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25th July 2016

Colourful rainbow socks, Reykjavik, Iceland Colourful painted grid, Reykjavik, Iceland Street art on display in Reykjavik, Iceland

Here are the last three examples of local colour, photographed in the grey streets of Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland.

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22nd July 2016

Cafe Babalu, Reykjavik, Iceland Poster advertising the Cafe Babalu, Reykjavik, Iceland Neon sign advertising the Cafe Babalu, Reykjavik, Iceland

My favourite spot in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, was the Cafe Babalu.

A riot of colour, light and warmth set in otherwise chilly, damp and grey surroundings.

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21st July 2016

Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art ans sitting man, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland

Here's the second and final set of Reykjavik graffiti images, the photographing of which brightened my day in the cold and drizzly capital of Iceland.

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20th July 2016

Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art, Reykjavik, Iceland Graffiti street art at cafe Babalu, Reykjavik, Iceland

My overwhelming impression of Reykjavik, the captial of Iceland, was of grey.

Grey weather, grey architiecture.

Thank goodness the Icelanders rebel against all this grey with some beautiful and colourful graffiti that was a treat for my eyes (and camera, of course).

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19th July 2016

Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk falling over the Great Orme and the promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A short interlude from images from Iceland today, to show this time lapse video, shot much closer to home on the promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

No volcanoes or glaciers, just a lovely sunset and twilight over this classic British seaside resort.

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18th July 2016

Sun Voyager Viking ship sculpture on the seafront, Reykjavik, Iceland

This dramatic sculpture, the 'Sun Voyager', is the focal point of attention along the seafront at Reykjavik, Iceland, so of course, I had to photograph it.

But I wasn't content with just a snapshot.

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15th July 2016

Harpa building interior on the seafront at Reykjavik, Iceland Harpa building mirrored ceiling, Reykjavik, Iceland Harpa building mirrored ceiling, Reykjavik, Iceland

The inside of the Harpa building, on the harbour side at Reykjavik, Iceland, is a photographer's wonderland of abstract concrete and glass.

Here are just three images from the many that I took inside the Harpa.

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14th July 2016

Harpa building on the seafront at Reykjavik, Iceland Hallgrimskirkja church at Reykjavik, Iceland Cafe Babalu, Reykjavik, Iceland

Walking round the streets of Reykjavik, Iceland on a grey and drizzly summer's day doing the tourist thing, I came across three buildings of note.

Two were modern concrete, steel and glass monoliths, and the other was a small cafe, seemingly put together out of random bits of wood and steel sheet.

I wonder which one you like the best? I know which is my favourite!

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13th July 2016

Panoramic image of the beautiful beach at Horgabost on the island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland on a stormy day

Carrying on our photo-journey based on the cruise Liz and I took up to Iceland on the P&O liner Azura, and today I'm presenting a panoramic image from the beautiful and dramatic beach at Horgabost of the Isle of Harris.

The weather was wild, but that just added to the beauty as far as I was concerned.

I doubt if my fellow travellers thought the same though!

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12th July 2016

Panoramic image of Belfast harbour in Northern Ireland, featuring the Harland & Wolff shipyard and the Titanic museum

This panoramic view of Belfast Harbour, with some of its iconic industrial landmarks, was photographed from the highest point of the P&O cruise liner Azura as she was berthed there on the first stop of a cruise up to Iceland and back.

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11th July 2016

Video of the Godafoss Waterfall in Iceland Video of boiling steam issueing from a geothermal vent in Iceland Video of boiling steam issueing from a geothermal vent in Iceland

Back to the wonders of Iceland today here at goHOWiE.com, and three realtime videos showing some of the amazing sights that Liz and I experienced during our tour around the north of the country, taking in the Godafoss waterfalls and the geothermal activity at Hverarond.

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8th July 2016

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide at sunset on the estuary of the river Conwy at Conway on the North Wales coast

A brief diversion from our tour round Iceland and the Scottish Islands today here at goHOWiE.com, to showcase this lovely time lapse video that I shot just three evenings ago.

Standing on the road bridge over the river Conwy and looking up the mouth of the estuary gave this lovely view of the sunset while the incoming tide slowly covered over the sandbanks and mudflats in front of Liz and I.

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7th July 2016

Time lapse video showing the changing views sailing out of Isafjordur on the north coast of Iceland from the upper deck of the P&O cruise liner Azura

Here's the second of only two time lapse videos that I shot during Liz's and my cruise around Iceland and the Scottish Islands, and shows our departure from the port of Isafjordur on the north coast of Iceland and the sail up the fjord out into the North Atlantic ocean.

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6th July 2016

Time lapse video showing the changing views sailing out of Belfast Harbour into the Irish Sea from the upper deck of the P&O cruise liner Azura

Wow! Liz and I have just got back from a two week cruise up to Iceland and back, taking in a few dramatic UK ports of call as well.

So for the next few entries here at goHOWiE.com we'll be taking a look at some of the bizarre, beautiful and enigmatic sights that we experienced.

We're starting off with a time lapse video showing the view out over the stern of the ship as we sailed away from Belfast harbour and out on into the Irish Sea.

Maybe not the usual scenes of striking natural beauty that I'm normally after photographing, but a strangely compelling and emotive journey none the less, past some of the UK's industrial heritage.

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5th July 2016

Point of Ayr lighthouse at sunset, Talacre, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse at sunset with vivid clouds, Talacre, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse in silhouette at sunset, Talacre, North Wales coast

A triple bill of images today here at goHOWiE.com, all featuring the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse at sunset on the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast.

No wonder photographers travel from far and wide to capture this scene, so I'm really blessed to live only half an hour away!

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4th July 2016

Point of Ayr lighthouse at sunrise, Talacre, North Wales coast

There are some locations that just keep on giving, photographically speaking, and the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast, featuring the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse, is just one such place.

Best seen at dawn or dusk, this lovely image was taken at sunrise on a clear, crisp spring morning.

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3rd July 2016

Point of Ayr lighthouse with a new crescent moon at dusk, Talacre, North Wales coast

Here's a second image of the Point of Ayr lighthouse, on the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast, again set against the moon.

But this time the moon is just a faint cresent, setting at dusk rather than being full and rising at dusk.

I just love the marvellous way that these heavenly bodies cycle through the months and seasons.

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21st June 2016

Point of Ayr lighthouse and full moon, Talacre, North Wales coast

A dramatic full moon rises from behind the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre on the North Wales coast on this rare occasion when the horizon is relatively cloud free.

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17th June 2016

Colourful twilight sky over the West Shore and Great Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A beautiful twilight sky, as photographed from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast, close to midsummer.

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16th June 2016

Llandudno pier and the Little Orme under dramatic clouds on the North Wales coast Llandudno pier and the Little Orme under dramatic clouds on the North Wales coast

Continuing my experiments with my new Lee Filters Big Stopper 10 stop neutral density filter, and moving along the North Wales coast from Colwyn Bay for a couple of miles, I found myself overlooking the pier at Llandudno under quite dreary conditions.

But with a super long exposure the scene took on a completely different aspect.

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15th June 2016

Derelict pier on the beach at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Colwyn Bay under stormy skies on the North Wales coast

I've got a new toy, a Lee Filters Big Stopper 10 stop neutral density filter.

And I found a good opportunity to try it out one cloudy, wet evening on the North Wales coast.

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14th June 2016

Yachts moored on the calm waters of Llyn Tegid at Bala, North Wales

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't rain every day in North Wales, just most days.

Which makes those rare, cloud free days all the more precious.

I enjoyed such a morning driving back from an all night photo shoot at Cregennan Lakes, and couldn't resist the beauty of Llyn Tegid at Bala as I drove past.

Mind you, after just a few hours of clear blue skies I was hankering after some active weather again!

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13th June 2016

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island under stormy clouds, Anglesey, North Wales

A particularly dramatic, cold and windswept winter's morning at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, yielded this image from hundreds taken for the production of my time lapse video showing the incoming tide at Penmon.

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10th June 2016

Cregennan Lakes and Cader Idris at sunrise, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cregennan Lakes with rock outcrop and trees, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cregennan Lakes shoreline with rock outcrop, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A final three images from my overnight shoot at the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park on show today.

Will I go back again to this wonderful place? Try and stop me!

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9th June 2016

Panoramic image overlooking Cregennan Lakes to the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, including Cader Idris, at sunrise, Wales

Today's offering here at goHOWiE.com is a panoramic image showing the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the south of the Snowdonia National Park, taken at the best time of day, just after sunrise, with Cader Idris glowing in the background.

A mere photo just can't fully convey what it's like to be in a place like this at the break of day - you just have to experience it for yourself!

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8th June 2016

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide at sunset at the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre, North Wales

Here's another North Wales beauty spot where interesting things happen - the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast.

On this occasion I caught the rising tide during a spectacular sunset, with a couple of hours of slow moving action compressed into just twenty seconds of time lapse video.

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7th June 2016

Time lapse video filmed overnight at Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, featuring the planet Mars and the Milky Way over Cader Idris

Following on from yesterday's still image of the milky way over the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, today we have the complete time lapse sequence that I filmed that night for you to enjoy.

Now where can I go next? There's just so much loveliness to choose from here in North Wales!

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6th June 2016

The milky way over Cregennan Lakes, with Cader Idris in the background, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

It's been a busy few days for me, taking advantage of a nice spell of weather to get out and about around Wales.

One of my more extreme ventures involved a night on the side of a mountain by the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, watching and photographing as the milky way wheeled over Cader Idris.

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2nd June 2016

Time lapse video showing the transition from day to night overlooking Llandudno and the Little Orme on the North Wales coast, with streetlights and traffic light trails Llandudno Bay and the Little Orme at dusk with street lights, North Wales coast

I love it when a plan comes together!

And this time lapse video of day to night over Llandudno on the North Wales coast, with accompanying still image, was the result of a plan combined with a timely break in the weather.

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1st June 2016

The Nant Ffrancon valley under heavy clouds, looking towards the Glyderau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales The Nant Ffrancon valley with cumulus clouds, looking north towards the coast, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Two images today here at goHOWiE.com, both shot on the same day from opposite ends of the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, and both featuring the play of light and shadow over the landscape.

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