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2nd July 2015

Time lapse video filmed overnight in the Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Reserve, Wales

Liz and I had a three day break in the Brecon Beacons at the end of June, an opportunity for me to finally have a serious go at making a star movement time lapse video.

All in all, I'm really pleased with this first attempt, but I learnt some unusal lessons along the way.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Dusk to Dawn Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read what I learned.

1st July 2015

Rock in the Mediterranean Sea at dusk on the Balleric Island of Menorca

Whew - OK - this is the last of my chosen old Fuji Velvia scans that I'm showing here at goHOWiE.com, featuring a rock in the Mediterranean Sea of the coast of Menorca. Back to digital capture again for my next offering.

Going over those old transparencies has made me realise again just how much more tolerant of dynamic range digital is compared with film, as I'm now taking photos that I would never even have attempted back in the days of film.

Having said that, I don't regret having shot on film for most of my photographic life, as the disciplines imposed by the media, and the understanding of the physics of photography I gained have helped me no end in getting the best out of the digital medium.

Would I go back to film? Not on your Nelly!

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Rock and Sea #8 photo page to read more.

30th June 2015

Red pottery roof tiles on a whitewashed house in Menorca, Balleric Islands, Mediterranean Turret of a small castle at Cuitadella on the Balleric Island of Menorca

One thing that Fuji Velvia transparency film excelled at was the rendering of crisp, bold colours, as evidenced in these two photos from the Balleric Island of Menorca.

Reducing the compositions to the absolute minimum of detail throws all the emphasis on those vibrant reds, yellows and blues.

Click on the links or thumbnaisl to go to the Roof Tiles #1 and Menorca Castle #1 photo pages to read more.

29th June 2015

Large wave breaking on a stony beach at sunset in Devon

A fleeting moment of beautiful light at sunset, captured on the beach at Lynmouth in Devon using Fuji Velvia transparency film.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Beach and Waves #12 photo page to read more.

26th June 2015

Young woman against a bullet scarred piller outside the Dublin Post Office, Ireland

Some photos just have to be taken, regardless of whether or not you've got the right kit to hand at the time.

This portrait of my daughter-in-law outside the General Post Office in Dublin is a case in point, as given the choice I wouldn't have used Fuji Velvia transparency film for this shot!

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Girl #3 photo page to read more.

25th June 2015

The Vale of Clwyd with snow in winter

Phew - just got back from an amazing three days down south in the Brecon Beacons. Absoloutely lovely and loads of new photos and videos to process.

But I'm afraid new photos are just getting added to my already large backlog of work - to be dealt with at some point in the future - as I'm determined to finish the project on my old Fuji Velvia transparencies first.

With that in mind, here's one of the few 'grand scenes' I managed to sucessfully photograph on this most demanding of emulsions, showing an overlook of the Vale of Clwyd in fresh snow on a rare sunny morning.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Vale of Clwyd in Snow #1 photo page to read more.

19th June 2015

Time lapse video showing high altitude clouds moving past the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre, North Wales Time lapse video showing a dramatic sunset followed by the tide coming in around the Point of Ayr lighthouse on the beach at Talacre, North Wales

Two for the price of one today here at goHOWiE.com.

These two time lapse video clips were shot on the same evening at Talacre on the North Wales coast, with the main difference between them being only the direction in which the camera was pointing.

It's amazing how such a seemingly trivial change can have such a profound effect on what you see and the mood of the resulting video.

Click on the links or thumbnails to got to the Talacre Timelapse #7 and Talacre Tide Timelapse #1 pages to watch the videos and read more about them.

18th June 2015

The river Dee near Chirk in winter

Here's another cold scene to remind us of what winter is like here in North Wales. (Is summer much different?)

Shot on Fuji Velvia transparency film, this is the river Dee, close to Chirk on the Wales-England border.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the River and Snow #1 photo page to read more.

17th June 2015

Frost coated bracken, Moel Famau, North Wales

Phew! I've finally (temporarily anyway) caught up with my backlog of time lapse videos so I'm back to presenting a few still images culled from the 'good old days' of shooting on Fuji Velvia transparency film.

Normally I would struggle to fit the tones of a grand landscape scene into the somewhat limited dynamic range of Velvia, but a flat grey day and virtually monochrome frost covered bracken posed no problems at all.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Bracken and Frost #1 photo page to read more.

16th June 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset behind the Colwyn Bay offshore windfarm, North Wales

Love 'em or hate 'em, the offshore Colwyn Bay wind farm turbines are mighty impressive.

As a photographer I love 'em.

The rotating turbines make for such a graphic, attention grabbing element in any photo or video that I find myself drawn to them again and again, especially when there's a stunning sunset to view them against.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Windfarm Sunset Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more about it.

15th June 2015

Time lapse video showing sunrise over Puffin Island and the lighthosue at Penmon Point, Anglesey, North Wales

Shooting a time lapse video of the sunrise at Penmon Point on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the North Wales coast has become a sort of midsummer tradition with me.

But this year I tried a new angle on the scene and I'm glad I did for more than the obvious reasons.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Penmon Sunrise Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more about it.

13th June 2015

Time lapse video showing sunrise over the Colwyn Bay offshore windfarm, North Wales

These few weeks close to midsummer are a very busy time, photographically speaking.

I can get up early, drive to a great sunrise location such as the North Wales coast featured here, shoot a few hundred stills to make a time lapse video and still be in time to drive back in time to clock in to my work before 8.00am.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Windfarm Sunrise Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more about it.

12th June 2015

Time lapse video showing the crecsent moon moving across a deep blue sky

This simple time lapse video of the crescent moon tracking across a clear blue sky was deceptively tricky to capture.

Find out why by clicking on the link or thumbnail to got to the Moon Timelapse #2 page.

11th June 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset close to midsummer over the Alwen Reservoir , North Wales

Today's time lapse video, showing sunset over the Alwen Reservoir in Wales, is virtually a repeat of my previous video Alwen Reservoir Timelapse #1,taken from this spot just a month before.

So why do it again?

Well, at a latitude of 53 degrees north the position of the sunset varies wildly throughtout the year, and even a months's difference has a noticable effect on the composition of a photo or video.

See for yourself by watching both videos one after the other.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Alwen Reservoir Timelapse #2 page to read more about this video.

10th June 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset at South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey

At this time of year I go into a sort of photographic feeding frenzy.

At latitude 53 degrees north at this time of year the sun rises at 4.45am and doesn't set again until 9.45pm - a full 17 hours of sunlight, with twilight lasting all night long.

So I can start photographing at around 4am, stop to go to work and then carry on again after tea until after sunset if I so choose, and my body can cope.

So apologies for the plethora of time lapse videos on show here at goHOWiE.com at the moment but I'm on a binge while the weather holds.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the South Stack Timelapse #4 page to watch the video and read more.

9th June 2015

Time lapse video of the sun setting behind the chimneys of the gas fired power station at Connah's Quay, Deeside, North Wales

This is the fourth version of my time lapse video of the sun setting over the gas fired power station on the banks of the river Dee at Connah's Quay in North Wales.

If you check out the older versions by clicking on the videos link above, I hope you'll see an improvement in technique at least!

I've just checked out the older videos and was pleasantly suprised at how much better my technique has become.

Shooting and processing time lapse is definately one area of photography where it pays to have good equipment and software, and a few year's extra experience helps a great deal also!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Deeside Timelapse #4 page to watch the video and read more.

8th June 2015

Time lapse video the incoming tide at sunset at Rhyl on the North Wales coast

With the long summer evenings now upon us, this is the time of year to be out and about enjoying the scenery with camera at the ready.

I'm really blessed living in North Wales, with the coast near at hand so when the conditions look good I can just head out for an evening's photography.

Which is what I did a few evenings ago at Rhyl, watching and filming as a largish tide swept up the beach below me.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Rhyl Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more.

5th June 2015

Time lapse video showing cloud movements at dusk over the Conwy estuary, North Wales

We're back in good old North Wales for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com, celebrating cold winds and clouds in this time lapse video filmed at sunset from Deganwy.

It's nice to go away somewhere warm and sunny for a few days but it's nice to come back and enjoy some interesting weather as well!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Clouds Timelapse #5 page to watch the video and read more.

4th June 2015

Time lapse video showing the sun setting over the Mediterranean sea between cliffs at sa Calobra, Mallorca Time lapse video showing dusk and twilight over the Mediterranean sea between cliffs at sa Calobra, Mallorca

Here are the final two time lapse videos that I shot during our recent holiday in Mallorca, showing sunset, followed by twilight, at the seaside development at sa Calobra on the west coast.

Looking back I didn't realise just how much photography I got through during that trip. My wife Liz must be very patient, crocheting away while I spent hours hunched over a camera!

Click on the thumbnails to got to the sa Calobra Timelapse #1 and sa Calobra Timelapse #2 pages to watch the videos and read more about them.

2nd June 2015

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds, people and traffic at the Mirador de Rocardo Roca on the west coast of Mallorca

It's hard to believe it's now June, with the temperature here in North Wales struggling to make double figures and the rain and wind battering the windows as I write this.

Never mind though, as I can cheer myself up by remembering Liz and my recent holiday in sunny, warm Mallorca, helped by watching videos such as this time lapse, taken during a picnic stop at the Mirador de Ricardo Roca during a trip along the lovely west coast.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Ricardo Roca Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read more.

1st June 2015

Time lapse video dusk and night over Port de Soller, Mallorca

During our recent trip to Mallorca, Liz and I found ourselves making excuses to return to the lovely Port de Soller for an evening meal in one of the seafront restaurants followed by a drive up the cliff to the viewpoint overlooking the bay for an evening's photography.

This time lapse sequence was shot on the last evening of our holiday, which sort of made a nice finale to our visit.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Port de Soller Timelapse #4 page to see the video and read more.

29th May 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset, dusk and night over Port de Soller, Mallorca

I've recently 'discovered' the photography app The Photographer's Ephemeris, which came in very useful during our recent holiday on Mallorca.

For instance, I was able to know that the sun would set between the two limestone headlands of the lovely Port de Soller before embarking on the hour and a quarter drive to get there and film this timelapse video.

I'm glad to say it also works in the UK!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Port de Soller Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read more.

28th May 2015

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds forming and decaying over Port de Soller, Mallorca

Shot from the same spot as 'Port de Soller Timelapse #1', featured below, this view over the Mallorcan seaside town and Sierra de Tramuntana mountains was filmed early in the afternoon and features the movement of cumulus clouds over the high peaks.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Port de Soller Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read more about it.

27th May 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset, dusk and night at Port de Soller, Mallorca

I'm taking a break from still photos for a few days here at goHOWiE.com to show a series of new time lapse videos that I shot during a ten day break that Liz and I took recently to the lovely island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean sea.

This first video shows the change from day to night at one of our favourite spots, the stunning Port de Soller on the west coast of the island.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Port de Soller Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more about it.

26th May 2015

Tryfan and Llyn Ogwen in the Glyderau range of mountains, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

This photo, taken almost a decade ago now and gleaned from my Fuji Velvia archives, shows the magnificent peak of Tryfan, as viewed from the equally high, but much less visited peak of Y Garn in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

It's been quite a while since I've climbed anything that high to get a photo, and I'd like to think I could still do it.

Maybe one day soon I'll put that to the test and go back to this spot.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Tryfan #7 photo page to read more.

25th May 2015

Decaying groynes on the beach at Afon ogwen on the North Wales coast

Some photos are the result of meticulous planning and days or weeks of waiting for the right conditions, and some, like this image of decaying groynes by the side of the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast, just arrive totally unexpectedly right in front of you.

To read more, click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Groynes #16 photo page.

23rd May 2015

Jetty on Llandudno's North Shore at dawn, North Wales coast

Some few photos have a special meaning in our photographic journeys, and this image of my favourite jetty at Llandudno's North shore on the North Wales coast, is one of mine.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Jetty #1 photo page to read why.

22nd May 2015

Baby rabbit at Wepre Park, North Wales

Here's another archive shot from my pre-digital days, but this baby rabbit isn't the sort of subject you would normally associate with a slow film like Fuji Velvia.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Rabbit #1 photo page to read more.

21st May 2015

Pen-yr-Olwen mountain from the Devil's Kitchen, Snowdonia, Wales

Re-visiting an old favourite today here at goHOWiE.com.

This is the beautifully shaped mountain of Pen-yr-Olwen in Snowdonia, pictured from the Devil's Kitchen using Fuji Velvia transparency film, subsequently scanned and converted to monochrome.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Mountain and Tree #3 photo page to read more.

17th May 2015

Stones and autumn leaves, Whittington Castle, Shropshire

One thing Fuji Velvia transparency film is not good at is high contrast, as I found out on a sunny day trip to visit Whittington Castle in Shropshire.

In fact, the only useable image from the trip was this one, taken in the shade of the castle walls.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Leaves and Stones #1 photo page to read more.

16th May 2015

Carpet of bluebells in the woods at Wepre Park, North Wales

Back in the days of shooting on Fuji Velvia I always had difficulty photographing bluebells, as they would turn out purple thanks to the sensitivity of Velvia to ultra-violet light.

However, having read in a photography mag that using a polarising filter would help I gave it a try and hey presto! Bluebells that were actually blue.

I found these beauties in a somewhat suprising location as well.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Bluebells #1 photo page and find out where.

14th May 2015

Arrangement of Stargazer lilies

OK, enough of the moody monochrome.

Some flowers just demand to be seen in full on colour, and these Stargazer lilies are a prime example.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Lilies #2 photo page to read more.

13th May 2015

Photo of three lilies in monochrome

Here's another flower photo that, to my mind, works better in monochrome than in its original colour.

The lovely shapes and tones in the image are far more striking when not competing with the somewhat wishy washy colours on the original transparency.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Lilies #1 photo page to read more.

12th May 2015

Close up photo of a rose in monochrome Close up photo of a rose in monochrome

While roses are normally associated with rich colours, I decided to go monochrome with these two images inorder to emphasise the shapes, tones and textures of these beautiful flowers instead.

Click on the links or thumbnails to visit the Rose #3 and Rose #4 photo pages to read more.

11th May 2015

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds and sun rays viewed from West Kirby, Wirral

Here's a somewhat impromptu time lapse clip, showing dramatic clouds and sun rays sweeping across the skies at West Kirby on the Wirral.

You'll have noticed I keep getting distracted by time lapse videos, but I make no apology for indulging in this fascinating way of presenting media - I just love shooting and processing them!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Clouds Timelapse #4 page to see the video and read more about it.

8th May 2015

Snowdrop flower with stem Snowdrop flower close up

Whew! I've now caught up with my backlog of time lapse videos, so now we're returning to looking at scans of old transparencies from my pre-digital days.

One thing I've noticed is how well photos of flowers turned out on Fuji Velvia.

Even after a quality degrading scan, these images of a single snowdrop really shine, especially against a black background.

Click on the links or thumbnails to visit the Snowdrop #1 and Snowdrop #2 photo pages to read more.

7th May 2015

Time lapse video showing the full moon setting over Conway Castle, North Wales

A very early start a few days ago found me on the bank of the Conwy estuary on the North Wales coast, watching and photographing as the full moon descended slowy towards the horizon, passing over the historic Conway Castle on its way down.

This was a planned shoot - I don't get up at 3am on a whim - based on information obtained from three different sources.

The BBC weather forecast told me there was a good chance of a clear sky at dawn on the North Wales coast.

sunrisesunsetmap.com gave me the phase of the moon and the time of its setting, toegether with the time of sunrise at my chosen location.

And finally, Photographer's Ephemeris (whatever that means!) gave me the direction of moonset and sunrise from where I was standing.

It's amazing just how easy it is to plan this sort of photographic expedition these days - I can't imagine outdoor photography without easy access to all this information.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Conway Timelapse #5 page to see the video and read more about it.

6th May 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset over the Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

You'd think by now, that after thirty years of exploring North Wales, I would have run out of new places to photograph, but not so!

Today's time lapse here at goHOWiE.com features a location that's new to me - the Alwen Reservoir.

Lying close to the very popular Llyn Brenig, but much less visited or developed, this is a place of stunning beauty and peace and no doubt Liz and I will be returning throughout the year to see it in all its moods.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Alwen Reservoir Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more about it.

5th May 2015

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds at dusk over the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales

A somewhat dramatic time lapse video showing stormy weather over the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales as day fades into night and the lights of the towns in the Vale come on.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Clouds Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read more about it.

4th May 2015

Time lapse video showing the sun setting, followed by the moon setting, behind the lighthouse at Talacre beach on the North Wales coast

I love watching the movements of the sun, moon, stars and planets.

The precision with with they all move together is wonderful to behold, and serves to remind me of the grace and wisdom of God.

Appreciating what's going on in the heavens is one thing, but capturing these movements in a photo or video in a meaningful way can be quite challenging.

But occasionally everything comes together and you're at the right place at the right time with the right kit.

This happened for me a few weeks ago now on an evening spent on the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast, where I shot the hundreds of still images required for this time lapse video.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Talacre Timelapse #6 page to see the video and read more about it.

2nd May 2015

Time lapse video showing the sun setting behind a hill with dramatic clouds, North Wales

A blustery sunset over the Clwydian range of mountains in this short time lapse clip, very dramatic but a bit twitchy in the gusty conditions.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Sunset Timelapse #19 page to see the video and read more about it.

1st May 2015

Time lapse video showing the sunset, twilight and outgoing tide at Deganwy, North Wales

A rare clear sky evening on the North Wales coast at Deganwy is shown in this time lapse video, with lovely colours developing in the sky as the sun sets and dusk falls over the Conwy estuary.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Deganwy Sunset #2 page to see the video and read more about it.

30th April 2015

Time lapse video showing the sun rising as the tide goes out at Llandudno Pier, North Wales

This time lapse video shows the dawn breaking, the sun rising and the tide going out by the pier at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

Although I got very chilly standing there for an hour and three quarters while my camera clicked away it was well worth to experience such a lovely morning.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llandudno Timelapse #15 page to see the video and read more about it.

29th April 2015

Time lapse video showing the sunset and incoming tide at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

A rare clear sky at one of the most beautiful sunset locations I know gave me the opportunity to make this video combining sunset and incoming tide at Church Bay on the Isle of Anglesey.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Church Bay Sunset Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more about it.

28th April 2015

Time lapse video showing the transition from night to day as seen looking east from the Pen Barras car park in the Clwydian range of mountains in North Wales

Time to catch up on some of the time lapse videos I've been out shooting recently, starting with the transition from night to day from one of my 'go to' locations in the Clwydian range of hills in North East Wales, about ten minutes drive from my home.

Where else would you want to live?

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Sunrise Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read more about it.

27th April 2015

Pink cyclamen flower Red cyclamen flower

Two more flower images from my Fuji Velvia transparency archive today here at goHOWiE.com.

This time featuring the lovely shapes and colours of the cyclamen, with the two images having a very different interpretation and purpose.

Click on the links or thumbnails to visit the Cyclamen #1 and Cyclamen #2 photo pages to read more.

24th April 2015

Pink gerbera flower Pink gerbera flower head

Looking at my old Velvia transparencies of flowers, such as these two lovely images of gerberas, is really inspiring me to dust off my macro kit and shoot some more.

I'll have to give some thought as to how to avoid becoming formulaic in my approach though, as I don't want to just repeat what I've done before, but to try some fresh interpretations.

Ideas on a postcard please! (Not really - email will do fine!)

Click on the links or thumbnails to visit the Gerbera #3 and Gerbera #4 photo pages to read more.

23rd April 2015

Close up photo of open clematis flower Close up photo of open red poppy flower

One thing I really enjoyed about shooting with Fuji Velvia film was the anticipation of waiting for your processed trannies to arrive back from the lab (paying for them was anticipated with a little less enjoyment!).

The richness and tonality of the colours of a correctly exposed flower photo were just lovely to behold, such as these two examples of a clematis and poppy from my film archives.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Clematis #4 and Poppy #4 photo pages to read more.

22nd April 2015

Three trees with autumnal foliage, Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales

A liitle out of synch with spring, but this lovely image of trees in their autumnal foliage at Loggerheads Country Park stirred some strong feelings in me which I didn't want to pass by.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Autumn Trees #1 photo page to read me waxing lyrical about this lovely season.

21st April 2015

Close up photo of leaf

One thing I've noticed in my trawl though my old film transparency archives is just how much more macro work I used to do back then compared with today.

There are some truly lovely images to be seen in the macro world, such as this fresh leaf, and now spring is here I must re-visit the small side of God's creation while everything is new again.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Leaf #1 photo page to read more.

20th April 2015

Close up photo of leaves with dewdrops Close up photo of backlit leaves with dewdrops

Back in my days of using Fuji Velvia 50 transparency film, one thing I found it was really good for was macro nature photography.

With its vivid, saturated rendering of green tones, close up photos of plants and leaves really popped when viewed on a light table.

Even when degraded somewhat by sub-optimal scanning, these two old images of dewdrops on leaves, shot in my back garden under early morning sun, still give me a lot of pleasure.

I hope they do you too.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Leaves and Dewdrops #1 and Leaves and Dewdrops #2 photo pages to read more.

17th April 2015

Statue or sculpture of three birds. France

Here's my next legacy transparency scan, showing an abstract sculpture of three birds, photographed on Fuji Velvia during a holiday in the Vendée region of France.

If you know where this sculpture is actually located please let me know, as my record keeping from back in the 'good old days' of film isn't as organised as now, and I couldn't find them on google either.

For me, that's another advantage of digital.

With metadata, keywording and GPS location info all embedded in the digital file it's easy now to find out all the details from old images.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Three Birds Statue #1 photo page to read more.

16th April 2015

South flank of Snowdon reflecting in the still waters of Llyn Llydaw, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

In a fit of nostalgia I got out my old folders of Velvia transparencies last week and, despite the lack of technique and the understanding that I now enjoy, some of them (but not many!) aren't half bad.

So I'm starting a new mini-series here at goHOWiE.com of retro scanned film images, the first one having been taken on a remarkable morning at Llyn Llydaw while climbing the Miner's Path up Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Llyn Llydaw #3 photo page to read more.

15th April 2015

Sun setting over a bank of fog in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales

This image of a fog bank over the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales, at sunset was just one of many hundreds that I took that Easter Sunday evening to make my time lapse video Sunset and Fog Timelapse #1.

The scene was so lovely and unusual that having a still image of the event as well seems appropriate.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Vale of Clwyd Fog #1 photo page to read more.

14th April 2015

Moon setting over mist shrouded Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales

This photos shows the last vestiges of mist hanging in the Vale of Clywd over the North Wales market town of Ruthin as the full moon sets at the start of a new day.

It was freezing cold up on the slopes of Moel Famau, overlooking the scene, but well worth a bit of cold and an early start to witness such beauty.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Ruthin Moon #1 photo page to read more.

13th April 2015

Llyn Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Four times out of five a visit to the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales will yield nothing but damp grey skies, but that one time out of five makes up for the other four.

Such was the case here at Llynau Mymbyr on an April Saturday afternoon.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Llyn Mymbyr #9 photo page to read more.

10th April 2015

Time lapse video showing moonset over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales

Taken very early on the morning of Easter Monday 2015, this time lapse video clip of the full moon setting over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd is the last of three that I managed to shoot over the extended holiday weekend.

All in all, a very busy, but highly enjoyable, bank holiday.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Ruthin Moonset Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more about it.

9th April 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset over a fog bank covering the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales

A rare weather event on the evening of Easter Sunday, as photographed from the slopes of Foel Ffenli in North Wales.

This time lapse shows a fog bank at sunset, trapped under an inversion layer in the Vale of Clwyd.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Sunset and Fog Timelapse #1 page to see the video and read more about it.

8th April 2015

Time lapse video showing sunset at Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

The Easter weekend just gone was just fantastic, both from my point of view as a Christian (of course) and as an outdoor photographer.

After a long period of dismal grey skies the weather finally turned nice (read interesting) and Liz and I spent our free time during the holiday period re-visiting some of our favourite North Wales haunts, and finding some new ones as well.

Saturday found us touring Snowdonia, finishing the day off watching the sunset at Llynau Mymbyr, where I shot the stills for this time lapse clip.

I particularly liked the lenticular clouds that formed over the peak of Snowdon, and I'm always on the lookout for these beautiful, but rare phenomena.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Llyn Mymbyr Timelapse #3 page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

7th April 2015

Caernarfon harbour entrance at dusk, North Wales

Shutter speed can be as much an important compositional aid as depth of field or the rule of thirds, especially when conveying a mood is paramount to your interpretation of a scene.

This photo of the harbour at Caernarfon of the North Wales coast certainly benefitted from a lengthy exposure.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Caernarfon Harbour #1 photo page to read more.

2nd April 2015

Time lapse video showing the passage of the moon across the sun during the partial solar eclipse of March 2015

This is my third and final video featuring the March 2015 partial eclipse, as viewed from the North Wales coast at Rhos-on-Sea.

This time lapsed film shows the moon passing over the face of the sun, until about two thirds through the event when cloud cover became too thick to see anything anymore.

I've now got to wait until 2026 for the next one!

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Solar Eclipse #3 page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

1st April 2015

Lenticular clouds over Moel Famau, North Wales

Here in North Wales we're never short of interesting weather to enjoy(!).

But even the locals were impressed with the display of lenticular clouds that occured on the afternoon of 7th March 2015.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lenticular Clouds #2 photo page to read more.

31st March 2015

Time lapse video showing the passage of the sun and incoming tide at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast during the partial solar eclipse of March 2015

This is my second video showing the March 2015 partial eclipse, as viewed from the North Wales coast at Rhos-on-Sea.

This time lapsed wide angle view of Colwyn Bay shows the scene darkening as the light from the sun gradually reduces, plus one of the highest tides of the year racing across the beach.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Solar Eclipse #2 page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

30th March 2015

St Tudno's church and graveyard on the Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Another gem of a photographic location on the North Wales coast.

This is St Tudno's church and graveyard, set high on the Great Orme at Llandudno.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the St Tudno's Church #1 photo page to read more.

27th March 2015

Video showing clouds moving across the face of the sun during the partial solar eclipse of March 2015. Filmed from Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast

I certainly wasn't going to let the event of the partial solar eclipse on March 20th pass by without some serious photography and video shooting.

This clip shows the eclipse in its final stages as the moon moves away, but as the moon moved away the clouds rolled in and effectively put an end to the show shortly after I captured this footage of the clouds moving over the face of the sun.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Solar Eclipse #1 video page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

26th March 2015

Sunset with storm clouds over Llyn Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia, Wales

The end of a cloudy, grey day in Snowdonia produced an unexpected treat as the sun was setting.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Snowdonia #8 photo page to read more.

25th March 2015

The partial solar eclipse on March 20th 2015, viewed from Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast

Just back from a few days holiday on the west coast of Ireland, but my time off worked started early on the morning of Friday 20th March at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast to watch and photograph as a partial eclipse swept across the face of the sun.

To read more, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Eclipse #1 photo page.

19th March 2015

Great Orme, lit by the golden light of the setting sun, Llandudno, North Wales

What a lovely relaxing scene, the Great Orme at Llandudno bathed in the golden light of sunset.

However, actually getting this photo was anything but relaxing!

To find out why, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Great Orme #2 photo page and read more.

18th March 2015

The old stone arch bridge Pont Pen-y-Benglog at the end of Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, Wales

Unless you actually know it's there, Pont Pen-y-Benglog is very easy to miss, so I'm indebted to a friend of mine for pointing out this most unusual piece of ancient Welsh architecture, hiding away at the end of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia.

To read more, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Pont Pen-y-Benglog #1 photo page.

17th March 2015

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

I'm loving the effects I'm getting from using my new Lee Filters Little Stopper 6 stop ND filter, such as this thirty second exposure at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey.

The blurring achieved has certainly helped with the mood of the final image.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Penmon Lighthouse #1 photo page to read more.

16th March 2015

Full moon with surface detail

This image of a full moon, taken from outside my house in North Wales, is a repeat of an photo I took back in 2012.

There's been quite a few changes in my equipment, software and experience since then, all to the better.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Full Moon #10 photo page to read more.

13th March 2015

Victorian water tower at Lake Vyrnwy in the Berwyn Mountains, Wales

A night photoshoot at the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy in the heart of Wales' Berwyn Mountains didn't really go according to plan.

However, this single image of the Victorian Water Tower at the lake's edge more than made up for the disappointment.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Lake Vyrnwy #1 photo page to read more.

12th March 2015

Time lapse video of the sun setting behind Talacre lighthouse on the North Wales coast, filmed from West Kirby on the Wirral

Filmed from the edge of the Marine Lake at West Kirby, this time lapse video clip shows a lovely sunset over the lighthouse on the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast.

Click on the link or thumbnail to got to the Sunset #18 video page to see the video and read more about the making of it.

11th March 2015

Shot from the Pen Barras car park on the flanks of Moel famau, this time lapse video shows the transition from night to day over the town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd

Plans for an early morning climb up to the summit of Moel Famau in North Wales' Clwydian Range fell by the wayside in favour of shooting this time lapse video showing the transition from night to day over the market town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd.

To find out why and to watch the video, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Night to Day over Ruthin page.

10th March 2015

South Stack lighthouse and winding path, Anglesey, Wales

One of my favourite places in the world, I'm still finding fresh views to photograph at South Stack on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the South Stack Lighthouse #4 photo page to read more.

9th March 2015

Nant Ffrancon valley in monochrome, Snowdonia, Wales

The play of light and shadow in this view of the Nant Ffrancon valley in Wales' Snowdonia Nation Park was absolutely lovely on this cold winter's afternoon, but lass than straightforward to photograph and post-process.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Nant Ffrancon #2 photo page to read more.

6th March 2015

Rainbow at Colwyn Bay, on the North Wales coast

Some photos are the result of meticulous planning and hours of waiting - but this one wasn't!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Rainbow at Colwyn Bay #1 photo page to read more.

5th March 2015

Three turbines forming part of the Colwyn Bay windfarm off the North Wales coast

Here's another landmark from the North Wales coast.

Although not quite as ancient as yesterday's view of Caernarfon Castle, these wind turbines of the offshore Colwyn Bay windfarm are quite lovely in their own right, especially in the right light.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Windfarm #6 photo page to read more.

4th March 2015

Caernarfon castle at dusk, North Wales

Where else would you want to be at the end of the day than on the welsh coast, especially with such a dramatic landmark as Caernarfon castle to look at and photograph.

And even better if you've got a new photographic toy to try out!

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Caernarfon Castle Reflection #4 photo page to read more.

3rd March 2015

Trees reflecting in Llyn Crafnant, Snowdonia, Wales

Taken during the same walk as yesterday's photo, but at the other end of Llyn Crafnant, this photo shows a quieter, more contemplative side to this lovely part of Snowdonia, as Autumn trees reflect in the quiet waters.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Llyn Crafnant Reflection #1 photo page to read more.

2nd March 2015

Lichfield cathedral and its reflection at sunset over Stowe Pool, Staffordshire

Back home in lovely Snowdonia for today's photo of a cumulus cloud over Llyn Crafnant here at goHOWiE.com.

It's nice to visit foreign countries (England) but there's no place like Wales.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Llyn Crafnant Cloud #1 photo page to read more.

27th February 2015

Lichfield cathedral and its reflection at sunset over Stowe Pool, Staffordshire

If something's worth photographing then it's worth photographing twice (at least).

So having spent the early morning on my own photographing Lichfield cathedral from the far end of Stowe Pool I returned with my wife Liz for the sunset.

A completely different take on the same view.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Lichfield Cathedral #3 photo page to read more.

26th February 2015

Lichfield cathedral at dawn, viewed though mist over Stowe Pool, Staffordshire Lichfield cathedral, and its reflection, at dawn, though mist over Stowe Pool, Staffordshire

I was quite suprised to find such an ethereal scene in the middle of busy Lichfield, Staffordshire, so I made the most of my early morning photo opportunity at Stowe Pool.

Click on the links or thumbnails to visit the Lichfield Cathedral #1 and Lichfield Cathedral #2photo pages to read more.

25th February 2015

Full moon over trees

A beautiful clear sky, blue twilight and a full moon to photograph.

Well worth a few minutes time in the car park at Burton Marina to take this exposure before Liz and I head back to our holiday apartment.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Full Moon #7 photo page to read more.

24th February 2015

Silver birch tree against a deep blue sky

This somewhat abstract image of the uppermost branches of a young silver birch tree, set against a deep blue sky, was taken at Barton Marina in Staffordshire during a mini-break that Liz and I enjoyed last autumn.

The contrast of the pale leaves, set against the dark of the sky, was visually mesmerising as we stopped and watched as the breeze played though the treetops.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Tree #13 photo page to read more.

23rd February 2015

Rhinocerous at Chester Zoo

This photo of a rhinocerous is the last of only three images that I considered worth presenting here at goHOWiE.com from our trip with grandsons to Chester Zoo.

Having shot well over a hundred frames of various animals, I suppose three good images is about right on a percentage hit rate basis.

Respect to all those wildlife photographers who take this particular branch of photography to a much higher level than me.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Rhinocerous #1 photo page to read more.

20th February 2015

Lion at Chester Zoo

This image of a lion at rest, photographed at Chester Zoo, is transfomed from a snapshot into a photograph by the careful framing and use of light and shadow to bring an emphasis to the lion's head and mane.

Click on the link or thumbnail to visit the Lion #1 photo page to read more.

19th February 2015

Elephant at Chester Zoo

A bit of a departure for me today here at goHOWiE.com, as I don't usually photograph animals as subjects on their own.

But what can you do when taking the grandchildren to Chester Zoo other than make the most of the opportunities presented to you?

This elephant was an obvious choice for a photo opportunity.

You can read more, and see a larger version of this picture by clicking on the link or thumbnail to visit the Elephant #1 photo page.

18th February 2015

Time lapse video of a sunset with clouds and rain, filmed from the West Shore, Llandudno, North Wales

This time lapse video shows a dramatic sunset over the headlands of Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan, as viewed from the West Shore at Llandudno on a very cold and windy January evening.

To see the video and read more about the making of it, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset #17 page.

17th February 2015

Time lapse video of a sunset with clouds, filmed from the Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

Another day, another dramatic sunset on the North Wales coast.

Filmed from the top of the Great Orme at Llandudno, this time lapse captures sunset and cloud play on a freezing late afternoon in January.

But why not wait for warmer weather?

To find out why not, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset #16 page.

16th February 2015

Time lapse video showing the sunset at Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, Wales

So we're back in good old Wales today here at goHOWiE.com, after the recent excursion to foreign climes.

January in Snowdonia isn't the warmest experience I'm ever likely to have, but the beauty of the place more than makes up for a little discomfort.

This time lapse shows a dramatic sunset over Llyn Mymbyr, but maybe in a month's time there'll be an even better view.

To see the video, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset at Llyn Mymbyr page, or you can check it out in my Vimeo gallery by following the link from the main menu above.

13th February 2015

Heavy cumulus clouds, Mallorca Heavy cumulus clouds, Mallorca

Here are the final two images from Liz's and my last trip to Mallorca, although these menacing photos of heavy cumulus clouds could have been taken anywhere

We just made it back to our apartment before the heavens opened!

Visit the Clouds #16 and Clouds #17 photo pages to read more.

12th February 2015

Old stone inn and courtyard in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca

Some images just have that 'feel good' factor, and as I sit here writing this on a dismal, cold February morning this picture has taken me back to a time of sun, warmth and relaxation on the lovely island of Mallorca.

I'm still amazed at the influence a still photo can have on one's psyche.

You can read more, and see a larger version of this picture by clicking on the link or thumbnail to visit the Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #5 photo page.

11th February 2015

Twisting road in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca Narrow tunnel in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca

Two more images from Liz and my day spent exploring the Serra de Tramuntana mountains on the western flank of Mallorca, but this time it's the road itself that is the main feature.

And why not, as it's a work of art in its own right.

Visit the Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #3 and Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #4 photo pages to read more.

10th February 2015

Old trees in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca Decayed bar sign in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, Mallorca

Driving through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains on the island of Mallorca is quite an experience, and one that Liz and I enjoyed on one of our days out exploring during our holiday there.

Frequent stops for refreshment were the order of the day, so while Liz bought the drinks I took advantage of the breaks for a copuple of mini-photoshoots.

Visit the Trees, Mallorca #1 and Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #2 photo pages to read more.

9th February 2015

Headland and lone tree at dusk, sa Calobra, Mallorca Cliffs and lone tree at dusk, sa Calobra, Mallorca

Two more images from the lovely seaside resort of sa Calobra on the island of Mallorca today here at goHOWiE.com.

The twilight colours in the western sky were just too good to miss.

Visit the sa Calobra, Mallorca #3 and sa Calobra, Mallorca #4 photo pages to read more.

6th February 2015

The bay at sa Calobra at dusk, Mallorca Artificially lit pedestrian tunnel at sa Calobra, Mallorca

Another Mallorca beauty spot that Liz and I visited during our stay was the seaside village of sa Calobra on the northwest coast.

Just getting there was an adventure, and when we arrived we were pleasantly suprised at how nicely it had been developed.

Visit the sa Calobra, Mallorca #1 and sa Calobra, Mallorca #2 photo pages to read more.

5th February 2015

Pool in the Cuevas del Drach near Porto Christo, Mallorca Limestone forms in the Cuevas del Drach near Porto Christo, Mallorca

The amazing Cuevas del Drach near Porto Christo are one of the 'must see' tourist attractions on Mallorca.

So of course, we went to see them during our stay on the island.

However, taking photos underground pushed technology and skills to the limit.

Visit the Cuevas del Drach, Mallorca #1 and Cuevas del Drach, Mallorca #2 photo pages to read more.

4th February 2015

The promenade at Porto Christo, Mallorca Rocks and headland at Porto Christo, Mallorca

When the family and I first arrived at Porto Christo on the east coast of Mallorca for a couple of hours of beach fun I was quite overwhelmed by the loveliness of the place, and I had to get a grip on myself and concentrate my photographic efforts on making meaningful compositions rather than just taking shapshots.

Visit the Porto Christo, Mallorca #3 and Porto Christo, Mallorca #4 photo pages to see how I got on.

3rd February 2015

The promenade at Porto Christo, Mallorca The headland and sea at Porto Christo, Mallorca

Moving round the coast of Mallorca, this time to the east and the unspoilt little seaside resort of Porto Christo, where my family and I spent a couple of hours exploring and swimming in the azure waters.

A lovely memory on this cold and damp February day.

Visit the Porto Christo, Mallorca #1 and Porto Christo, Mallorca #2 photo pages to read more.

2nd February 2015

Lighthouse at the tip of the Cap de Formentor peninsula, Mallorca

What you leave out of a photograph is just as important as what you leave in.

This lovely feel good photo of a palm tree at Puerto Pollença, Mallorca, just wouldn't have the same impact if I'd included its surroundings in the frame.

Visit the Palm, Mallorca #1 photo page to read more.

30th January 2015

Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca, at twilight Boats at Puerto Pollensa, Mallorca









What's your favourite time of day?

Mine has to be the hour before and after sunrise, when all is calm and there's no-one else around, even at such a popular tourist spot as Puerto Pollença on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

Visit the Pollença, Mallorca #3 and Pollença, Mallorca #4 photo pages to read more.

29th January 2015

Lighthouse at the tip of the Cap de Formentor peninsula, Mallorca

I just love photographing lighthouses.

However, some are easier to get to than others, and this beautiful example right at the tip of Mallorca's Cap de Formentor proved quite a challenge both to drive to and to get a picture of.

Visit the Formentor Lighthouse, Mallorca #1 photo page to read more.

28th January 2015

Cliff face at the Cuina del Moro viewpoint on the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca, with a boat out at sea to give a sense of scale The island of El Colomer at sunset from the Cuina del Moro viewpoint on the Cap de Formentor, Mallorca

Two more images from the beautiful Cap de Formentor on the island of Mallorca on show here at goHOWiE.com today.

Taken under very different lighting conditions, but from pretty much the same spot, each of these images conveys a different mood.

Visit the Formentor, Mallorca #5 and Formentor, Mallorca #6 photo pages to read more.

27th January 2015

Cap de Formentor from the Cuina del Moro viewpoint, Mallorca Rock promontory on the Cap de Formentor seen from the Cuina del Moro viewpoint, Mallorca

These two photos, taken in the early afternoon, show the view from the Cuina del Moro viewpoint on Mallorca's Cap de Formentor.

At this time of day the angle of the sun accentuates the colour of water which, with the help of a polarising filter, I used to make the rocky promontories stand out against the blue background.

Visit the Formentor, Mallorca #3 and Formentor, Mallorca #4 photo pages to read more.

26th January 2015

Albercuix watchtower on the Formentor peninsula, Mallorca

Here's a second view of the Albercuix watchtower on Mallorca's Cap de Formentor.

This time it's the varied foreground that provides the added interest, together with the sinusiodal shape of the montain tops.

To read more, visit the Formentor, Mallorca #2 photo page.

23rd January 2015

Lookout tower and cirrus cloud on the Formentor peninsula, Mallorca

On my first visit to the Cap de Formentor, on the northwest corner of Mallorca, my jaw was on my chin as I stood at the viewpoint and looked around.

This is just one of the many views I saw and photographed there, with all too rare clouds being the main draw in this image.

Visit the Formentor, Mallorca #1 photo page to read more.

22nd January 2015

Solitary yacht, moored at sa Colabra, Mallorca

Looking at this photo of a yacht moored at sa Colabra on the coast of Mallorca conjures an image in my mind of a relaxed evening on holiday, strolling gently along a beach watching the sun set and snapping the odd photo.

However, my actual recollection of taking this photograph isn't like that at all!

To find out why, visit the Moored Yacht, Mallorca #2 photo page to read more.

21st January 2015

Solitary yacht, moored at Cala Tuent, Mallorca

This simple photo of a moored yacht could have been taken anywhere in the world.

In fact the yacht was just off the coast of Mallorca when I photographed it, but in this case the location doesn't matter.

It's the effect on the viewer's imagination that's the purpose of this image.

To read more, visit the Moored Yacht, Mallorca #1 photo page.

20th January 2015

Beach hut at Cala Tuent, Mallorca

Here's another view of Cala Tuent on the lovely island of Mallorca, this time looking back from the beach to the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.

Visit the Cala Tuent, Mallorca #2 photo page to read more.

19th January 2015

Tree covered headland at Cala Tuent, Mallorca

Mallorca is such a diverse island, and it's too easy to imagine it's just a collection of crowded beaches and night clubs.

Prepare to do some exploring and you can end up in a beautiful secluded bay such as Cala Tuent, featured here.

Visit the Cala Tuent, Mallorca #1 photo page to read more.

16th January 2015

Mallorca mountains from Puerto Pollensa

Another view of Mallorca from the sea for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com.

This is the view from out in the Badia de Pollença, looking towards the mountains.

But why did I include the front of the boat in the image?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia, Pollenca #2 photo page to read more.

15th January 2015

El Maressar Lighthouse at Porto Pollenca, Mallorca

A holiday on Mallorca wouldn't be complete without a boat trip, as you get to see such beautiful sights from a different perspective than when on land, such as the lovely El Maressa lighthouse just outside Puerto Pollensa.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia, Pollenca #1 photo page to read more.

14th January 2015

Bunting in Old Alcudia, Mallorca

Photographing in the midday sun isn't usually recommended, but in some situations it works very well.

This is a street scene in Old Alcudia, with the sunlit bunting making the image work.

Visit the Alcudia, Mallorca #6 photo page to read more.

13th January 2015

Swimming pool at night, Diamond Resorts, Alcudia, Mallorca

A swimming pool wouldn't be high on my list of photographic 'go to' places, but the night time aspect of the pool where were were staying in Alcudia, Mallorca, was just too nice to resist.

Plus of course, I could just wander out of our apartment and shoot to my heart's content.

Visit the Alcudia, Mallorca #5 photo page to read more.

12th January 2015

Old Alcudia rooftops at night, Mallorca

It's funny how a scene can look completely different at night than during the day.

This is the town of Old Alcudia, Mallorca, viewed from its city walls, and what would be quite a drab view in daylight has been transformed into something quite intriguing under the light of the moon.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia, Mallorca #4 photo page to read more.

9th January 2015

Old Alcudia town square at night, Mallorca

This is the old town of Alcudia on the northern coast of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.

The main square, pictured here at night, had a warmth and charm that was delightful to experience.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia, Mallorca #3 photo page to read more.

8th January 2015

Holiday makers on a jetty at sunrise, Alcudia Bay, Mallorca Two tourists photographing each other on a jetty at sunrise, Alcudia Bay, Mallorca

Today we're starting a series of images from a place I'd never been to before - the Spanish island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean sea.

Famed as a 'party' island, I was blown away by the natural beauty of the more unspoilt parts, and, of course, I took a good number of photos during our two week holiday there last summer.

We're starting off on the beach in Alcudia Bay - quite a tourist hot-spot - but not at the hour I was there!

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Alcudia, Mallorca #1 and Alcudia, Mallorca #2 photo pages to read more.

7th January 2015

Wool shop at Moelfre, Anglesey, North Wales

Following the Anglesey Coastal Path around a little way from Red Wharf Bay, the scene of yesterday's photo, will take you to the charming village of Moelfre.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Moelfre #1 photo page to read more.

6th January 2015

Decaying mooring post on the beach at Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

Still on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey for today's image here at goHOWiE.com, this time at Red Wharf Bay on the eastern side of the island.

The coast of Anglesey must be one of the most scenic and varied in the world, and all of it is accessible via the 125 mile long coastal path.

Visit the Red Wharf Bay Post #1 photo page to read more.

5th January 2015

South Stack lighthouse at sunset, Anglesey, Wales

Lighthouses - I just can't leave them alone!

Mind you, when you have access to such beautiful coastal scenery as South Stack, on the Isle of Anglesey, can you blame me?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the South Stack Lighthouse #3 photo page to read more.

2nd January 2015

Tryfan with the A5 historical trunk road running alongside. Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A Happy New Year to all!

Do you have a favourite road?

Weird question, but I have a few that I always enjoying driving along and need very little prompting to divert onto.

One such is Thomas Telford's amazing A5 as it passes throught the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, and with views like this on offer from the side of the road, do you blame me?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Tryfan #6 photo page to read more.