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Having explored the beauties of Mallorca for the past few weeks here at goHOWiE.com, we're now shooting halfway around the world and up several thousand feet (or a few thousand metres) to take a look at the Rocky Mountains, in Colorado, U.S.A.
Over a two week period spent in the Rockies I took ~13,500 photos, most of which were in the form of time lapse stills, and here is the first of those time lapse videos, shot a couple of nights into Liz's and my holiday, while we were still on UK time in our heads, and wide awake in the early hours of the morning.
The video shows the milky way arching through the night sky, and you can watch the film and read more about the making of it by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Rocky Mountain Stars Time Lapse #1 page.
Here's the final photo that I'm presenting here at goHOWiE.com from Liz's and my recent trip to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
My favourite memory from the island is driving on the crazy but wonderful roads that snake and twist through the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains.
So it's most fitting that I should end our photographic excursion with an image of the famous 'slipknot', found on the MA-2141 as it makes its tortuous way down to the seaside resort of sa Calobra.
As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sierra de Tramuntana, Mallorca #7 photo page to read more.
Two more images from the seaside resort of Santanyi, Mallorca here today at goHOWiE.com, this time of a restored watch tower high on the cliffs above the village.
Santayi proved to be a fascinating place, with visual treats hidden away in the mosst unlikely places.
For instance, this tower was at the end of a residential street which Liz and I found purely by chance.
A visit to the seaside resort of Santanyi, on the south eastern corner of Mallorca, wouldn't be complete without a photographic expedition to the iconic sea arch.
But it was a lot harder to find than I imagined.
Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Santanyi Sea Arch, Mallorca #1 photo page to read more.
One of the more pleasant suprises Liz and I enjoyed during our ten day break on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca was a visit to the seaside resort of Santanyi.
I was expecting a crass, over developed tourist trap, but what we found was something else entirely.
A lovely end to a lovely day spent in the Snowdonia National Park, filmed from the end of Llyn Padarn by Llanberis.
As well as watching entranced as the light faded from the landscape, I had an additional treat in the form of a chat with local photographer Kris Williams who happened by as I was shooting.
Find out more by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llyn Padarn Timelapse #3 page to watch the videos and read more about Kris's work.
Here's two images from different seaside towns on Mallorca, both having something in common.
What they have in common is the amount of stuff I had to exclude from the compositions in order to bring coherent meaning to the final images.
Less definitely is more in these cases.
Wow! Just got back from an amazing two weeks in the Rocky Mountains, hence the pause in posting new images here at goHOWiE.com.
And this highlights a problem, in that I'm generating new materials, images, videos and such, much faster than I'm able to process the files, and very much faster than I'm able to place images, plus a little write up, on line.
In fact, I reckon I'm now about nine months behind overall, so those Rocky Mountain pictures may appear next summer sometime!
In the meantime, I'm busy finishing off my chosen images from our trip to Mallorca, and here are three from the seaside resort of Sant Elm, on the south western tip of the island.
sa Colabra, on the west coast of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, has been pretty much built as a tourist trap, and, for me, lacks any charm or atmosphere.
So why did Liz and I go back there twice?
Well one thing this pace has got in spades is geology, specifically karst limestone which has been eroded into fantastic shapes and textures by the passage of water through the rock.
So here's three examples of what makes sa Colabra so appealing to us - the limestone.
You need nerves of steel to get there, driving down the narrowest, windiest road I've ever come across, but the lovely Port de Valldemossa is well worth a few clenched buttock moments to get to.
Liz and I really enjoyed the afternoon we spent there, but we only made the one visit!
Here's two more time lapse videos from beautiful North Wales, this time featuring the transition from day to night, and night to day.
But I got a little more than i bargained for in one of them.
I'm taking a little break from photos of the endless sunny skies of Mallorca in order to present some good old North Wales weather in the form of these two time lapse video sequences showing different types of clouds.
It's nice to go away on holiday where it's warm and sunny all the time, but it's even nicer to back home to the unpredictability of our weather systems.
At least you don't get bored!
Three more images from Liz's and my favourite spot on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Port de Soller.
If anyone asks me for a recommendation for the nicest place to stay or visit on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, I would tell them 'Port de Soller'.
Port de Soller rapidly became Liz's and my go to location during our last stay on the island, so naturally, I have plaenty of photos of this lovely place, of which I'll share the best here at goHOWiE.com.
Today's two images from Liz's and my holiday in Mallorca were both taken from the side of the MA-10 road that runs down the west coast of the island.
One view I found slightly disappointing, the other, not so.
No matter where I go, if there's a coastline then I'll look for lighthouses.
So I was very pleased to find these two lovely specimens during Liz's and my holiday on the lovely Mediterranean island of Mallorca.
These three images are a study in colour, with emerald green seas, deep blue skies and, in one instance, a vivid red flag.
Colours that are typical of a hot afternoon on a Mallorcan beach, but where were the people?
You can also see a video of the waves at Cala Molins, just click on the link and then hit your browser's 'BACK' button to return.