Urban Noir 2017 – henni.photo @ The Dark Room, Ocean Terminal, Leith
Our prints are currently on display and for sale in The Dark Room in Ocean Terminal, Leith. The Dark Room is a new Photography Hub, Studio and Event Space. There’s also work by the excellent Janer Designs who do industrial, steampunk style lights made from old camera equipment, salvage and more.
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.
Locals can be spotted – usually ducking down the quiet side routes.
Or having a quick fag before service starts.
I like the symmetry of Paul’s shot with the tiny figure just slightly out of line with the centre.
This shot of Paul’s has caught the light showing the texture of the worn tiles.
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.
Or adjusting his shades.
We resisted the lure of the gondola trip but everywhere we looked, there were gondole full of tourists.
It could get a tad congested at junctions.
Paul got some close-ups with the tele-focus.
Gondolier Portrait, Venice. Photo by and copyright of Paul Henni.
A very determined looking gondolier.
I’m not sure I’d want to be steered around by someone born to fight but possible useful at those busy junctions.
Photographer crouching down and captured with reflection…
Of course, boats are not just for tourists – all goods brought into Venice have to come by boat.
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.
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.
Exploring Burghead and Burghead Beach (link to follow soon)
A quick note for photographers – if you go to do this walk, you will be near Fffordes Photographic, a place with a good reputation. We didn’t have time to visit when we were there, so can’t describe it more than that (yet).
And so to the images. Firstly, a mix of natural and man-made with this pylon part of the transmission network from the hydro-electric plant nearby.