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19th December 2014

Yacht on the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

The welsh coast is certainly fertile ground for an outdoor photographer, and the day I spent in the company of my children and grandchildren on the beach at Llanbedrog definately didn't disappoint.

And it wasn't just the natural scenery that caught my eye on that day, as this striking image of a yacht in a blaze of colour testifies.

As usual, click on thumbnail or link to go to the Yacht and Beach #2 photo page to read more.

18th December 2014

View from the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Here's another view from the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, this time looking across Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia.

But why convert a lovely colourful beach scene to monochrome?

Click on thumbnail or link to go to the Llanbedrog Beach #2 photo page to read more.

17th December 2014

A solitary cumulus cloud over the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

The sun doesn't often shine on the welsh coast, but when it does it's absolutely gorgeous.

This the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula on such a lovely sunny afternoon, with just a solitary cumulus cloud to add a bit of interest to the sky.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llanbedrog Beach #1 photo page to read more.

16th December 2014

Time lapse video of a sunset with clouds, filmed from Caernarfon, North Wales

I seem to have developed an obsession with shooting time lapse sequences of sunsets, as here's yet another one, filmed from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast, to add to my collection.

Why do I do it? Well, I find that the more I practise the better I get, as a look back to my earlier attempts will show, but that's not the only reason.

I just love sharing the beauties of God's creation that I see all around me every day, and a glorious sunset is like the cherry on that particular cake.

To see the video, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset Timelapse #15 page, or you can check it out in my Vimeo gallery by following the link from the main menu above.

15th December 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk over the Menai Straits, North Wales

Following on from Friday's time lapse video, shot at dawn (unfortunate turn of phrase!) at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, today's offering here at goHOWiE.com is another time lapse sequence, filmed at the end of the same day, still on Anglesey but this time looking southwest along the Menai Straits and showing a wonderful display of light and shadow as the sun was setting behind a bank of broken cloud.

I'm so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and I really enjoy sharing what I see with others.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset over the Menai Straits page to watch the video and read about the making of it.

12th December 2014

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide on a stormy winter morning at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Here's another of my favourite North Wales coast beauty spots, Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey.

I normally visit here when the weather's calm, so shooting this stormy mid-winter time lapse of the incoming tide was a fresh experience for me (very fresh in fact!)

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Incoming tide at Penmon Point page to watch the video and read a bit more about the making of it.

11th December 2014

Groynes on Abersoch beach, North Wales

Another day, another photo of groynes on the North Wales coast.

I just can't resist photographing these iconic pieces of welsh seaside architecture, and this example is to be found on the beach at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Groynes #15 photo page to read more.

10th December 2014

Decaying groynes at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

I'm so blessed to be living in North Wales, just a short drive away from forests, waterfalls, mountains and, of course, the coast.

As a photographer I'm really spoilt for choice with so many photogenic and historic seaside locations to choose from.

These decaying groynes are on the beach at Llanfairfechan, picked out beautifully in the late afternoon sun.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Groynes #14 photo page to read more.

5th December 2014

Blue paddling pool on Llandudno promenade with the Little Orme in the background, North Wales coast

One of the nice things about photography as a hobby is that it trains you to look beyond the usual.

I've walked past and photographed this paddling pool on the promenade at Llandudno many, many times, and I'm still finding different compositions to picture it from.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Blue Pool #3 photo page to discover more.

4th December 2014

Orange and yellow gerbera flower

The gerbera is one of the most photogenic flowers around, so I make no apology for having photographed this prime example as it sat in a vase in my conservatory.

Just looking at this riot of colour cheers me up on this cold winter's day.

Just click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Gerbera #2 photo page to read more.

3rd December 2014

Purple flower, possibly a Delphinium

Here at goHOWie.com you'll find images and videos from all around the world, but quite often you can find beautiful stuff to photograph without even stepping through your front door.

At least, that's what I found one rainy weekend with nothing more than a vase of flowers and a sheet of paper.

To read more, and see a larger version of this image, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Purple Flower #1 photo page.

1st December 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset and twilight over the headland of Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast as viewed from the West Shore at LLandudno

With its combination of dramatic geology, big skies and unpredicable weather, the North Wales coastal strip is definately a 'go to' place for photography.

This time lapse video shows a great sunset over the headland at Penmaenmawr, followed by a lovely twilight light show.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset Timelapse #14 page to watch the video and read more.

28th November 2014

Old fence, with the mountains of Snowdonia in the background, North Wales

Show me a fence like this one and I'll know I'm in the hills of North Wales.

It's funny how the impact of agriculture on the landscape is so localised. It's almost like the landscape has developed an accent, dictated by the uses to which it's put.

I photographed this particular example by the side of the road in the Snowdonia National Park on a rare sunny afternoon.

To read more, ans see a larger version of this image, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fence and Mountains #1 photo page.

26th November 2014

Tidal pool at dusk on Llanfairfechan beach, Wales Tidal pool run off at dusk on Llanfairfechan beach, Wales Tidal pool and Puffin Island at dusk from Llanfairfechan beach, Wales

We've moved to the North Wales coast for today's trio of images, all taken from the beach at Llanfairfechan on the same beautiful evening, but each with a different story to tell.

Click on the thumbnails to go to the Llanfairfechan Beach #1, Llanfairfechan Beach #2 and Llanfairfechan Beach #3 photo pages to read more.

25th November 2014

Moored rowing boat at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Still on the shores of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia for today's image here at goHOWiE.com.

This is an area of North Wales that's so rich in visual treats I don't think I'll ever tire of coming here to relax and photograph (but not necessarily at the same time!)

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llyn Padarn boat #1 photo page to read more.

24th November 2014

Dolbadarn Castle and Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Honestly, where in the world would you rather be on a crisp late summer afternoon than the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales!

This photo shows the impressively situated ruins of Dolbadarn Castle as they overlook Llyn Padarn on just such an afternoon.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dolbadarn Castle #1 photo page to read more.

21st November 2014

Menai Straits shoreline at Bangor, North Wales

Here's another North Wales gem, the seaside town of Bangor.

But perhaps not pictured here from the usual angle.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Bangor shoreline #1 photo page to read more.

20th November 2014

River Conwy at Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales Banks of the river Conwy at Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales

Two more photos taken during Liz and my visit to Fairy Glen, just outside Betws-y-Coed, this time showing details of the river and beautifully sculpted riverbank

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Fairy Glen #2 and Fairy Glen #3 photo pages to read more.

19th November 2014

Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales

This is the wonderful Fairy Glen, just outside Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, a true hidden gem of a place, hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fairy Glen #1 photo page to read more.

17th November 2014

A worked slate face at the disused Dinorwig quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

There's beauty to be found in some of the most unlikely places.

This slate face, just catching the late afternoon sun at the disused Dinorwig quarry in Snowdonia, is a case in point, with lines shapes and textures all combining to give a very pleasing visual effect.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dinorwig Slate #2 photo page to read more.

14th November 2014

Pile of slate spoil at the disused Dinorwig slate quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

Who would have thought a pile of slate spoil could be so lovely?

The subtle colours of the slate at the disused Dinorwig quarry in Snowdonia were such a visual treat I couldn't help but photograph them.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dinorwig Slate #1 photo page to read more.

13th November 2014

Disused Dinorwig slate quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

A most surreal place.

This photo shows just a small part of the enormous abandoned slate quarry at Dinorwig, which my wife Liz and I spent a rare sunny afternoon exploring last summer.

It was so weird, I just didn't know where to point my camera next.

This image is one of the more 'normal' views that I photographed that visit.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dinorwig Quarry #1 photo page to read more.

12th November 2014

Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, Wales

Phew, fianlly back in the UK after our French exploits, with this view of the Nant Ffrancon valley under dramatic lighting from one of my favourite go to places in the Snowdonia National Park.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Nant Francon #1 photo page to read more.

11th November 2014

Chalk cliffs at Yport, Normandy, France

This image of chalk cliffs is the final offering from the charming French seaside town of Yport, and the final photo in this series from Liz and my tour around Normandy.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yport #3 photo page to see a larger version.

10th November 2014

The foreshore at Yport, Normandy, France

Here's another view of the charming seaside resort of Yport, on the Normandy coast, that Liz and I visited during our week long stay in northern France.

Definately a spot I'd make the effort to re-visit one day.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yport #2 photo page to read more.

7th November 2014

Boats on the beach at Yport, Normandy, France

One of the revelations of Liz's and my trip to Normandy was the lovely seaside resort of Yport, which I'd never heard of before, but was certainly glad we made the effort to visit.

Although we nearly didn't even get out of the car!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yport #1 photo page to find out why.

6th November 2014

Timber framed courtyard at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

Liz and I visited some charming an historic market towns during our stay in Normandy, and one of the prettiest was Pont de L'Arche.

With its ancient timber framed buildings and open air market, Pont de L'Arche was a real treat to walk around, admiring the architecture.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Pont de L'Arche #1 photo page to read more.

5th November 2014

Chateau Gaillard at dusk reflecting in the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy, France

Here's a second view of the lovely Chateau Gaillard, overlooking the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy.

Well worth an extra photo!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Les Andelys #2 photo page to read more.

4th November 2014

Chateau Gaillard at dusk reflecting in the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy, France

This is the beautifully situated Chateau Gaillard, perched above the small town of Les Andelys on the banks of the Seine as it meanders its way through the Normandy countryside.

Definately worth a second visit to see this view at dusk.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Les Andelys #1 photo page to read more.

3rd November 2014

Old window shutter hinge, with peeling blue paint, at Honfleur, Normandy

More dilapidated architectural detail from the back streets of Honfleur on the Normandy coast.

I'm sorry, but I just can't resist such beautiful colours and textures!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Honfleur Shutter #1 photo page to read more.

1st Novemberr 2014

Old door at Honfleur, Normandy

Wandering round the backstreets of Honfleur during Liz and my visit to this Normandy port, this slightly shabby door caught my eye, but why?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Honfleur Door #1 photo page to read more.

29th October 2014

Steps at the Vieux-Bassin at Honfleur, Normandy

OK, we're back in Normandy after the brief foray to warmer climes, and viewing one of the nicest places that Liz and I had the pleasure of visiting during our week long stay.

This is the port of Honfleur, on the banks of the Seine as it drains into the English Channel, and as quaint a spot as you could wish.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Honfleur Steps #1 photo page to read more.

28th October 2014

Time lapse video showing a cumulus cloud cell over the Colwyn Bay wind farm, North Wales, viewed from Rhos-on-Sea

If, like me, you get bored with clear blue skies all day long then the North Wales coast is definately the place for you.

This time lapse video clip shows a magnificent cumulus cloud cell boiling over the Colwyn Bay wind farm, viewed from Rhos-on-Sea.

But I wish I'd started filming half an hour earlier!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Clouds Timelapse #2 page to watch the video and find out what I missed.

27th October 2014

Time lapse video showing the sunrise at Puerto Pollenca, Mallorca

The hour or so either side of sunrise must be my favourite time of the day, watching as light slowly creeps across the sky.

Of course, it helps to have somewhere nice to watch the sky from, and even better if it's not freezing cold either!

So taking the stills for this lovely dawn at Puerto Pollenca on the warm island of Mallorca was an absolute treat.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Pollenca Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read a bit more about it.

24th October 2014

Time lapse video showing people watching the sunrise at Alcudia Bay, Mallorca

I'm taking a short break from the somewhat extensive tour of Normandy that we've been enjoying here at goHOWiE.com, in order to catch up on some recent time lapse videos I've been making.

The first is a sunrise, shot from the beach at Alcudia Bay on the warm and sunny island of Mallorca. A far cry from the rather damp and grey conditions I've been used to in Normandy.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

23rd October 2014

Stream that runs through the famous gardens at Monet's estate in Giverny, Normandy, France

This is the last view of Giverny I'm going to post here at goHOWiE.com, and shows the river Epte, which runs alongside Monet's estate.

A lovely view in its own right, and a refreshingly natural scene after the carefully landscaped gardens.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Stream #1 photo page to read more.

22nd October 2014

Decaying poppy at Giverny, Normandy, France

In the midst of all the pristine blooms that Liz and I enjoyed during out tour of Monet's gardens at Giverny, Normandy, this decaying poppy flower stood out to me as both a thing of beauty, and a poignant reminder of the fragility of life.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Poppy #3 photo page to read more.

21st October 2014

Wild poppy at Giverny, Normandy, France

It's curious how certain types of flower are etched into our consciousness.

This is a Normandy poppy, photographed at Giverny, and I'll wager that most viewers will look at this and remember World War One and the bloodshed that occured in this now tranquil and beautiful part of the world.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Poppy #2 photo page to read more.

20th October 2014

Pink wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France Blue wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France Close up pink wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France

Of all the beautiful sights Liz and I enjoyed during our visit to Giverny, Normandy, the wildflower meadow behind the Musée des Impressionnismes was what gave us the most pleasure.

Here are just three images from that lovely spot.

As usual, click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Pink Flower #1, Blue Flower #1 and Pink Flower #2photo pages to read more.

17th October 2014

The famous gardens at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

Photographing in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny, Normandy, it's difficult to avoid plagarising his impressionist works, painted here over a century ago.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Gardens #1 photo page to read more.

16th October 2014

Derelict row boats in the water gardens at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

Wandering round Claude Monet's estate at Giverny, Normandy we came across many visual delights, not least of which were these two derelict rowing boats.

But could there be more here than meets the eye?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Water Gardens #2 photo page to read more.

15th October 2014

The famous water gardens and Japanese bridge at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

No stay in Normandy would be complete without a visit to the village of Giverny and the estate of Claude Monet, especially if you're interested in art and photography that is.

The only problem in taking photos of the beautiful scenery are the huge numbers of other tourists, all trying to do the same thing!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Water Gardens #1 photo page to read more.

14th October 2014

A No Parking and Mad Dog sign in French at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

When visiting a new town, do you stick to the well trodden tourist areas, or, like me, do you go wandering the back streets?

There are some interesting and eminently photographable things to be found off the beaten track, such as this curious juxtaposition of signage, found in an alleyway at Pont de L'Arche in Normandy.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the No Parking Sign #1 photo page to read more.

10th October 2014

The river Seine at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

A beautiful afternoon by the river Seine at Pont de L'Arche in Normandy.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Seine #1 photo page to read more.

6th October 2014

Plastic clothes dummies in the market at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

Kind of spooky eh?

While Liz was admiring handbags in the market at Pont de L'Arche, I was on the lookout for unusual things to photograph.

I think this is a result on that score!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dummies #1 photo page to read more.

2nd October 2014

World war two concrete fortifications and modern wind turbine at Fecamp, Normandy, France

There's sort of an 'ancient and modern' theme in today's photo, showing a world war two concrete bunker set against a modern wind turbine, both to be found on the cliffs of Cap Fagnet on the Normandy coast.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fecamp - Normandy #2 photo page to read more.

1st October 2014

Chalk cliffs and wind turbines at Fecamp, Normandy, France

You might be forgiven for thinking you're back in Blighty, looking at the White Cliffs of Dover, for today's photo here at goHOWiE.com, but you're not.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fecamp - Normandy #1 photo page to find out where Liz and I really were on that sunny afternoon.

30th September 2014

Abstract mosaic at Evreux, Normandy, France Ceramic face mosaic at Evreux, Normandy, France

Wouldn't it be great to have fantastic sunlight every day?

Well, maybe not.

While low sunlight is what you need for photographing the grand landscape, flat light is much better for photographing details, such as these two examples of mosaic art that Liz and i found along the banks of the canal during a stroll around the Normandy town of Evreux.

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Mosaic #1 and Mosaic #2 photo pages to read more.

29th September 2014

L'Oiseau Blanc monument at Etretat, Normandy, France

Finding this striking monument on the headland above Etretat, on the Normandy coast, was somewhat of a suprise for Liz and myself, and I was glad of a beautiful sunset to photograph it against.

But what does it commemorate?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Etretat, Normandy #3 photo page to read more.

26th September 2014

Small yachts on the beach at Etretat, Normandy, France

Yesterday's photo of Etretat, on the Normandy coast, was taken under decent light, but today's image was taken during Liz's and my first visit to the resort, under leaden grey skies and drizzle.

Good photo opportunities were few and far between, so I was glad of this line of yachts drawn up on the beach.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Etretat, Normandy #1 photo page to read more.

25th September 2014

Panoramic image of Etretat, Normandy, France

Continuing our mini tour around the beauty spots of Normandy (well, a few of them anyway) Liz and I on the cliffs overlooking the sleepy seaside town of Etretat.

This image is from our second visit, the first being under heavy clouds and a flat grey drizzle.

Etretat was just too lovely to not see it under decent light.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Etretat, Normandy #2 photo page to read more.

24th September 2014

Le Manoir des Deux Amants, reflecting in the Seine at Connelles, Normandy, France

Compared with yesterday's image, showing the chateau Moulin de Connelles reflecting in the river Seine at Connelles, Normandy, this is the view 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

All I had to do was rotate the tripod head and adjust the exposure slightly to capture this view of our hotel, Le Manoir des Deux Amants.

The ducks were an unexpected bonus!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Connelles, Normandy #2 photo page to read more.

23rd September 2014

A small chateau, Moulin de Connelles, reflecting in the Seine at Connelles, Normandy, France

A few minutes of late afternoon sun allowed me to take this picture of the Moulin de Connelles, reflecting in the river Seine at Connelles in Normandy, France, during our stay in this enigmatic place.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Connelles, Normandy #1 photo page to read more.

22nd September 2014

Nave and statue in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

This image of a nave with statues is the last from Evreux cathedral in Normandy, taken during an hour spent wandering around inside while avoiding the rain outside.

Of course, I took many more photos than the four shown in this and the previous three entries, but enough is enough and next time we'll be moving on to an outdoor Normandy location.

Read more about this image by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Nave #1 page.

19th September 2014

Artifacts in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

This image, taken in a dimly lit alcove in Evreux catherdral, Normandy, pushed my photo taking and post-processing skills to the max.

Read more by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Detail #1 photo page.

18th September 2014

Ceiling detail in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

Today's photo is another detail from the inside of the cathedral at Evreux in Normandy, in which Liz and I spent a pleasant hour sheltering from the rain and admiring the architecture.

I find it always pays to look up when in a cathedral!

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Ceiling #1 photo page to read more.

17th September 2014

Stone arch and red curtain in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

Today sees the start of a new series of photos here at goHOWiE.com, taken earlier this year during a week long stay in Normandy, France.

Apart from half an hour's weak sunshine at the start of the week, it was grey skies throughout.

Just as well there's so much interesting architecture around to be photographed, such as these details inside the cathedral at Evreux.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Arch #1 photo page to read more.

15th September 2014

Time lapse video showing the tide coming in at Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales

Whew! Just got back from a two week break in Mallorca.

Lovely place and we'll be going back, but one thing it doesn't have is a meaningful tide.

Not so on the good old North Wales coast, where tidal ranges of five to eight metres are the norm, as can be seen in this short time lapse video of the incoming tide at Rhos-on-Sea.

Click on the link to go to the Rhos-on-Sea Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read a bit more about the making of it.

27th August 2014

Timelapse video of dusk falling over the Irish Sea, viewed from Deganwy on the North Wales coast

Here's another time lapse video clip from beautiful North Wales, this time showing the post sunset light show on a stunning evening overlooking the Irish Sea from the promenade at Deganwy.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Deganwy Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

26th August 2014

Timelapse video of dusk falling over Telford's suspension bridge, Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

After many still photo sessions from the layby overlooking Telford's suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, joining Anglesley to the Wales mainland, I finally got the chance to shoot a time lapse sequence showing the onset of night over this iconic scene.

Click on the link to go to the Menai Straits Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read a bit more about it.

23rd August 2014

Time lapse video showing a small waterfall at the foot of Tryfan in Snowdonia, North Wales

Some days the light just isn't dramatic enough for photographing big scenery.

But flat light is just fine for capturing running water, such as this small waterfall at the base of Tryfan in Snowdonia, North Wales, shotm as a time lapse sequence.

Click on the link to go to the Waterfall Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read a bit more about it.

20th August 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset at South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey

Another beautiful North Wales location shown in time lapse today here at goHOWiE.com, and this time we're at South Stack on the Isle of Anglesey to witness the sunset.

Click on the link to go to the South Stack Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read about the making of it.

19th August 2014

Time lapse video showing the play of clouds and sun over the beach and Great Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A typical North Wales day at the seaside, Llandudno in this case, bracing to say the least!

Not so good for sunbathing, but great for time lapse.

Click on the link to go to the Llandudno Timelapse #14 page to see the video and read about the making of it.

18th August 2014

Time lapse video dusk falling on a rainy evening at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales

What do you do when you're out photographing and a downpour comes your way?

That's what happened to me during an evening's time lapse filming at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales.

Fortunately I had a gadget with me that allowed me to carry on shooting, and produce this video presented here today at goHOWiE.com.

To find out what the gadget was, click on the link to go to the Caernarfon Timelapse #2 page.

15th August 2014

Time lapse video showing a mega moon rising over Colwyn Bay as the tide comes in at Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales

Whew! It's been a busy month so far what with trips to the seaside and mountains of beautiful North Wales.

Today's offering here at goHOWiE.com is a seaside time lapse video shot from the promenade at Rhos-on-Sea, overlooking Colwyn Bay; and there's quite a bit going on.

Click on the link to go to the Rhos-on-Sea Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read a bit more about the making of it.

14th August 2014

Penmon lighthouse at dusk, with Puffin Island in the background, Anglesey, North Wales

This scene of the lighthouse at Penmon Point was taken after sunset, with the remaining twilight bleeding away to the west, and was one of the last images that I took here on that particular evening.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lighthouse #63 photo page to read more.

13th August 2014

Penmon lighthouse with Puffin Island in the background, Anglesey, North Wales

I'm normally here at Penmon Point, on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, at dawn to watch and photograph the sunrise, but on this occasion Liz and I made an afternoon visit, specifically to make a time lapse video of the incoming tide.

This is one of the still images I took that day, and even though I didn't take this shot with its potential to be a stand-alone image in mind, I'm very pleased with how it gives a glimpse of the beauty we were enjoying during our visit.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lighthouse #62 photo page to read more.

12th August 2014

Sun rising over the beach at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

Continuing with our tour of North Wales sunrises, today's image shows the sun rising over the beach at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast.

This beach has quite extensive sand bars which appear and disappear with the tide, making for an interesting time lapse video , from which this still photo was taken.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llanfairfechan Sunrise #1 photo page to read more.

11th August 2014

Moel Famau at dawn, featuring the ruins of the Jubilee Tower, North Wales

Today's image here at goHOWiE.com shows one of my favourite spots in beautiful twilight lighting.

This is the summit of Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian range, and also my local hill.

It's a real blessing to be able to visit places like this, and to pick and choose when to go to catch the best light.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Moel Famau Dawn #1 photo page to read more.

8th August 2014

Colwyn Bay wind farm at sunrise, viewed from Llandudno on the North Wales coast

Another day, another sunrise.

Although a beautiful thing to watch, a still photo of a sunrise can be a pretty boring affair unless there's something else in the frame to set the sun off against.

Cue the Colwyn Bay wind farm!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Windfarm Sunrise #1 photo page to read more.

7th August 2014

Sun rising over Snowdonia, viewed from the beach at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula

Sunrise or sunset - which is your favourite?

Mine has to be sunrise, because the rest of the world is usually in bed and I'm left in peace to enjoy the moment, such as here early one summer's morning on the beach at Abersoch.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Abersoch Sunrise #2 photo page to read more.

6th August 2014

Abersoch beach at sunrise with groynes, Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Back to my early morning photoshoot at Abersoch beach on the Llyn Peninsula for today's photo here at goHOWiE.com.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Abersoch Sunrise #1 photo page to read more.

5th August 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset over the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral

Sometimes outdoor photography can be a real physical and mental challenge, and sometimes it's so easy you think you're somehow cheating!

This time lapse video of sunset ove rthe Marine lake at West Kirby on the Wirral falls into the latter category.

Click on the link to go to the West Kirby Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read a bit more about how easy it was to take.

4th August 2014

Abersoch beach at dawn with groynes, Llyn Peninsula, Wales

An early holiday start got me onto the beach at Abersoch, on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales, to witness the beautiful transition from night, through dawn and onto sunrise.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Abersoch Dawn #1 photo page to read more.

31st July 2014

Lighthouse at the end of the Holyhead harbour breakwater, Anglesey, North Wales

OK, so I'm a lighthouse fetishist!

This is the sixty first image of a lighthouse in the galleries here at goHOWiE.com, but the first of this particular lighthouse.

Why only the first? Well it took a lot of effort to find a way to get to it, but it was worth it in the end.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lighthouse #61 photo page to find out where exactly I was.

30th July 2014

Yachts becalmed at sunset on the Marine Lake, West Kirby, Wirral

A second image of becalmed yachts on the Marine Lake at West Kirby on show today here at goHOWiE.com.

I certainly wasn't going to waste the opportunity that presented itself on that lovely evening, although I don't think the yachtsmen were particularly happy about the lack of wind.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yachts #3 photo page to read more.

29th July 2014

Yacht becalmed at sunset on the Marine Lake, West Kirby, Wirral

This was one of those occasions where it was handy to have two cameras.

While my good old Canon 5D was clicking away taking the stills for my West Kirby Timelapse #2 video, I used my little Nikon to take a series of images of the yachts becalmed on the Marine Lake.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yacht #8 photo page to read more.

28th July 2014

Time lapse video showing the sunrise and incoming tide at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Liz and I have just come back from a weekend at my daughter's family caravan at Abersoch, on the Llyn Peninsula, another beautiful part of Wales.

Being near to the beach I just couldn't resist an early start on the Saturday morning to take the stills for this time lapse video clip.

As usual, click on the link to go to the Abersoch Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

23rd July 2014

Abandoned explosives bunker, Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales

Liz and I came across this rather unusual bunker while out walking the cliff path around Holyhead mountain, on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

We were a bit puzzled about its origins until a helpful local guy put us right.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Bunker #1 photo page to read more.

16th July 2014

Limestone escarpment near Llangollen, North Wales

It's not just the coast of North Wales that gets my juices flowing as a photographer, there's plenty to get excited about inland as well, such as the limestone landscapes around Llangollen.

Of course, the right light helps to bring out the best of any scene, and I certainly wasn't going to waste the opportunity of some rare late afternoon sun while driving home along the A542.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Limestone Escarpment #1 photo page to find out more.

14th July 2014

Point of Ayr lighthouse with remains of concrete path, Talacre, North Wales

Do I come here often?

You may be forgiven for assuming I'm having a senior moment today, with yet another image of the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre on the North Wales coast.

A quick scan through the Wales Coast Gallery will convince you that - yes - I have been here before.

So why take yet another photo?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lighthouse #60 photo page to find out more.

11th July 2014

Jetty and sun, Llandudno, North Wales

Back to the seaside for today's photo, showing my favourite jetty on Llandudno's North Parade about an hour after sunrise.

Taking photos directly into the sun usually isn't recommended, but with some hazy cloud taking the edge off the sun's brightness I just about got away with it.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Jetty and Sun #1 photo page to read more.

10th July 2014

Signpost for Offa's Dyke, Foel Fenlli, North Wales

Today's image here at goHOWiE.com is another from Foel Fenlli, part of the Clwydian range of mountains and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The 176 mile long Offa's Dyke National Trail passes along the flanks of Foel Fenlli, with attractive wooden way markers that just beg to be photographed.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Foel Fenlli #1 photo page to read more.

9th July 2014

The Clwydian range of hills, featuring Moel Famau, at dusk, North Wales

The end of a stunning day, looking to the northwest from the summit of Foel Fenlli over the Clwydian range of hills in North Wales, as the world holds its breath at the change of day into night.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Clwydians at dusk #2 photo page to read more.

8th July 2014

Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

This is a very 'straight' photo for me.

Normally my landscape images are taken in dramatic lighting or from an unusual perspective, but on this occasion I thought I'd let the scene speak for itself.

This is Puffin Island, just off the southeasternmost tip of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, and is one of my favourite places to visit for a little calm and reflection.

So I took this normal photo, with normal perspective, under normal lighting, just as a reminder of how beautiful this part of the world is.

Click on the link to go to the Puffin Island #1 photo page to read more.

7th July 2014

The lily pond at National Trust Bodnant Gardens, North Wales

Here's the last of three views that I intend to show of Bodnant Gardens from Liz's and my visit a few weeks ago.

Although I took dozens of photos, most of them were just of snapshot quality, with the harsh sun causing problems with contrast and colour.

Click on the link to go to the Bodnant Gardens #3 photo page to read more.

4th July 2014

The National Trust Bodnant Gardens, North Wales The National Trust Bodnant Gardens, North Wales

Sitting by my computer on a wet Friday, it's really nice to re-visit a couple of sunshine drenched photos from our recent trip to Bodnant Gardens in North Wales.

Mind you, bright sunshine is lovely for strolling around in, but makes photography quite tricky!

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Bodnant Gardens #1 and Bodnant Gardens #2 photo pages to read more.

2nd July 2014

Water Lily

A water lily is something I've always wanted to take a photo of, but despite visiting well known water lily hot spots I'd been disappointed.

However, I finally succeeded in what I would consider as a most unlikely location.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Water Lily #1 photo page to find out where.

1st July 2014

Tea shop by the Llangollen Canal, North Wales

Today's image here at goHOWiE is a second view from the wharf by the side of the Llangollen canal, this time focusing on the twee but attractive tea shop sign.

As with yesterday's photo, some serious manipulation was required to cope with the tonal range.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llangollen Shop #1 photo page to read more.

30th June 2014

Wharf on the Llangollen Canal, North Wales

A stroll along the Llangollen canal in the late evening sun is a real treat, especially when you come across scenes like this.

But taking a photo of the wharf wasn't all plain sailing.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llangollen Canal #1 photo page to read more.

26th June 2014

Time lapse video showing sunrise and the incoming tide at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

While yesterday's time lapse video offering was very much a spur of the moment affair, today's video, showing the incoming tide and sunrise at Llanfairfechan on the North wales coast, was a much more pre-meditiated affair.

As usual, click on the link to go to the Llanfairfechan Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

25th June 2014

Time lapse video showing the view down Llyn Padarn towards Snowdon, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A rare sunny day in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, found Liz and I on the banks of Llyn Padarn, by Llanberis, munching a picnic and watching as clouds played over the summit of Snowdon.

Suitable material for a half hour's worth of time lapse shooting? I think so!

Click on the link to go to the Llyn Padarn Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read a bit more about it.

24th June 2014

The Clwydian range of hills at dusk, North Wales

If I ever needed a reminder of how blessed I am to be living in North Wales, then this photo would do nicely.

Taken in the dusk on the slopes of Moel Famau close to where I live, this image shows part of the Clwydian range of hills as the evening mist is just starting to rise.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Clwydians at dusk #1 photo page to read more.

20th June 2014

Llangollen, North Wales, at dusk

Whew, that's the end of the latest batch of time lapse videos sorted out, and we're back to an 'ordinary' still photo for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com.

This is Llangollen, North Wales; a place that Liz and I don't visit very often, but it's quite a well known and heavily visited market town with lots of attractions.

What we like best is to stroll along the banks of the river Dee in the evening, and maybe stop off for a bite to eat somehere.

As usual, a click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Llangollen #1 photo page to read more.

19th June 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset and twilight over the Clwydian range of mountains in North Wales

Another beautiful part of North Wales to look at today here at goHOWiE.com.

Shot just a couple of days ago, this timelapse video shows sunset and twilight over the Clwydian range of mountains, just ten minutes' drive from my home.

Where else would you want to live?

Click on the link to go to the Clwydians Sunset Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

18th June 2014

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide at dusk at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

For sheer beauty it's hard to beat the Isle of Angelsey, just off the North Wales coast.

Mind you, it helps when the sun shines, as it did while shooting the stills for this time lapse video of the incoming tide at Penmon Point just before sunset and on into the twilight.

Click on the link to go to the Penmon Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

17th June 2014

Time lapse video showing heavy stratocumulus clouds over Deeside, North Wales

This time lapse video showing heavy stratocumulus clouds passing overhead was a completely impromptu production, filmed over the course of an hour through my office window at work on the Deeside Industrial Estate, North Wales

I'm glad I always carry my camera gear and tripod in the boot of my car or I would have missed it!

Click on the link to go to the Clouds Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more background info.

16th June 2014

Panning video showing the extent of LLandudno Bay including the Little Orme and the promenade

This video clip showing Llandudno Bay on the North Wales coast is a strange amalgam between still photography and video production.

Click on the link to go to the Llandudno Panorama #3 page to see the whole production and read more about how I made it.

13th June 2014

Time lapse video showing the sun setting over yachts in the Conway Marina, North Wales

It's that time of year again when folk like me, who like to photograph outdoors during the 'golden hours' around sunrise and sunset, get sleep deprived!

Still, it's worth losing a little sleep to watch beautiful sights like this sunset over the estuary of the river Conwy in North Wales.

Click on the link to go to the Sunset Timelapse #12 page to see the video and read more.

12th June 2014

A seaweed covered rock on the beach at sunset, Llandudno, North Wales

Another rock, another sunset on the North Wales coast.

This time we're on the West Shore at Llandudno, just on the cusp of sunset.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Beach and rock #7 photo page to read more.

11th June 2014

A rock on the beach at dusk, Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

Evenings spent on the North Wales coast watching the sun set and dusk creep across the sky are wonderful, refreshing times for my wife Liz and myself.

On this particular occasion we were at Church Bay on the Isle of Anglesey on a lovely 'soft' evening.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Beach and rock #6 photo page to read more.

9th June 2014

Groynes at sunset, Rhyl, North Wales

This lovely, tranquil, sunset scene on Rhyl beach on the North Wales coast belies the state I was in when I actually took the photo.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Groynes #13 photo page to read more.

6th June 2014

Shelter on the promenade, Llandudno, North Wales

A little bit of nostalgia from soggy childhood holidays on the North Wales coast, when these seaside shelters came in very handy.

Fortunately we didn't need to use this one, on the promenade at Llandudno, on this particular occasion as the weather stayed good.

As usual, a click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Shelter #3 photo page to read more.

5th June 2014

The Little Orme under stormy skies, Llandudno, North Wales

It's funny how the same scene can look so different on different days.

This is the Little Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast, thankfully an area of very active weather, as can be seen in this image.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Little Orme #1 photo page to read more.

4th June 2014

Slate heap and ruined stone cottage, Moel Siabod, North Wales

Continuing on the theme of slate, photographed during my latest excursion up Moel Siabod in the Snowdonia National Park, here is the only other image worthy of note that I took on that very hazy day.

These derelict workmens' cottages and pile of slate spoil are typical of many such scenes throughout the region, and give a real sense of history and the rigours of mining, now pretty much at an end.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Slate and Ruin #1 photo page to read more.

3rd June 2014

Slate details, Moel Siabod, North Wales Slate and lichen details, Moel Siabod, North Wales

A day's excursion to climb and photograph Moel Siabod in Snowdonia, North Wales, might have been a washout (from a photgraphic point of view anyway) due to dense haze.

It was a good job there was so much lovely slate around to compensate!

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Slate #1 and Slate #2 photo pages to read more.

2nd June 2014

Time lapse video showing visitors passing through Monet's garden, Giverny, France

Well, Liz and I have just got back from a week's holiday in Normandy, and top of our 'to do' list was a visit to Monet's Gardens in Giverny.

Apparently it was top of quite a number of other peoples' list as well, as this short time lapse clip shows!

Click on the link to go to the Giverny Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more.