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29th April 2016

Clouds, sun and sea at the Menai Straits, North Wales Clouds, sun and sea at the Menai Straits, North Wales Clouds, sun and sea at the Menai Straits, North Wales

Three is a magic number when it comes to artistic compositions, so I culled the pictures from this photoshoot on the Menai Straits at Caernarfon, North Wales down to the three most meaningful and complimentary images.

The three images all have the same subject matter, are processed to acheive the same look or facture, and form a lovely set in which the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

I can just imagine them as a set of three canvas prints arranged on a gallery wall.

Now there's a thought!

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28th April 2016

Caernarfon Castle on the North Wales coast Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, North Wales, under stormy clouds

Here are two iconic North Wales views to enjoy, the ever impressive Caernarfon Castle, and Thomas Telford's beautifully located suspension bridge over the Menai Straits between the Isle of Anglesey and mainland Wales.

Both scenes were photographed, not under 'nice' weather conditions, but under dramatic clouds.

A condition much more typical of the North Wales coast than bright sunshine!

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27th April 2016

The beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast at low tide showing contours and patterns in the sand and with the Great Orme headland in the background The beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast at low tide showing contours and patterns in the sand and with the Great Orme headland in the background The beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast at low tide showing contours and patterns in the sand and with the Great Orme headland in the background The beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast at low tide showing contours and patterns in the sand and with the Great Orme headland in the background The beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast at low tide showing contours and patterns in the sand and with the Great Orme headland in the background

A bumper bundle of five images from the beach at Conwy Morfa on the North wales coast here today at goHOWiE.com.

A rare combination of tide, weather and lighting all came together for me on this occasion in March this year, so I made the most of my photographic opportunity!

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26th April 2016

Time lapse video of the tide coming in on the Mawddach estuary at Fairbourne on the Mid-Wales coast

This Saturday just gone my wife Liz and I ventured out from our normal haunts around North Wales to check out the scenery around the Mawddach estuary.

We ended up overlooking the estuary from the seaside town of Fairbourne, where I shot the stills for this time lapse video showing the incoming tide covering over the exposed sand.

Just a lovely, lovely spot, and I'm sure we'll be back.

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25th April 2016

Time lapse video of crepuscular sun rays shining through clouds at sunset, viewed from Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast

Surely not yet another time lapse of a sunset here at goHOWiE.com!

Absolutely! I'm completely unapologetic concerning my addiction to time lapse sunsets, especially when there's so much beauty to be seen during the event.

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22nd April 2016

Conway castle and Conwy estuary at night, North Wales Llyn Mymbyr and the snow covered peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Decaying boat seat and hull, Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales

Normally here at goHOWiE I try to present my photos in groups of two or three in which the content or location have something in common.

But every now and then I'll be left with a selection of random images that I want to show, but that don't fit into any particular grouping.

These three picture fall into that category, each worth looking at on its own merits, but completely unconnected with each other.

I trust you'll enjoy them by clicking on the low-res versions shown here to visit the photo pages, see a larger version and read a bit more about the taking and making processes I used.


21st April 2016

Beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast, with cloud patterns reflecting in a tidal pool Groynes on the beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast, with cloud patterns reflecting in a tidal pool Groynes on the beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast, with cloud patterns reflecting in a tidal pool

Not an ideal day for a stroll on the beach - unless you're a photographer that is!

A cold, cloudy afternoon on the beach at Rhyl proved bracing for Liz and myself, but the temperature notwithstanding I was able to take some lovely photos on the receding tide.

These are my favourite three from that day.

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20th April 2016

Colourful twilight sky over the West Shore at Llandudno, North Wales coast Underlit clouds at night over the lights of the Colwyn Bay windfarm on the North Wales coast

Two images of clouds over the North Wales coast today here at goHOWiE.com.

One taken in the natural light of evening twilight, and one taken in the unnatural light of reflected streetlights much later at night.

Both conditions lovely in their own way.

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19th April 2016

Time lapse video showing dusk falling over the North Shore promenade and pier at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

Last weekend was a busy time for me, time lapse wise.

Here's the second and final sequence that I filmed, showing dusk falling over the North shore promenade and pier at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

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18th April 2016

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds moving over Llyn Padarn and the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales

An hour and a half's worth of stunning North Wales beauty is crammed into just over thirty seconds in this time lapse video showing cumulus clouds passing over Llyn Padarn and the snow capped mountains of Snowdonia.

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15th April 2016

Time lapse video showing dusk falling over the Vale of Clwyd and Ruthin, North Wales

This lovely, peaceful, time lapse video showing dusk and night descending over the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales belies the state I was in while filming it, having power climbed up a steep mountain to reach my chosen vantage point in time for the light show.

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14th April 2016

Waterfall in the runoff stream from Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Small waterfall in the runoff stream from Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

One thing the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales has in abundance is water.

And of course, water plus mountains equals waterfalls, of which I take photographic advantage whenever I can, such as while hiking up the path from Llyn Ogwen to Llyn Idwal in the Glydrerau range.

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13th April 2016

Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, with the snow dusted peaks of the Glyderau and the Devil's Kitchen in the background Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, with the snow dusted peaks of the Glyderau and the Devil's Kitchen in the background Waterfall and lone tree by the runoff from Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, with the snow dusted peaks of the Glyderau in the background

Early spring and there's a dusting of snow on the peaks of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Time to get out there and take some photos, but that's not as straightforward as it sounds!

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12th April 2016

Time lapse video showing clouds over Caernarfon Castle on the North Wales coast Time lapse video Caernarfon Castle at dusk on the North Wales coast

Surely the most impressive castle on the North Wales coast.

These two time lapse video clips feature the magnificent Caernarfon Castle.

Filmed over two days under very different weather and lighting conditions, the two videos have completely different moods.

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11th April 2016

Blurred figures on the beach one cold January evening at Hell's Mouth, Llyn Peninsula, Wales Receding wave patterns on the beach one cold January evening at Hell's Mouth, Llyn Peninsula, Wales

An evening on the beach in January at Hell's Mouth on the Llyn Peninsula isn't for the faint hearted, and if it wasn't for my die hard grandchildren I wouldn't have got these moody images.

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8th April 2016

Waterfall at Porth Ysgo at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula, Wales Porth Ysgo at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Gloom, rain and a cold breeze were the order of the day as my family and I spent a few days away last January on the Llyn Peninsula in Wales.

Not great conditions for photography you might think, but it depends what you're photographing.

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7th April 2016

Llandudno Pier at sunset, North Wales coast Llandudno Pier and the Little Orme at sunset, North Wales coast

Most of my images here at goHOWiE.com are the result of a least a modicum of planning and forethought, but occasionally I'll be in the right place at the right time to witness and photograph an event that couldn't be pre-planned.

Such was the case one evening in late autumn at Llandudno on the North Wales coast, when Liz and I witnessed a lightshow that we certainly weren't expecting.

I'm just glad I always carry my camera in the boot of my car!

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6th April 2016

Trees and leaves in Autumn, Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales Tree trunks and leaves in Autumn, Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales Leaves in Autumn, Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales Branches and leaves in Autumn, Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales

More autumn finery today here at goHOWiE.com, with four images culled from several dozen that I took during a lovely afternoon's walk through my local beech woods at Loggerheads Country Park.

Note to self - I must get out more!

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5th April 2016

Old stone bridge over the river Conwy near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Stream with fallen autumn leaves at Llyn Crafnant, Snowdonia, Wales

Two more images here at goHOWiE.com, of locations in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, showing the autumnal beauty of this part of the world.

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4th April 2016

Time lapse video showing storm clouds passing over Thomas Telford's suspension bridge spanning the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales, followed by the bridge lights coming on at dusk and reflecting in the water

One of those iconic views that I keep coming back to time and time again.

This time lapse video shows heavy clouds streaming over the Menai Straits at Telford's suspension bridge, follwed by the bridge lights coming on at dusk.

Just a lovely, lovely place to be at the close of the day.

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1st April 2016

Llyn Crafnant in Autumn, Snowdonia, Wales Trees reflecting in Llyn Crafnant in Autumn, Snowdonia, Wales

Llyn Crafnant, pictured here in its Autumn finery, is reckoned by some to be the most beautiful lake in the Snowdonia National Park.

And who am I to argue?

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31st March 2016

Snowdon, reflecting in the still waters of Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Snowdon, reflecting in the still waters of Llyn Mymbyr at dusk, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Surely one of the most photographed scenes in Wales, and rightly so.

But finding conditions like this at dusk in the Snowdonia National Park is a rare treat, so I made the most of it!

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30th March 2016

Ruins of the Jubilee Tower at dawn on the summit of Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range Area of Natural Beauty, North Wales

Early morning in the pre-dawn light is one of my most favourite times of day, both for photography and for being out in the beautiful countryside around my North Wales home.

So I'm doubly blessed to be able to do both, and to be able to share with you an image like this one, featuring the Jubilee Tower on the summit of Moel Famau, that gives just a hint of what it's like.

But if you want the full sensory, emotional and spiritual hit, you'll just have to get up early and join me!

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29th March 2016

Milky way over the market town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales

Here's another image of the milky way to compliment yesterday's offering, but this time looking west out over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd on a cold, clear, November night.

A tricky one to photograph and process.

As usual, click on the image to visit the photo page and read more.


28th March 2016

Milky way arching over the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales Milky way arching between Moel Famau and Foel Fenlli in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales

Just before the start of astronomical twilight on the slopes of Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, North Wales, and I'm revelling in the loveliness of the milky way arching over the valley before me.

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25th March 2016

Abstract image of blurred people in a cave with a torch

Strangely compelling. I found myself unable to delete this photographic error from my archives, choosing instead to enjoy the abstact nature of the blurred colours and forms for their own sake.

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24th March 2016

South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey, Wales South Stack lighthouse and moon at twilight, Anglesey, Wales

There's so many beautiful places in North Wales to show here at goHOWiE.com that I'm sometimes at a loss to know what to present next.

So I've returned to an old favourite today, the dramatic lighthouse at South Stack on the Isle of Anglesey.

Definately a sunset location, and you have to visit there in person to experience the full awesomeness of this amazing place with all five senses.

But for now, a click on the images will take you to the photo pages to read more.


23rd March 2016

Patterns and colours in rock at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Arrow shaped pattern in rock at Cemlyn Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

Still at Cemlyn Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com.

This time looking down instead of looking up, admiring the loveliness to be found at my feet.

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22nd March 2016

Wylfa nuclear power station, Anglesey, as seen from the nature reserve at Cemlyn, North Wales Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey, North Wales with dramatic clouds overhead, as seen from the nature reserve at Cemlyn

It's not often you'll find me photographing the beauties of power stations here at goHOWiE.com, but I made an exception for the aging Wylfa nuclear plant on the lovely Isle of Anglesey.

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21st March 2016

Lenticular wave cloud forming over the hills of the North Wales coast

Ever get bored of endless sunshine and clear blue skies?

Then come to North Wales, where we can promise you some interesting and varied weather to enjoy, especially at the coast!

I certainly enjoyed my visit on the occasion when I was able to photograph this beautiful lenticular cloud over the headland at Penmaenmawr.

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18th March 2016

Lump of slate rock and the twisted trunk of a tree in Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Heather and rocks at the head of the Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales The mountain Pen Yr Olwen at the head of the Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Inspired by an episode of the BBC TV series Weatherman Walking, Liz and I spent a hugely enjoyable day exploring the beauties of the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park.

These three images were taken on that day, from different locations along the valley.

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17th March 2016

Ripples in the sand on the beach at Llandudno, North Wales Sand ripples on the beach at Llandudno, North Wales

What to do when the light's too flat for photographing big landscapes?

Look for details is my answer, as was the case here on the beach at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

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16th March 2016

Beach at Dinas Dinlle on the North Wales coast, with the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the background

This idyllic beach scene at Dinas Dinlle on the North Wales coast doesn't give any idea what conditions were like when the photo was actually taken.

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15th March 2016

Time lapse video showing the a new crescent moon setting over the Irish Sea, as viewed from Deganwy on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk over the South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey

I've been busy over the past few days, taking full advantage of the lovely spring weather here in North Wales to get out and shoot some time lapse video sequences.

A couple of my attempts didn't work very well due to me getting too excited and trying to do too much in one go.

These have been consigned to the archives, but two of the sessions, both at the coast in a couple of different locations, came out really nicely.

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14th March 2016

Colwyn Bay windfarm off the North Wales coast at dusk

An evening's photography at Rhyl on the North Wales coast drew to a spectacular close with this post-sunset lightshow over the Colwyn Bay windfarm.

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11th March 2016

The Pont y Ddraig (Bridge of the Dragon) foot bridge, lit up at dusk at Rhyl harbour, North Wales coast The Pont y Ddraig (Bridge of the Dragon) foot bridge, lit up at dusk at Rhyl harbour, North Wales coast

Liz and I hadn't visited Rhyl on the North Wales coast for quite some time, so we got quite a suprise when we first saw the impressive new Pont y Ddraig (Bridge of the Dragon) foot bridge, spanning the harbour entrance.

Mind you, it took a subsequent visit to fully realise the photographic potential of this lovely structure. (And there's probably more to come).

A click on the thumbnails will take you to the photo pages to read more and see larger verions of the images, together with a video of the bridge cycling through its colour change routine.


10th March 2016

Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Rusting railing on the breakwater at Holyhead on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Two images from the lovely Isle of Anglesey on display today.

One being an obvious beauty spot, the other not so obvious.

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9th March 2016

Time lapse video showing the sun setting over the headland at Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast, as viewed from the Conwy estuary at Deganwy Time lapse video showing dusk and night, with stars and clouds, over the Colwyn Bay windfarm as filmed from Barkby Beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast

Hooray! Back to the beauties of North Wales here at goHOWiE.com.

It's nice to visit and photograph in far off climes (especially warm dry ones!) but there's no place on earth like North Wales for a stunning variety of scenery and weather.

So here are two recently produced time lapse videos, both featuring the North wales coast at different spots and at different times of the day.

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8th March 2016

Dramatic mountains sweeping down into the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles Cactus patch at Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria, Seychelles

Here are the final two images from Liz's and my trip to Gran Canaria this February just gone.

The two images were taken at opposite ends of the island, one on the rugged northwest coast and one on the heavily developed south coast.

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7th March 2016

Red flowers on the headland at Puerto de las Nieves, Gran Canaria, Seychelles Breaking wave at Puerto de las Nieves, Gran Canaria, Seychelles Atlantic Ocean and rocky shoreline at Puerto de las Nieves, Gran Canaria, Seychelles

Three images from Puerto de las Nieves on the northwest coast of Gran Canaria here today at goHOWiE.com.

Liz and I made a special visit here during our holiday to see something that, unbeknown to us, no longer existed.

But despite our initial disappointment we were soon entranced by this lovely spot.

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4th March 2016

Small boats moored at Puerto de la Aldea, Gran Canaria, Seychelles Sea cliffs at Puerto de la Aldea, Gran Canaria, Seychelles

Liz and I spent one of the days of our holiday on Gran Canaria exploring the rugged west coast, and one of the nicest places we found was the charming and visually delightful small harbour at Puerto de la Aldea.

Here are just two images, selected from the many RAW files I captured during our couple of hours there.

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3rd March 2016

Roque Nublo in the volcanic interior of Gran Canaria, Seychelles Roque Nublo in the volcanic interior of Gran Canaria, Seychelles Roque Nublo in the volcanic interior of Gran Canaria, Seychelles

Some more images of the volcanic landscape in the interior of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles today here at goHOWiE.com.

This time featuring Roque Nublo, probably the most famous and dramatic looking rock formation on the island.

But it wasn't easy getting a decent image that did the scene justice.

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2nd March 2016

Colourful veins of ore exposed on the surface of a volcanic rock in the interior of Gran Canaria, Seychelles Rock formations on the west coast of Gran Canaria, Seychelles Rock formation on the west coast of Gran Canaria at Puerto de las Nieves, Seychelles

Gran Canaria rocks rock!

Probably the most photogenic and highly photographed features during Liz's and my stay on the Seychelle island of Gran Canaria were the rocks.

The volcanic landscape was redolent with weird rock shapes and colours that mde for great photographic subjects.

Here are just three processed images of the many, many photos of rocks that I took during our stay.

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1st March 2016

Panoramic image looking over the interior of Gran Canaria from the Patrimonio Arquelogico Bentayga viewpoint, featuring the Roque Nublo and the village of Tejeda

During our stay on the island of Gran Canaria, Liz and I spent a day exploring the famed volcanic rock formations in the interior of the island.

We finished up close to sunset at the base of Roque Bentayga, enjoying this amazing view out over the town of Tejeda and the Roque Nublo.

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