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24th February 2020

Panoramic view over La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands Panoramic view over La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands View over La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary islands View over La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary islands

More images of the rugged volcanic interior of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, this time looking over the town of la Laguna.

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20th February 2020

Volcanic landscape around Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Volcanic landscape around Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Road through volcanic landscape around Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Road through volcanic landscape around Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The rugged volcanic landscape north of Santiago del Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands was hugely enjoyable to explore and photograph.

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20th February 2020

Orange tree at Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Orange tree at Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Church exterior at Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Church interior at Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands Church interior at Santiago del Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The small town of Santiago del Teide in the interior of Tenerife in the Canary Islands was a welcome and picturesque stop during one of the many exploratory drives my wife Liz and I took around the island during the last week in January 2020.

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19th February 2020

Seafront at Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands Resort at Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands Bridge structure at Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands Seafront at Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands Dusk over La Gomera from Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Although during our stay on Tenerife this January my wife Liz and I spent most of our time exploring the natural wonders, we did take an afternoon and evening to have a look around Costa Adeje, the heavily developed resort where we were based for the week.

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18th February 2020

Painted boat at Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands Sea cliffs and town at Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands Sea cliffs and town at Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands

On this grey, cold, windy and wet February afternoon, here's a little warmth to brighten your day as we start a series of photos from the (mostly) sun kissed Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Today's featured location is the town of Los Gigantes on the west coast, backed by huge volcanic sea cliffs and nestled against the deep blue waters of the Atlantic ocean.

There - I'm feeling better already!

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17th February 2020

Time lapse of the milky way over Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

One of the main reason Liz and I chose Tenerife for our week of winter sun earlier this year was for me to shoot this time lapse video of the milky way over Mouint Teide.

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15th February 2020

Time lapse of sunset on Mount Teide, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The last light of the setting sun creeps up the flanks of Mount Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands in this evocative time lapse video.

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14th February 2020

Time lapse of sunset over the cliffs of Los Gigantos and La Gomera, Tenerife

Sunset, dusk and a glowing sky at twilight in this time lapse video looking out over the Atlantic ocean and the island of La Gomera from the cliffs of Los Gigantos on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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13th February 2020

Time lapse of sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from Costa Adeje, Tenerife

Sunset and a glowing sky at dusk in this time lapse video looking out over the Atlantic ocean from Costa Adeje, Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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12th February 2020

Time lapse of dusk over the auditorium at Santa Cruz, Tenerife

Dusk falls over the impressive waterfront auditorium at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in this time lapse video.

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11th February 2020

Time lapse of sunset and dusk over La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands

A stunning time lapse of sunset and dusk ove rthe volcanic landscape of Tenerife in the Canary Islands, overlooking the town of La Laguna.

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10th February 2020

Time lapse of clouds and sunlight at El Roque, Tenerife, Canary Islands

The winter sun break that my wife Liz and I enjoyed on Tenerife in the Canary Islands this January proved more cloudy than anticipated.

Bad for the tan, but great for photography as this time lapse of clouds over the volcanic landscape at El Roque demonstrates.

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7th February 2020

Wind surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast Wind surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast Wind surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast Kite surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast Kite surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast Kite surfing at Llandudno West Shore, North Wales coast

People enjoy the North Wales coast in all sorts of ways.

Me - I enjoy a gentle stroll along the promenade at Llandudno, but some people get a bit more extreme!

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6th February 2020

Pen Yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

The last few images from the stunning New Year's Day hike that my wife Liz and I enjoyed, heading up to the Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales.

Needless to say - I'll be back!

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5th February 2020

Drystone wall in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

Wherever you go in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, you'll find the landscape criss-crossed with miles of drystone walls.

A poignant reminder of the hard work of generations of sheep farmers that have made this landscape what it is today.

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4th February 2020

Tryfan mountain in silhouette, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain in silhouette, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain in silhouette, Snowdonia, North Wales

Voted Britain's Favourite Mountain, the unmistakeable Cornish pasty shaped slopes and summit of Tryfan dominate the skyline of the Ogwen Valley in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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3rd February 2020

Fence in the Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Fence in the Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Fence in the Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Fence in winter, Snowdonia, North Wales

Wherever you go in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, you'll find these wooden and wire sheep control fences.

These particular examples are in the Carneddau range, next to the track up towards the Ffynon Llugwy reservoir.

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31st January 2020

The Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales The Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

Some more views down the stunning Ogwen Valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, captured as my wife Liz and I climbed up the Dwr Cymru access road to the Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir.

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30th January 2020

Fence in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Broken feeding trough in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Boulder in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

Phew! Just back from a week's holiday/photoshoot in Tenerife, with almost 5,000 images and a faulty camera to sort out!

Tenerife was lovely and warm, and starkly photogenic in places, but nothing beats the scenery of North Wales, as shown here looking down the Ogwen Valley in the Snowdonia National Park on a stunning winter's day.

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21st January 2020

Panorama of the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Panorama of the Carneddau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

Yesterday I presented the last photos I captured in 2019, and today I'm presenting the first photos of 2020, taken on a beautiful New Year's Day in and around the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales.

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20th January 2020

Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

These are the last photos that I took in 2019, on New Year's Eve at the wonderful Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

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19th January 2020

Panoramic view over Colwyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast Waves and beach at Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast Red concrete Colwyn sign at Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast Porth Eirias at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Vertical wind turbine at Colwyn Bay, North Wales Vertical wind turbine at Colwyn Bay, North Wales

The recently reurbished promenade and seafront at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast is a visual treat, especially on a crisp, clear winter's day.

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18th January 2020

Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

The beautiful Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, photographed on a rare day of good winter weather.

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17th January 2020

Fallen leaves in front of an old drystone wall, Snowdonia, North Wales Fallen leaves in front of an old drystone wall, Snowdonia, North Wales Old drystone wall, moss and trees, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall at Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall at Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales

In many ways, the Snowdonia National Park is a man-made landscape, and the hundreds of miles of drystone walls, old and new, criss-crossing the mountains and valleys are evidence of that influence over the centuries.

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16th January 2020

Moss covered slate rock, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Old slate spoil with lichen, Snowdonia, North Wales Slate quarry spoil heap, Snowdonia, North Wales

If there's one thing that defines the area around the lower half of the Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia, North Wales, it's slate.

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15th January 2020

Bent old tree and slate in winter, Snowdonia, North Wales Bent old tree and slate in winter, Snowdonia, North Wales

Tree in winter in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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13th January 2020

Time lapse of a full moon rising behind offshore wind turbines Full moon rising at dusk over offshore wind turbines Time lapse of full moon moving across the night sky Full moon in the black night sky

The first full moon of 2020 provided me with a couple of opportunites to capture dramatic time lapse sequences, although one of the opportunities didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped!

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12th January 2020

Colourful building at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Kitty O'Se's traditional Irish Pub, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Daltons Bar traditional Irish Pub, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Stone Mad Gallery shop, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

The final (for this time) images from a lovely winter's afternoon spent in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, featuring some of the eye catching shops, pubs and buildings in the town.

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11th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland with reflections Anchor at Kinsale harbour, County Cork, Ireland Lobster pots at Kinsale harbour, County Cork, Ireland Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening

Some stunning views around the lovely harbour at Kinsale on the coast of County Cork, Ireland, on a beautiful December afternoon and evening.

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10th January 2020

Summer Cove, Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland on a sunny winter's afternoon Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland Charles Fort by the sea at Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland

The quiet bay of Summercove, just outside Kinsale on the coast of County Cork, Ireland, home of the very impressive Charles Fort.

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9th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's evening

Late afternoon and evening on a winter's day overlooking the beautiful harbour at Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland.

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8th January 2020

Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon Kinsale harbour in County Cork, Ireland on a calm winter's afternoon

Towards the end of 2019 my wife Liz and I had an early Christmas with part of our family over in Ireland, which gave us the opportunity to revisit the seaside town of Kinsale on the south coast on our way back to Cork airport.

What a gorgeous afternoon that turned out to be!

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7th January 2020

Airbus Beluga freighter aircraft flying at dusk

And now for something completely different!.

This is the aerodynamically improbable Airbus Beluga transport aircraft, flying overhead at dusk.

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6th January 2020

Stormy weather at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey on the North Wales coast Stormy weather at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey on the North Wales coast Storm clouds over the sea at South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales

A stormy winter's afternoon on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

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5th January 2020

Time lapse of sunset over the North Wales coast from Llandudno

Sunset over the Irish Sea on a cold, clear winter's eve spent on the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

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4th January 2020

Rainstorm at dusk over the Vale of Clywd, North Wales

Living in North Wales, I'm never wanting for interesting weather to photograph, such as this rainstorm over the Vale of Clwyd as seen from the slopes of Moel Famau.

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3rd January 2020

Valley of the Rocks at Lynton on the North Devon coast Valley of the Rocks at Lynton on the North Devon coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast Sunset over the Atlantic ocean from Widemouth Bay on the north Cornwall coast

A look back to the halcyon days of summer holidays spent exploring the beautiful coastlines of Devon and Cornwall.

A warming thought on a cold, grey January morning!

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2nd January 2020

Llyn Gwynant, Snowdonia, North Wales Cumulus clouds over Moel Siabod and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Lone tree at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales

Three lakes, Llyn Gwynant, Llyn Mymbyr and Llyn Padarn, photographed on three lovely days in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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1st January 2020

Time lapse of dawn over Penmon Point lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of rising tide at Penmon lighthouse, Anglesey, North Wales

Happy New Year!

I saw out 2019 in great style, spending three hours in the freezing cold wind perched on a slippery rock at Penmon Point on Anglesey, North Wales.

And I wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else!

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31st December 2019

Vivid double rainbow over the beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Boats moored in the Conwy estuary on the North Wales coast at sunset

A few more views from the wonderful North Wales coast, captured earlier this year during time lapse shoots.

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30th December 2019

Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales

One of the most photographed landmarks in North Wales, and understandably so.

This is the watchtower on the tip of Llanddwyn Island on the southwest of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, photographed here through three various stages of sunset and dusk.

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29th December 2019

Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Dusk and moonset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

The Menai Straits seperating the Isle of Anglesey from the North Wales coast is a place of wonder, especially in the light of a beautiful sunset or dusk.

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28th December 2019

Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at dusk, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at sunrise, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse on Talacre beach at sunrise, North Wales coast

The Point of Ayr lighthouse on the beach at Talacre, North Wales.

A stunning location at either end of the day.

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27th December 2019

Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast

A beautiful sunset and twilight over the Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm is shown here, as photographed from Rhyl on the North Wales coast.

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26th December 2019

Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Clogher Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Stradbally Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, is a wonderland of dramatic scenery and even more dramatic weather which my wife Liz and I love to explore when visiting family over on the Emerald Isle.

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25th December 2019

Sprague Lake at dawn, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA

A very Happy and Blessed Christmas to all who take the time to visit my website here at goHOWiE.com. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement this past year.

And here's an image that slipped through the net a few years ago now - Dawn over Sprague Lake in the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.

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24th December 2019

Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Video showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales

A late December trip to Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales was a chilly but very enjoyable affair.

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23rd December 2019

Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales attracts some pretty dramatic weather systems, and with scenery to match it's no wonder my wife Liz and I spend so much of our free time here.

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22nd December 2019

Suspension bridge over the river Dee at Queensferry, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at sunset, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at night, Deeside, North Wales

The Flintshire suspension bridge over the river Dee estuary at Connah's Quay on Deeside, North Wales makes for a dramatic and very photogenic subject.

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21st December 2019

Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky

These beautiful stratocumulus clouds formed right over my head while standing in my drive, so of course I grabbed my camera!

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20th December 2019

Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Llyn Padarn at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Padarn and moon at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales Moon at half phase at night with craters Stars of the Plough constellation in the night sky

The night skies over North Wales offer some wonderful and enigmatic views, especially during the long winter darkness.

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19th December 2019

Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Clocaenog wind farm at dusk, North Wales

A beautiful autumnal dusk over the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales.

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18th December 2019

Panoramic view over Criccieth beach on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Hotels on the seafront at Criccieth on the North Wales coast

The North Wales coast is home to some pretty quaint seaside resorts, a prime example of which is Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

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17th December 2019

Rolling farmland near Llanwrst in North Wales Waterlogged field near Llanwrst, North Wales

The lovely rolling countryside of North Wales near Llanwrst is featured in these two images, captured in the light of a lowering October sun.

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16th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

The last gasp of autumn colours along the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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15th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is one of the wettest places in the UK, and all that water has to go somewhere!

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14th December 2019

Panoramic view over Denbigh Moors, North Wales Farmland with sheep on the Denbigh Moors, North Wales Derelict building on Denbigh Moors in North Wales

The Denbigh Moors in North Wales - bleak, windswept and wonderful.

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13th December 2019

Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Flint castle and rainbow at high tide on the North Wales coast Flint castle at high tide on the North Wales coast Rhuddlan castle on the banks of the river Clwyd, North Wales

One of the many things that North Wales is reknowned for is its castles, and here are just three of them, at Conway, Flint and Rhuddlan.

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12th December 2019

Colourful clouds at sunrise over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Sunrise through fog over the Clwydian Range, North Wales Full moon shining through clouds over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Stars and clouds over the Clwydian Range at night, North Wales Sunset over the Clwydian Range in North Wales The constellation Orion over the Clywdian Range AONB in North Wales

The Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales is a beautiful place, and even more so outside of 'normal' daylight visiting hours!

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11th December 2019

Jubilee tower on the summit of Moel Famau at night, North Wales Milky way over the Clwydian Range AONB in North Wales at night Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales

Although the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near my home in North Wales isn't officially a Dark Skies reserve you can still get far enough away from civilisation to get a good view of the Milky Way on a clear night.

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10th December 2019

Panoramic view of Rhyl harbour at low tide under stormy skies Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Irish Sea from Rhyl, North Wales Sunset over the beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast

Beautiful light around sunset on the North Wales coast at Rhyl.

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9th December 2019

Trees in dappled sunlight at Llyn Mymbry, Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Old twisted tree by Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Although the scenery around Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is usually photographed on a large scale (understandably so), there are plenty of lovely smaller views to delight the senses.

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8th December 2019

Stormy weather over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunset over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Stars and clouds over Llyn Mymbyr at night, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Day or night, Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales provides some stunning views when the light is right!

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7th December 2019

Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales

An unusual exhibition filled Palace Street in Caernarfon last August, and Liz and I were on hand to enjoy the spectacle.

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6th December 2019

Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Caernarfon Castle with reflections at dusk on the North Wales coast

Twilight on the North Wales coast, with some beautiful sights to enjoy and photograph in and around Caernarfon.

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5th December 2019

Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at sunset Boats in Victoria Dock at sunset at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at twilight at Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at sunset on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at dusk

The half hour or so either side of sunset is a magical time for photography, as the cool tones of twilight slowly replace the warmth of direct sunlight.

And it helps if you're in a beautiful location when capturing the light changing, sush as overlooking the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon on the North Wales coast.

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4th December 2019

Panoramic view of Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Red footbridge at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Crane at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Caernarfon town walls, North Wales

The culturally significant town of Caernarfon on the North Wales coast is somewhere that my wife Liz and I often end up at following a day spent exploring the Snowdonia National Park.

A great way to round off a day out, with plenty of photo opportunities on hand around the castle and harbour.

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3rd December 2019

Time lapse of stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Time lapse of night clouds over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales Time lapse of sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of dusk over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of the Milky Way over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon, Wales

A brief window in the awful late November weather gave me an opportunity to get out and about around North Wales to capture these dramaitc time lapse video sequences.

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2nd December 2019

Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

Yesterday I presented some images of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, taken during the summer months.

Today, there are more images of Llanfairfechen, but this time taken in crisp winter sunlight.

Compare the two and see if you can spot the difference in the quality of the light.

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1st December 2019

Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Cow in a field at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

These are some views from the sleepy seaside resort of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, a favourite haunt of my wife Liz and mine when we want a stroll in the peace and quiet.

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