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29th July 2015

Time lapse video showing patches of sunlight and shadow moving along the Nant Ffrancon valley as cumulus clouds stream overhead, Snowdonia, North Wales

One of those rare moments when you're in the right place at the right time with the right weather and the right equipment!

This time lapse video shows the interplay of sunlight, cloud and shadow along the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Nant Ffrancon Timelapse #2 page to watch the video and read more about it.

28th July 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset and cloud movement at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast at dusk

A lovely summer's day comes to an end on the North Wales coast at Llanfairfechan as Liz and I watch day fade to dusk while overhead an approaching cold front stirs up the clouds for this time lapse sequence.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llanfairfechan Timelapse #2 page to watch the video and read more about it.

27th July 2015

Stone spiral stairs and window inside Caernarfon Castle, North Wales Stone spiral stairs inside Caernarfon Castle, North Wales Stone spiral stairs and embrasure inside Caernarfon Castle, North Wales Stone passageway inside Caernarfon Castle, North Wales













Four of a kind here at goHOWiE.com, with images taken inside the walls of Caernarfon Castle, all processed and cropped the same to make a nice looking collection with a certain mysterious feel.

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Carnarfon Castle Interior #1, Carnarfon Castle Interior #2,
Carnarfon Castle Interior #3 and Carnarfon Castle Interior #4 photo pages to read more.

24th July 2015

Time lapse video showing a new crescent moon setting over the Conwy Estuary on the North Wales coast at dusk

This time lapse video shows the new crescent moon setting over the Conwy estuary on the North Wales coast on a lovely summer's evening.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Moonset Timelapse #4 page to watch the video and read more about it.

23rd July 2015

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide at dusk on the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

Another time lapse video from the beautiful North Wales coast, this time watching the tide coming in at Llandudno's West shore as the colour bleeds from the evening sky after sunset.

To read more, and watch the video, click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llandudno Timelapse #16 page.

22nd July 2015

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds forming and decaying over the North Wales coast at Rhos-on-Sea on a sunny afternoon

Clouds make for great subjects for a time lapse video, which is why I keep shooting them I guess!

This example shows the formation and decay of a street of cumulus clouds over the North Wales coast at Rhos-on-Sea on a lovely sunny afternoon.

To read more, and watch the video, click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Clouds Timelapse #8 page.

21st July 2015

Time lapse video showing sunrise on a misty morning at Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A beautiful, still dawn and sunrise at LLyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park is shown in this time lapse video, filmed during a brief window of opportunity earlier this month.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llyn Mymbyr Timelapse #4 page to watch the video and read more about it.

17th July 2015

Barnacle encrusted empty mussel shell on the sand on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast Worn down Buckley brick and pebbles on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast

Here's the final two images I've selected for inclusion here at goHOWiE.com from Liz's and my afternoon stroll along the beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast.

Despite, or maybe because of, the flat light, this proved to be a highly enjoyable and productive photograhy excursion.

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Beach and Shell #1 and Stones #5 photo pages to read more.

16th July 2015

Rock in rippled sand on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast Dark rock part buried in sand on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast

I really got into the groove once I'd started looking for interesting sand and rock compositions to photograph on the beach at Conwy Morfa, and here's a couple more of my favourites.

Don't worry though - we'll soon be moving onto something else!

A click on the links or thumbnails will take you to the Beach and Rock #10 and Beach and Rock #11 photo pages to read more.

15th July 2015

Rocks in the sand on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast Rock with a thin vein of quartz in the sand on the beach at Conway Morfa, North Wales coast

It's been a long time since I last worked on an individual image file, having been tied up producing time lapse videos for the past few weeks.

Time lapse is fun in its own way, but you can't edit an individual picture to get the best out of it, everything you do has to be applied to several hundred files at a time.

So it was with real pleasure that I produced these images of rocks in the sand at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast, each one individually tweaked to make it look just how I wanted.

Very satisfying!

A click on the links or thumbnails will take you to the Beach and Rock #8 and Beach and Rock #9 photo pages to read more.

14th July 2015

Time lapse video showing the change from night to day at LLyn Ogwen and Tryfan in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Unlike yesterday's time lapse video, this film of the dawn at Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park took a fair bit of time and effort to enact.

But getting up early means that I get to see beautiful places at their most beguiling, and usually I'm completely on my own - what a balm for the soul!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llyn Ogwen Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more about it.

13th July 2015

Time lapse video showing the movement of stratocumulus clouds

Some time lapse photo shoots are just so easy it's embarassing!

Such as this film of passing stratocumulus clouds, filmed from my back yard.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Clouds Timelapse #7 page to watch the video and read more about it.

10th July 2015

Time lapse video showing the tide coming in over a sandbank in the Menai Straits, Anglesey, Wales

Here's the final video from Liz's and my excursion to the Menai Straits on Anglesey last weekend, and features the rapid disappearance of a sandbank as the tide rushes in.

To read more, and watch the video, click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Menai Straits Timelapse #6 page.

9th July 2015

Time lapse video showing the tide coming in over a decaying jetty on the Menai Straits, Anglesey, Wales

Last Saturday was a very productive day for me, time lapse wise, on the Menai Straits.

This is the second of three videos I shot that afternoon and evening and shows the tide rushing in over the foreshore of the Straits from the Anglesey side as dusk falls.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Menai Straits Timelapse #4 page to watch the video and read more about it.

8th July 2015

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds passing over Thomas Telford's suspension bridge spanning the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

One of the most iconic views in North Wales.

This time lapse video shows cumulus clouds passing over Thomas Telford's famous suspension bridge, spanning the Menai Straits between the Isle of Anglesey and mainland Wales.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Menai Straits Timelapse #5 page to watch the video and read more about it.

7th July 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset over the Colwyn Bay offshore windfarm, North Wales

This deceptively simple time lapse video of sunset over the turbines of the Colwyn Bay wind farm required a rare combination of natural phenomena to work.

Read more, and watch the video, by clicking on the link or thumbnail to got to the Windfarm Sunset Timelapse #3 page.

6th July 2015

Time lapse video showing the full moon traversing across a darkening sky at dusk, filmed from Rhyl, North Wales

This simple time lapse video showing the full moon traversing across a darkening sky at dusk required the coming together of various factors to make it a sucess.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Moon Timelapse #3 page to watch the video and read more about it.

2nd July 2015

Time lapse video filmed overnight in the Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Reserve, Wales

Liz and I had a three day break in the Brecon Beacons at the end of June, an opportunity for me to finally have a serious go at making a star movement time lapse video.

All in all, I'm really pleased with this first attempt, but I learnt some unusal lessons along the way.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Dusk to Dawn Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read what I learned.

1st July 2015

Rock in the Mediterranean Sea at dusk on the Balleric Island of Menorca

Whew - OK - this is the last of my chosen old Fuji Velvia scans that I'm showing here at goHOWiE.com, featuring a rock in the Mediterranean Sea of the coast of Menorca. Back to digital capture again for my next offering.

Going over those old transparencies has made me realise again just how much more tolerant of dynamic range digital is compared with film, as I'm now taking photos that I would never even have attempted back in the days of film.

Having said that, I don't regret having shot on film for most of my photographic life, as the disciplines imposed by the media, and the understanding of the physics of photography I gained have helped me no end in getting the best out of the digital medium.

Would I go back to film? Not on your Nelly!

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Rock and Sea #8 photo page to read more.

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