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17th April 2015

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

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.

30th December 2014

Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Just grabbing a few minutes in-between grand children to upload this view of the lovely Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

It's amazing how much you think you'll get done with a week off work, and how the time to do it seems to evaporate before your eyes!

Anyhow, a click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Llyn Mymbyr #8 photo page to read more.

26th December 2014

Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales

Well, I hope you had a really great Christmas day. Liz and I certainly did, and I'm just sitting here in the quiet on Boxing Day indulging myself in a little photographic enjoyment, courtesy of beautiful North Wales.

Shot on the same afternoon as Llanddwyn #1, presented below, this again is the watchtower at the tip of Llanddwyn Island on Anglesey, shown just at the point of sunset.

What an amazing place we live in!

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

24th December 2014

Cross and watchtower on Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llandwyn), Anglesey, North Wales

This may well be the last image posted here at goHOWiE.com this year, so I've indulged myself with a photo of one of my favourite places (I seem to have a lot of those, don't I?).

This is Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) on the south-western tip of Anglesy on the North Wales coast, pictured just before sunset.

It's a fair old slog through the sand of Newborough beach to get here, but well worth the effort.

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

And, of course, a Happy and Blessed Christmas and New Year to all my friends, both known and unknown to me, who keep on visiting the site.

23rd December 2014

Cottage on the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

This is the last image I'm presenting here at goHOWiE.com from a lovely summer's afternoon on the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula.

I was amazed at how many photo opportunities this short stretch of beach presented, but of all the photos i took that day, this cottage proved to be the most technically challenging.

Find out why by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llanbedrog Cottage #1 photo page.

22nd December 2014

Row of colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

As I'm sat here by my computer in mid-December, watching the grey clouds and rain roll by out of my window, it's a real treat to be able to look back at images of warm sunshine and happy days spent on the beach.

Give me a row of beach huts to photograph and I'm happy as a pig in muck (as they say).

These lovely examples were lined up on the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, and it cheers me up just to look at them.

I hope you find the same.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llanbedrog Beach Hut #1 photo page to read more.

19th December 2014

Yacht on the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

The welsh coast is certainly fertile ground for an outdoor photographer, and the day I spent in the company of my children and grandchildren on the beach at Llanbedrog definately didn't disappoint.

And it wasn't just the natural scenery that caught my eye on that day, as this striking image of a yacht in a blaze of colour testifies.

As usual, click on thumbnail or link to go to the Yacht and Beach #2 photo page to read more.

18th December 2014

View from the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Here's another view from the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, this time looking across Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia.

But why convert a lovely colourful beach scene to monochrome?

Click on thumbnail or link to go to the Llanbedrog Beach #2 photo page to read more.

17th December 2014

A solitary cumulus cloud over the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

The sun doesn't often shine on the welsh coast, but when it does it's absolutely gorgeous.

This the beach at Llanbedrog on the Llyn Peninsula on such a lovely sunny afternoon, with just a solitary cumulus cloud to add a bit of interest to the sky.

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

16th December 2014

Time lapse video of a sunset with clouds, filmed from Caernarfon, North Wales

I seem to have developed an obsession with shooting time lapse sequences of sunsets, as here's yet another one, filmed from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast, to add to my collection.

Why do I do it? Well, I find that the more I practise the better I get, as a look back to my earlier attempts will show, but that's not the only reason.

I just love sharing the beauties of God's creation that I see all around me every day, and a glorious sunset is like the cherry on that particular cake.

To see the video, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset Timelapse #15 page, or you can check it out in my Vimeo gallery by following the link from the main menu above.

15th December 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk over the Menai Straits, North Wales

Following on from Friday's time lapse video, shot at dawn (unfortunate turn of phrase!) at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, today's offering here at goHOWiE.com is another time lapse sequence, filmed at the end of the same day, still on Anglesey but this time looking southwest along the Menai Straits and showing a wonderful display of light and shadow as the sun was setting behind a bank of broken cloud.

I'm so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and I really enjoy sharing what I see with others.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset over the Menai Straits page to watch the video and read about the making of it.

12th December 2014

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide on a stormy winter morning at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Here's another of my favourite North Wales coast beauty spots, Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey.

I normally visit here when the weather's calm, so shooting this stormy mid-winter time lapse of the incoming tide was a fresh experience for me (very fresh in fact!)

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Incoming tide at Penmon Point page to watch the video and read a bit more about the making of it.

11th December 2014

Groynes on Abersoch beach, North Wales

Another day, another photo of groynes on the North Wales coast.

I just can't resist photographing these iconic pieces of welsh seaside architecture, and this example is to be found on the beach at Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Groynes #15 photo page to read more.

10th December 2014

Decaying groynes at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

I'm so blessed to be living in North Wales, just a short drive away from forests, waterfalls, mountains and, of course, the coast.

As a photographer I'm really spoilt for choice with so many photogenic and historic seaside locations to choose from.

These decaying groynes are on the beach at Llanfairfechan, picked out beautifully in the late afternoon sun.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Groynes #14 photo page to read more.

5th December 2014

Blue paddling pool on Llandudno promenade with the Little Orme in the background, North Wales coast

One of the nice things about photography as a hobby is that it trains you to look beyond the usual.

I've walked past and photographed this paddling pool on the promenade at Llandudno many, many times, and I'm still finding different compositions to picture it from.

A click on the link or thumbnail will take you to the Blue Pool #3 photo page to discover more.

4th December 2014

Orange and yellow gerbera flower

The gerbera is one of the most photogenic flowers around, so I make no apology for having photographed this prime example as it sat in a vase in my conservatory.

Just looking at this riot of colour cheers me up on this cold winter's day.

Just click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Gerbera #2 photo page to read more.

3rd December 2014

Purple flower, possibly a Delphinium

Here at goHOWie.com you'll find images and videos from all around the world, but quite often you can find beautiful stuff to photograph without even stepping through your front door.

At least, that's what I found one rainy weekend with nothing more than a vase of flowers and a sheet of paper.

To read more, and see a larger version of this image, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Purple Flower #1 photo page.

1st December 2014

Time lapse video showing sunset and twilight over the headland of Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast as viewed from the West Shore at LLandudno

With its combination of dramatic geology, big skies and unpredicable weather, the North Wales coastal strip is definately a 'go to' place for photography.

This time lapse video shows a great sunset over the headland at Penmaenmawr, followed by a lovely twilight light show.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Sunset Timelapse #14 page to watch the video and read more.

28th November 2014

Old fence, with the mountains of Snowdonia in the background, North Wales

Show me a fence like this one and I'll know I'm in the hills of North Wales.

It's funny how the impact of agriculture on the landscape is so localised. It's almost like the landscape has developed an accent, dictated by the uses to which it's put.

I photographed this particular example by the side of the road in the Snowdonia National Park on a rare sunny afternoon.

To read more, ans see a larger version of this image, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fence and Mountains #1 photo page.

26th November 2014

Tidal pool at dusk on Llanfairfechan beach, Wales Tidal pool run off at dusk on Llanfairfechan beach, Wales Tidal pool and Puffin Island at dusk from Llanfairfechan beach, Wales

We've moved to the North Wales coast for today's trio of images, all taken from the beach at Llanfairfechan on the same beautiful evening, but each with a different story to tell.

Click on the thumbnails to go to the Llanfairfechan Beach #1, Llanfairfechan Beach #2 and Llanfairfechan Beach #3 photo pages to read more.

25th November 2014

Moored rowing boat at Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Still on the shores of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia for today's image here at goHOWiE.com.

This is an area of North Wales that's so rich in visual treats I don't think I'll ever tire of coming here to relax and photograph (but not necessarily at the same time!)

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Llyn Padarn boat #1 photo page to read more.

24th November 2014

Dolbadarn Castle and Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, Snowdonia, Wales

Honestly, where in the world would you rather be on a crisp late summer afternoon than the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales!

This photo shows the impressively situated ruins of Dolbadarn Castle as they overlook Llyn Padarn on just such an afternoon.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dolbadarn Castle #1 photo page to read more.

21st November 2014

Menai Straits shoreline at Bangor, North Wales

Here's another North Wales gem, the seaside town of Bangor.

But perhaps not pictured here from the usual angle.

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

20th November 2014

River Conwy at Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales Banks of the river Conwy at Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales

Two more photos taken during Liz and my visit to Fairy Glen, just outside Betws-y-Coed, this time showing details of the river and beautifully sculpted riverbank

Click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Fairy Glen #2 and Fairy Glen #3 photo pages to read more.

19th November 2014

Fairy Glen, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Wales

This is the wonderful Fairy Glen, just outside Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, a true hidden gem of a place, hard to find, but well worth the effort.

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

17th November 2014

A worked slate face at the disused Dinorwig quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

There's beauty to be found in some of the most unlikely places.

This slate face, just catching the late afternoon sun at the disused Dinorwig quarry in Snowdonia, is a case in point, with lines shapes and textures all combining to give a very pleasing visual effect.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Dinorwig Slate #2 photo page to read more.

14th November 2014

Pile of slate spoil at the disused Dinorwig slate quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

Who would have thought a pile of slate spoil could be so lovely?

The subtle colours of the slate at the disused Dinorwig quarry in Snowdonia were such a visual treat I couldn't help but photograph them.

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

13th November 2014

Disused Dinorwig slate quarry, Snowdonia, Wales

A most surreal place.

This photo shows just a small part of the enormous abandoned slate quarry at Dinorwig, which my wife Liz and I spent a rare sunny afternoon exploring last summer.

It was so weird, I just didn't know where to point my camera next.

This image is one of the more 'normal' views that I photographed that visit.

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

12th November 2014

Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia, Wales

Phew, fianlly back in the UK after our French exploits, with this view of the Nant Ffrancon valley under dramatic lighting from one of my favourite go to places in the Snowdonia National Park.

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

11th November 2014

Chalk cliffs at Yport, Normandy, France

This image of chalk cliffs is the final offering from the charming French seaside town of Yport, and the final photo in this series from Liz and my tour around Normandy.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yport #3 photo page to see a larger version.

10th November 2014

The foreshore at Yport, Normandy, France

Here's another view of the charming seaside resort of Yport, on the Normandy coast, that Liz and I visited during our week long stay in northern France.

Definately a spot I'd make the effort to re-visit one day.

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

7th November 2014

Boats on the beach at Yport, Normandy, France

One of the revelations of Liz's and my trip to Normandy was the lovely seaside resort of Yport, which I'd never heard of before, but was certainly glad we made the effort to visit.

Although we nearly didn't even get out of the car!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Yport #1 photo page to find out why.

6th November 2014

Timber framed courtyard at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

Liz and I visited some charming an historic market towns during our stay in Normandy, and one of the prettiest was Pont de L'Arche.

With its ancient timber framed buildings and open air market, Pont de L'Arche was a real treat to walk around, admiring the architecture.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Pont de L'Arche #1 photo page to read more.

5th November 2014

Chateau Gaillard at dusk reflecting in the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy, France

Here's a second view of the lovely Chateau Gaillard, overlooking the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy.

Well worth an extra photo!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Les Andelys #2 photo page to read more.

4th November 2014

Chateau Gaillard at dusk reflecting in the river Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy, France

This is the beautifully situated Chateau Gaillard, perched above the small town of Les Andelys on the banks of the Seine as it meanders its way through the Normandy countryside.

Definately worth a second visit to see this view at dusk.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Les Andelys #1 photo page to read more.

3rd November 2014

Old window shutter hinge, with peeling blue paint, at Honfleur, Normandy

More dilapidated architectural detail from the back streets of Honfleur on the Normandy coast.

I'm sorry, but I just can't resist such beautiful colours and textures!

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

1st Novemberr 2014

Old door at Honfleur, Normandy

Wandering round the backstreets of Honfleur during Liz and my visit to this Normandy port, this slightly shabby door caught my eye, but why?

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

29th October 2014

Steps at the Vieux-Bassin at Honfleur, Normandy

OK, we're back in Normandy after the brief foray to warmer climes, and viewing one of the nicest places that Liz and I had the pleasure of visiting during our week long stay.

This is the port of Honfleur, on the banks of the Seine as it drains into the English Channel, and as quaint a spot as you could wish.

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

28th October 2014

Time lapse video showing a cumulus cloud cell over the Colwyn Bay wind farm, North Wales, viewed from Rhos-on-Sea

If, like me, you get bored with clear blue skies all day long then the North Wales coast is definately the place for you.

This time lapse video clip shows a magnificent cumulus cloud cell boiling over the Colwyn Bay wind farm, viewed from Rhos-on-Sea.

But I wish I'd started filming half an hour earlier!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Clouds Timelapse #2 page to watch the video and find out what I missed.

27th October 2014

Time lapse video showing the sunrise at Puerto Pollenca, Mallorca

The hour or so either side of sunrise must be my favourite time of the day, watching as light slowly creeps across the sky.

Of course, it helps to have somewhere nice to watch the sky from, and even better if it's not freezing cold either!

So taking the stills for this lovely dawn at Puerto Pollenca on the warm island of Mallorca was an absolute treat.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Pollenca Timelapse #1 page to watch the video and read a bit more about it.

24th October 2014

Time lapse video showing people watching the sunrise at Alcudia Bay, Mallorca

I'm taking a short break from the somewhat extensive tour of Normandy that we've been enjoying here at goHOWiE.com, in order to catch up on some recent time lapse videos I've been making.

The first is a sunrise, shot from the beach at Alcudia Bay on the warm and sunny island of Mallorca. A far cry from the rather damp and grey conditions I've been used to in Normandy.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Alcudia Timelapse #1 page to see the video.

23rd October 2014

Stream that runs through the famous gardens at Monet's estate in Giverny, Normandy, France

This is the last view of Giverny I'm going to post here at goHOWiE.com, and shows the river Epte, which runs alongside Monet's estate.

A lovely view in its own right, and a refreshingly natural scene after the carefully landscaped gardens.

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

22nd October 2014

Decaying poppy at Giverny, Normandy, France

In the midst of all the pristine blooms that Liz and I enjoyed during out tour of Monet's gardens at Giverny, Normandy, this decaying poppy flower stood out to me as both a thing of beauty, and a poignant reminder of the fragility of life.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Poppy #3 photo page to read more.

21st October 2014

Wild poppy at Giverny, Normandy, France

It's curious how certain types of flower are etched into our consciousness.

This is a Normandy poppy, photographed at Giverny, and I'll wager that most viewers will look at this and remember World War One and the bloodshed that occured in this now tranquil and beautiful part of the world.

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

20th October 2014

Pink wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France Blue wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France Close up pink wildflower at Giverny, Normandy, France

Of all the beautiful sights Liz and I enjoyed during our visit to Giverny, Normandy, the wildflower meadow behind the Musée des Impressionnismes was what gave us the most pleasure.

Here are just three images from that lovely spot.

As usual, click on the links or thumbnails to go to the Pink Flower #1, Blue Flower #1 and Pink Flower #2photo pages to read more.

17th October 2014

The famous gardens at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

Photographing in Monet's famous gardens at Giverny, Normandy, it's difficult to avoid plagarising his impressionist works, painted here over a century ago.

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

16th October 2014

Derelict row boats in the water gardens at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

Wandering round Claude Monet's estate at Giverny, Normandy we came across many visual delights, not least of which were these two derelict rowing boats.

But could there be more here than meets the eye?

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Water Gardens #2 photo page to read more.

15th October 2014

The famous water gardens and Japanese bridge at Monet's house in Giverny, Normandy, France

No stay in Normandy would be complete without a visit to the village of Giverny and the estate of Claude Monet, especially if you're interested in art and photography that is.

The only problem in taking photos of the beautiful scenery are the huge numbers of other tourists, all trying to do the same thing!

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Giverny Water Gardens #1 photo page to read more.

14th October 2014

A No Parking and Mad Dog sign in French at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

When visiting a new town, do you stick to the well trodden tourist areas, or, like me, do you go wandering the back streets?

There are some interesting and eminently photographable things to be found off the beaten track, such as this curious juxtaposition of signage, found in an alleyway at Pont de L'Arche in Normandy.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the No Parking Sign #1 photo page to read more.

10th October 2014

The river Seine at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

A beautiful afternoon by the river Seine at Pont de L'Arche in Normandy.

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

6th October 2014

Plastic clothes dummies in the market at Pont de L'Arche, Normandy, France

Kind of spooky eh?

While Liz was admiring handbags in the market at Pont de L'Arche, I was on the lookout for unusual things to photograph.

I think this is a result on that score!

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

2nd October 2014

World war two concrete fortifications and modern wind turbine at Fecamp, Normandy, France

There's sort of an 'ancient and modern' theme in today's photo, showing a world war two concrete bunker set against a modern wind turbine, both to be found on the cliffs of Cap Fagnet on the Normandy coast.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fecamp - Normandy #2 photo page to read more.

1st October 2014

Chalk cliffs and wind turbines at Fecamp, Normandy, France

You might be forgiven for thinking you're back in Blighty, looking at the White Cliffs of Dover, for today's photo here at goHOWiE.com, but you're not.

Click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Fecamp - Normandy #1 photo page to find out where Liz and I really were on that sunny afternoon.

30th September 2014

Abstract mosaic at Evreux, Normandy, France Ceramic face mosaic at Evreux, Normandy, France

Wouldn't it be great to have fantastic sunlight every day?

Well, maybe not.

While low sunlight is what you need for photographing the grand landscape, flat light is much better for photographing details, such as these two examples of mosaic art that Liz and i found along the banks of the canal during a stroll around the Normandy town of Evreux.

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

29th September 2014

L'Oiseau Blanc monument at Etretat, Normandy, France

Finding this striking monument on the headland above Etretat, on the Normandy coast, was somewhat of a suprise for Liz and myself, and I was glad of a beautiful sunset to photograph it against.

But what does it commemorate?

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

26th September 2014

Small yachts on the beach at Etretat, Normandy, France

Yesterday's photo of Etretat, on the Normandy coast, was taken under decent light, but today's image was taken during Liz's and my first visit to the resort, under leaden grey skies and drizzle.

Good photo opportunities were few and far between, so I was glad of this line of yachts drawn up on the beach.

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Etretat, Normandy #1 photo page to read more.

25th September 2014

Panoramic image of Etretat, Normandy, France

Continuing our mini tour around the beauty spots of Normandy (well, a few of them anyway) Liz and I on the cliffs overlooking the sleepy seaside town of Etretat.

This image is from our second visit, the first being under heavy clouds and a flat grey drizzle.

Etretat was just too lovely to not see it under decent light.

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

24th September 2014

Le Manoir des Deux Amants, reflecting in the Seine at Connelles, Normandy, France

Compared with yesterday's image, showing the chateau Moulin de Connelles reflecting in the river Seine at Connelles, Normandy, this is the view 180 degrees in the opposite direction.

All I had to do was rotate the tripod head and adjust the exposure slightly to capture this view of our hotel, Le Manoir des Deux Amants.

The ducks were an unexpected bonus!

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

23rd September 2014

A small chateau, Moulin de Connelles, reflecting in the Seine at Connelles, Normandy, France

A few minutes of late afternoon sun allowed me to take this picture of the Moulin de Connelles, reflecting in the river Seine at Connelles in Normandy, France, during our stay in this enigmatic place.

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

22nd September 2014

Nave and statue in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

This image of a nave with statues is the last from Evreux cathedral in Normandy, taken during an hour spent wandering around inside while avoiding the rain outside.

Of course, I took many more photos than the four shown in this and the previous three entries, but enough is enough and next time we'll be moving on to an outdoor Normandy location.

Read more about this image by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Nave #1 page.

19th September 2014

Artifacts in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

This image, taken in a dimly lit alcove in Evreux catherdral, Normandy, pushed my photo taking and post-processing skills to the max.

Read more by clicking on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Detail #1 photo page.

18th September 2014

Ceiling detail in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

Today's photo is another detail from the inside of the cathedral at Evreux in Normandy, in which Liz and I spent a pleasant hour sheltering from the rain and admiring the architecture.

I find it always pays to look up when in a cathedral!

As usual, click on the link or thumbnail to go to the Church Ceiling #1 photo page to read more.

17th September 2014

Stone arch and red curtain in Evreux cathedral, Normandy, France

Today sees the start of a new series of photos here at goHOWiE.com, taken earlier this year during a week long stay in Normandy, France.

Apart from half an hour's weak sunshine at the start of the week, it was grey skies throughout.

Just as well there's so much interesting architecture around to be photographed, such as these details inside the cathedral at Evreux.

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

15th September 2014

Time lapse video showing the tide coming in at Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales

Whew! Just got back from a two week break in Mallorca.

Lovely place and we'll be going back, but one thing it doesn't have is a meaningful tide.

Not so on the good old North Wales coast, where tidal ranges of five to eight metres are the norm, as can be seen in this short time lapse video of the incoming tide at Rhos-on-Sea.

Click on the link to go to the Rhos-on-Sea Timelapse #2 page to see the video and read a bit more about the making of it.