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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.

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11th April 2016

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

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

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8th April 2016

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

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

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

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7th April 2016

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

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

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

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

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6th April 2016

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

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

Note to self - I must get out more!

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5th April 2016

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

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

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4th April 2016

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

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

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

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

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1st April 2016

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

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

And who am I to argue?

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