside 2 daughters, 2 sons, 2 wives and a son-in-law.

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

In the next shot, my eye was drawn to the angles and contrasts of light and dark – there’s a poignancy to the small cross sitting neatly between the taller ones.

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

Paul was attracted by this sculpture of unknown deceased which stands proud unlike many of the more 2 dimensional relief memorials.

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

 

 

 

 

We would recommend anyone wandering around that part of Edinburgh with an interest in local history stops for a nosey – many famous Edinburgers lie in rest here – Elsie Inglis, innovative doctor and suffragist; David Octavious Hill, painter and arts activist, and, with Robert Adamson, a pioneer many aspects of photography in Scotland.; and William Henry Playfair, one of the greatest 19th century Scottish architects whose influence is seen all over Edinburgh’s New Town (often to be seen in henni.photo work).

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.

Another walk along the Water Of Leith to blow out the cobwebs, taking some shots together with our #Fujifilm cameras. It’s as if we coordinated our kit. Quite a few for you this time, but what the hell…

Eyeing Up A Shot. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Eyeing Up A Shot. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Up And Down. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Up And Down. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Broken. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Broken. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Through The Arch. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Through The Arch. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Pathway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Pathway. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Flood. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
After The Flood. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Decayed. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Decayed. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Gentility. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Gentility. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Winter Defiance. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Winter Defiance. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Of Leith Weir 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Sheen (Dark). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sheen (Dark). Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Strolling. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Strolling. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Vantage Point. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Vantage Point. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Tiny Tower. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Tiny Tower. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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Post by Paul and Lynn Henni

Following on from our encounter with a fish eating Grey Heron, we were back on the Water of Leith path, this time looking for otters, having been told that they’d been seen recently. We soon realised that the water level and force were too strong and any sensible otter would be sheltered somewhere safe. Some shots giving an idea of the strength of the water flow.

The Handrail 2. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Handrail 2. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Handrail 1. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
The Handrail 1. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Spateful 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spateful 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spateful 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spateful 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Rushing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Rushing. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Spateful 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Spateful 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Water Under The Bridge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Water Under The Bridge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sploosh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Sploosh. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Watery Explosion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Watery Explosion. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Resistor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Resistor. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

 

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Post by Paul Henni

Potential indigestion? On the Water of Leith, near the Stockbridge Bridge, this large Heron had caught a big fish – a trout I think – and had it wedged to stop it flapping around. It had a couple of attempts to swallow it whole and then, incredibly, it did just that. It then just stood there, swollen necked and slightly smug.

Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 1. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 2. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Potential Indigestion 3. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.

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Post by Lynn and Paul Henni.

A stroll along the Water Of Leith is highly recommended, even if, as in this case, the rain sets in and you get drookit in the process.

Late Afternoon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Late Afternoon. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Under The Bridge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Under The Bridge. Photo by and copyright of Lynn Henni.
Standing In The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Standing In The Rain. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Being Trailed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Being Trailed. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Properly Dreich. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Properly Dreich. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Birthday Weather. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
Birthday Weather. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.