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2nd March 2021

Puffin Island under stormy skies, Anglesey, North Wales Puffin Island under stormy skies, Anglesey, North Wales

Nice sunny days are alright for picnics, but for dramatic photography give me stormy skies, such as these over Puffin Island just off the coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

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26th February 2021

Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island at sunrise, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse at sunrise, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island at dawn, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island at dawn, Anglesey, North Wales

An early summer sunrise from back in 2007 at one of the most beautiful places in the world - Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

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22nd February 2021

Tryfan mountain at sunrise, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain at sunrise, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain at sunrise, Snowdonia, North Wales Tryfan mountain at sunrise, Snowdonia, North Wales

Britain's favourite mountain, Tryfan in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, captured here in the first light of a June morning back in 2007.

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19th February 2021

South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey on the North Wales coast

Another iconic North Wales location taken from my 2007 archives, this is the stunning South Stack lighthouse on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales.

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18th February 2021

Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales under stormy skies Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales under stormy skies Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales under stormy skies Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales under stormy skies

Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales at sunrise under typically interesting weather!

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16th February 2021

Poppies with orange petals in a garden Poppies with orange petals in a garden Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals Orange poppy flower Papaver Orientale with backlit petals

A flashback to the glorious summer of 2007, spending time in our back garden with my first digital camera (Canon 5D) and a 100mm macro lens.

Happy Days!

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15th February 2021

Steps on a cruise ship Sun loungers on a cruise ship Red painted door and handle on a cruise ship Table with shadows on the deck of a cruise ship

Happy memories of warmth and sunshine on board a P&O cruise ship strolling around photographing the wealth of on-board details in-between visits to exotic lands!

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12th February 2021

Fishmonger cutting up a tuna in Funchal market, Madeira, Portugal Display of handbags in Funchal market, Madeira, Portugal Display of fruit in Funchal market, Madeira, Portugal Embroidered cloth at Funchal market, Madeira, Portugal

The main market in Funchal, the capital of Madeira, proved to be a goldmine of photographic opportunity, and a great place to wander around in its own right.

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8th February 2021

Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean Sunset over Madeira in the Atlantic Ocean

Remember going on holiday?.

I've delved into my archives looking for a bit of summer cheer and come up with this series of images from 2007, showing the sunset over Madeira, taken from the deck of a cruise ship.

Maybe one day....

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4th February 2021

Video of a coal tit on a garden seed feeder Video of a coal tit on a garden seed feeder

Just for a bit of lockdown fun I've started trying to video and photograph the small birds that visit our garden seed feeder.

And here are my first two attempts.

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1st February 2021

Woman paddling at Llanddona Beach, Anglesey, North Wales Woman paddling at Llanddona Beach, Anglesey, North Wales VW campervan at Llanddona Beach, Anglesey, North Wales

A flashback to a freer time last summer, enjoying a beautiful August day at the beach at Llanddona on the isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

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29th January 2021

Time lapse of cloud formations over snowy woodland at sunset

We may be stuck at home in lockdown here in Wales, but there's still great beauty to be enjoyed just a few paces from one's front door.

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26th January 2021

Sunrise over Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Sunrise over Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Sunrise over Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

Three more images shot on a beautiful summer's morning at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, this time featuring Puffin Island, a small seabird preserve just off the North Wales coast.

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23rd January 2021

Time lapse of a quarter moon traversing the night sky

A clear sky over North Wales and a calm evening gave me the opportunity to shoot this time lapse video of a quarter moon rising through the darkening heavens.

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21st January 2021

Penmon Point lighthouse on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse on the coast of Anglesey, North Wales

Another delve into the archives from 2007 to bring out these lovely, peaceful images of Penmon Point on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

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18th January 2021

Bluebells and trees in spring Bluebells and trees in spring Bluebells and trees in spring Bluebells and trees in spring

A hint of things to come with these images of bluebell woods from the spring of 2007 at Moss Valley near Wrexham in North Wales.

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15th January 2021

Tree and streetlight at dusk Oak tree in silhouette at dusk Oak tree in silhouette at dusk Oak tree in silhouette at dusk Tree in silhouette against a colourful twilight sky

Much closer to home with these shots of a colourful twilight sky, captured within a few metres of my front door in Buckley, North Wales.

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12th January 2021

Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast Rhyl beach at sunset on the North Wales coast

With Wales being in full Covid lockdown at present, opportunities to get out and about photographically speaking have been put on hold for a while.

A good opportunity then, to delve into the archives and dig out some hidden treasures.

Such as these images shot at Rhyl on the North Wales coast, all the way back in May 2007 using an 11MP Canon 5D DSLR camera.

It's the light and subject matter that really count, rather than the megapixels!

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11th January 2021

Breakwater and offshore turbines, Prestatyn Beach, North Wales Breakwater and offshore turbines, Prestatyn Beach, North Wales

A final couple of images from our winter excursions to Prestatyn Beach, this time enjoying beautiful sunlight across the beach and sea.

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10th January 2021

Marker post on Prestatyn Beach, North Wales Marker post on Prestatyn Beach, North Wales Marker post on Prestatyn Beach, North Wales Tidal pool on Prestatyn Beach, North Wales Wooden groynes on Prestatyn Beach, North Wales

A wintry stroll along the huge beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast at low tide.

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9th January 2021

Clam shell in sunlight on Prestayn beach, North Wales Razor shell in sunlight on Prestayn beach, North Wales

Looking down while walking along the beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast revealed some beautifully detailed seashells along the high tide line.

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8th January 2021

Blue seaside telescope at Prestatyn, North Wales Blue seaside telescope at Prestatyn, North Wales

An icon of the British seaside, this Owl telescope looked great in the winter sunlight on the promenade at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast.

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7th January 2021

Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast

Gorgeous winter storm lighting at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast prompted this brief photo session around the Pont y Ddraig footbridge.

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6th January 2021

Time lapse of a full moon traversing the night sky

With Wales in full Covid lockdown the night sky over our house provided some much needed creative opportunity.

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5th January 2021

Video of the Gwynt y Môr offshore windfarm turbines, North Wales Gwynt-y-Môr offshore wind farm turbines, North Wales coast Gwynt-y-Môr offshore wind farm turbines, North Wales coast

You can't visit the North Wales coast without being mightly impressed by the huge array of offshore wind turbines that make up the Gwynt-y-Môr wind farm in Colwyn Bay.

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4th January 2021

Time lapse of sunset at Trearddur Bay on Anglesey, North Wales Video of sunset at Trearddur Bay on Anglesey, North Wales

Two video renditions of a beautiful winter sunset at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, North Wales to enjoy today here at goHOWiE.com, one a time lapse and the other shot in real time.

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3rd January 2021

Panoramic view over the Menai Straits in winter, Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits shoreline in winter, Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits shoreline in winter, Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits shoreline in winter, Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits in winter, Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits at dusk Anglesey, North Wales Menai Straits at dusk Anglesey, North Wales

To compliment yesterday's time lapse video of tide on the Menai Straits, here are a series of still images taken at the same time showing further the beauty of this wonderful part of the North Wales coast.

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2nd January 2021

Time lapse of ebbing tide on the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

A Happy New Year to all!

We'll start 2021 off with a time lapse video, shot a few weeks ago along the Menai Straits between the Isle of Anglesey and the North Wales coast, and featuring the extreme tidal range that's a feature of this amazing stretch of water.

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