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31st May 2016

Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk with colourful clouds over the South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Sunset with colourful clouds over the South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

There are many beautiful places to photograph near my home in North Wales, but only a few have the jaw dropping splendour of the cliffs and lighthouse at South Stack on the Isle of Anglesey.

That's why you'll find so many images and videos taken in that stunning spot here at goHOWiE.com.

Click on the images to visit the video and photo pages to read and see more.


27th May 2016

Sunset with clouds adjacent to the headland of Penmaenmawr as viewed from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Colourful clouds reflecting in the sea just after sunset at Deganwy on the North Wales coast The setting sun, partially obscured by a line of cloud next to the headland at Penmaenmawr, viewed from Deganwy on the North Wales coast

Three different images, all of the same subject matter, all showing the same bit of the North Wales coast at sunset, but each with its own unique mood.

Isn't it great that no two sunsets are ever the same?!

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26th May 2016

Time lapse video showing night falling as the tide comes in at the small harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast

Filmed only last Monday evening, this time lapse video shows the tide coming in and floating the small boats moored in the harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast as night falls over Colwyn Bay.

Click on the image to visit the video page, watch the video and and read more about the making of it.


25th May 2016

Night time image overlooking the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales showing a blanket of fog over Denbigh, stars, a faint milky way, and a colourful aurora over the Moel Y Parc television transmitter to the north

A rather unusal image today here at goHOWie.com.

This is one of the images I used to create my 'Night to Dawn #1' time lapse video, and although on first glance it seems like there's very little going on, with a more considered viewing you start to notice a few suprises!

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24th May 2016

Tidal pool and rocks on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset

I shoot a lot of time lapse video clips, comprising hundreds of RAW files taken in rapid sequence and then processed and strung together to make a moving sequence.

But in amongst those RAW files there are a few gems of individual frames that quite happily would stand alone as an image in their own right.

Here is one such, taken as part of my time lapse video showing the incoming tide at Church Bay, on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, and showing the sun setting over a partially filled tidal rock pool.

I'll now be trawling through my archives of RAW files from other time lapse shoots, searching for more hidden gems to present in the days to come.

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23rd May 2016

Time lapse video showing high altitude clouds passing over the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, UK Jetty on the West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral, with striking cloud formations overhead

Today's offering here at goHOWiE.com comprises both a time lapse sequence and a still images featuring striking clouds over the Marine Lake at West Kirby on the Wirral.

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19th May 2016

Beach at Dinas Dinlle on the North Wales coast at sunset, with the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the background Sunset next to the Great Orme at the West Shore at Llandudno, North Wales coast

With lengthening days it's easier to get out after work, drive to the North Wales coast and watch a lovely sunset.

Here are two recent pictures taken at different places on the coast, both just before sunset.

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18th May 2016

Bluebells and trees, blurred by intentional camera movement, at Wepre Park, Connah's Quay, North Wales Three tree trunks in monochrome at Wepre Park, Connah's Quay, North Wales Trees in fresh spring foliage, Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

This time of year is definately the time to be out and about in the woodlands, with fresh spring leaves and flowers to admire and photograph.

Here are three woodland scenes from North Wales, each photographed and processed uniquely to bring out a different mood.

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17th May 2016

Time lapse video of the sun setting next to the Great Orme at the West Shore, Llandudno, on the North Wales coast

A delicately detailed sky at sunset was all the encouragement I needed to shoot this time lapse from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

So Liz and I enjoyed a take away coffee while parked up watching the show as my Canon clicked away for half and hour or so till the light faded to dusk.

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16th May 2016

Llyn Gwynant and the side of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A lovely view on a bright, sunny day out over Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, which was deceptively trick to photograph.

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13th May 2016

Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales coast Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales coast, with the Great Orme in the background Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan at twilight, North Wales coast

Staying with the coastal theme for a while longer here at goHOWiE.com.

These are three images from an impromptu photo shoot on the beach at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast.

When the light is as lovely as on this particular evening you just have to make the effort, don't you.

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12th May 2016

Tidal pool and rock on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset Rocks partially submerged by a rising tide on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset Tidal pool and rocks on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset

Following on from yesterday's time lapse video of the incoming tide at Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, today we have three still images taken during the same visit.

When conditions are this lovely, you just have to make the most of the opportunity!

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11th May 2016

Time lapse video of the tide coming in around rocks at sunset at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

This weekend just gone we enjoyed a burst of warm, sunny weather here in North Wales, so of course, Liz and I got out and about, visitng the beautiful Isle of Angelsey.

At the end of the day we made our way to Church Bay on the west coast to watch the sun set over the Irish Sea.

The tide had just turned as we arrived, sweeping back up the rock and pool strewn beach.

The perfect situation for a time lapse, and what a lovely way to end a lovely day.

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10th May 2016

Photo showing the tiny planet Mercury superimposed on the face of the sun during its 2016 transit

Bang up to date for once here at goHOWiE, with this photo that I took yesterday of the transit of Mercury across the face of the sun.

The photo won't win any astronomy prizes, as even with a 400mm zoom lens the detail is tiny and hard to see. (Hence the arrow!)

But even so I'm really pleased to have captured anything at all.

Now how much is a big telescope with computerised tracking and a Canon camera mount?!

Click on the thumbnail to visit the photo page where you'll find higher resolution versions of this image and read a bit more about how I took it.


9th May 2016

Cregennan Lakes and Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park, Wales The snow capped peak of Moel Siabod and the forested banks of Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, Wales The snow capped peak of Tryfan, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Mountains, lakes, forests, coasts, waterfalls, dark skies (I could go on!) - The Snowdonia National Park in Wales is an area of stunning natural beauty that Liz and I enjoy exploring and photographing as much as we can.

Here are three images taken from recent trips this spring, with two being from 'old favoutite' locations, and one being from a place hitherto unvisited by us.

Click on the images to visit the photo pages and find out which is which.


6th May 2016

The seaside town of Barmouth on the mid Wales coast, viewed from Fairbourne beach with red warning flag The seaside town of Barmouth on the mid Wales coast, viewed from Fairbourne beach with a washed up tree trunk in the foreground The Mawddach estuary as viewed from Fairbourne on the mid Wales coast, with Cader Idris and the mountains of Snowdonia in the background

We're still enjoying the beauties of the area around the Mawddach estuary on the Mid Wales coast here at goHOWiE.com, with three images all taken from virtally the same spot, but looking in different directions.

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5th May 2016

Panoramic image of the post sunset glow over the Irish sea at the seaside town of Barmouth, viewed from Fairbourne on the Mid Wales coast

A further panoramic image taken during Liz's and my grand day out to the southern half of the Snowdonia National Park in Mid Wales, this time featuring the seaside town of Barmouth at the mouth of the Mawddach estuary.

It was a bit of a rush to get these individual frames taken, as you can read about by clicking on the image to visit the photo page, where you can also see a much larger version of the photo.


4th May 2016

Panoramic image of the Mawddach estuary at low tide, viewed from Fairbourne on the Mid Wales coast

A two hour drive is a bit more effort than I'm used to making to visit somewhere new, but I'm certainly glad we did make the effort to see the beauties of the southern half of the Snowdonia National Park.

Especially views like this one, looking up the Mawddach estuary from Fairbourne on the mid Wales coast.

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3rd May 2016

Time lapse video showing the ebbing tide at dusk revealing an old jetty in the Menai Straits, North Wales Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds, sunlight and shadow, passing over the snow dusted peak of Moel Siabod, a mountain in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Last week saw some unseaonably cold weather in North Wales, with fresh falls of snow on the high peaks of the Snowdonia National Park.

So come the weekend it was game on for some sightseeing and photography, resulting in a load of still images (yet to be processed) and these two time lapse videos featuring Moel Siabod and the Menai Straits.

The videos are nice to watch, but here's no substitute for actually being there!

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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.

Click on the thumbnails to read more and watch the videos.


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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