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18th October 2017

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds catching the light of the setting sun over the North Wales coast at Llandudno

A beautiful display of twilight colours in the clouds over the North Wales coast at Llandudno are captured in this time lapse video, which I nearly didn't bother shooting.

Click on the thumbnail to read more and watch the video.


17th October 2017

Red sun and clouds over North Wales caused by hurricane Ophelia in October 2017 Time lapse video showing the red sun and clouds over North Wales caused by hurricane Ophelia in October 2017 Video showing the red sun and clouds over North Wales caused by hurricane Ophelia in October 2017

October 16th 2017 and the skies above North Wales were lit by a blood red sun as hurricane Ophelia made its presence known with some amazing atmospheric displays.

I took full advantage of the hour long show, taking hundreds of still images for a time lapse sequence, together with some real time video of glowing clouds passing over the red face of the sun.

Click on the thumbnails to view a still image, time lapse and real time videos.


16th October 2017

The Aposelemi Reservoir, Crete Rugged landscape near Kera on the Mediterranean island of Crete

Driving the narrow mountain roads around the interior of Crete was certainly an experience, but well worth the effort and petrol with beautiful views like these on offer, seemingly around every bend.

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13th October 2017

Panoramic view of the harbour on the island of Spinalonga on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea Panoramic view of the island of Spinalonga on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea

One of the most interesting places that Liz and I visited during our two week stay on the Mediterranean island of Crete was the little island of Spinalonga, just off Crete's northeastern coast.

These two panoramic images both feature Spinalonga, one captured while visiting the island itself, and the other while driving the spectacular mountain roads high above this stretch of coast.

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12th October 2017

Panoramic view of Mirabello Bay on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea Panoramic view of the island of Spinalonga and surrounding coastline on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea

In terms of spectacular scenery, Liz and I found the whole of Mirabello Bay on the northeastern coast of Crete to be somewhere very special, and we spent a lot of our two week holiday driving around its margins, sightseeing and photographing.

Here are two panoramic collages taken from opposite sides of the bay, one near the town of Sitia to the south and one by the island of Spinalonga in the north.

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11th October 2017

Panoramic view of Milatos and the surrounding countryside on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea Panoramic view of Mochlos on the north coast of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea

One of the nicest aspects of the holiday that Liz and I enjoyed on the Mediterranean island of Crete earlier this year was finding relatively unspoilt seaside villages to explore and cool off in.

Two of our favourite places are shown here as panoramic collages, Milatos and Mochlos on the northeastern coast of the island.

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10th October 2017

Panoramic view of the Lasithi Plateau near Kastelli in central Crete Panoramic view of the mountainous landscape of central Crete, as viewed from the Homo Sapiens Museum near Kera

Liz and I were blown away by the variety and majesty of the scenery on offer during our two week stay on the island of Crete in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Here are just two examples of the landscapes of central Crete, just a few miles inland from the north coast, but a world away from the tourist beaches that people usually think of when Crete is mentioned.

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9th October 2017

Panoramic view over the village of Kalamafka of the island of Crete

During this grey and wet weekend in North Wales I cheered myself up by working on some of my images from the trip Liz and I took to Crete a few weeks ago, fondly remembering basking in the heat and sunshine.

Well the tan's rapidly fading now, but the photos I took will last a lot longer.

This panoramic collage shows the view over the picturesque village of Kalamafka, in the relatively untouched region of central Crete, on a lovely sunny afternoon.

Click on the image to read more and see a higher resolution picture.


6th October 2017

Time lapse video showing sunbeams shining through clouds at sunset over the North Wales coast at Llandudno Time lapse video showing colourful clouds at sunset over the North Wales coast at Llandudno

These two time lapse videos were both shot from the same place, on the same evening, either side of sunset and show just how quickly conditions can change on the North Wales coast.

Just click on the thumbnails to watch the videos and read a bit more.


5th October 2017

Time lapse video showing clouds at night over the lighthouse at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

A brief interlude from the blue skies, warmth and sunshine of Crete, back to the cold, dark, wet, cloudy and beautiful, coastline of North Wales at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey.

This time lapse video of clouds at dusk streaming over the iconic Penmon Point lighthouse was supposed to be of something else entirely.

A click on the thumbnail will take you to the video page to watch the clip and find out what should have happened!


4th October 2017

Time lapse video showing the sunset over the mountains of central Crete

This is the final time lapse video from our two week stay on the beautiful island of Crete.

Again, it was the quality of light at sunset that attracted me to this view.

A click on the thumbnail will take you to the video page to watch the clip are read a bit more about it.


3rd October 2017

Time lapse video showing the sunset and twilight from Milatos on the northern coast of Crete Time lapse video showing the sunset with clouds from Milatos on the northern coast of Crete

Two more sunset time lapse videos from beautiful Crete today here at goHOWiE.com, both shot at the small seaside village of Milatos on the northeastern coast but on different days and under very different weather conditions.

Just click on the thumbnails to watch the videos and read a bit more.


2nd October 2017

Time lapse video showing the sunset and twilight over Mirabello Bay on the coast of Crete

One of the loveliest locations Liz and I found during our two weeks on the Mediterranean island of Crete was Mirabello Bay, featured in this time lapse video of the sunset, followed by stunning twilight colours and the onset of night as the lights of the towns around the bay take over from the natural light of day.

As usual, a click on the thumbnail will take you to the video page to watch the clip are read a bit more about it.


29th September 2017

Time lapse video showing the dusk over the coast of Crete at Agios Nikolaos

The north coast of Crete is quite built up and touristic, but there are still some lovely views to be seen, such as this overlook from the road between Elounda and Agios Nikolaos.

Captured as a time lapse video as dusk falls over the coastal town, this is a lovely blend of light, colour and scenery, and Liz and I certainly enjoyed the hour or so spent by the side of the road while filming.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video are read a bit more.

And don't forget that almost all of my videos are available for commercial licensing from my stock agencies Pond5 and Videoblocks.


28th September 2017

Time lapse video showing the sunset and twilight over the eastern Mediterranean Sea from Matala on the coast of Crete

One aspect of our recent holiday in Crete that really stood out was the amazing quality of light and colour in the skies just after sunset.

So of course I took full advantage with a series of time lapse videos, of which this is the first, filmed from the beach at Matala on the south coast of the island.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video are read a bit more.


27th September 2017

Time lapse video showing the milky way moving over the mountainous landscape of Crete at night Time lapse video showing the milky way and clouds moving over the mountainous landscape of Crete at night

I wasn't going to let the opportunity of making a time lapse video of the milky way galactic centre pass me by while on holiday in Crete, the southernmost place in Europe and a great place to view this beautiful phenomenon from.

But I had mixed fortunes, with one session working well and the other not so much due to technical issues of my own making.

To find out what happened and to watch the videos, just click on the thumbnails.


26th September 2017

Time lapse video showing showing cumulus clouds blowing over the mountainous landscape of Crete

The first in a new series of time lapse videos, shot while on holiday on the beautiful island of Crete in the Aegean Sea.

Clouds were few and far between during the two weeks Liz and I spent there, so I took full advantage of these lovely cumulus clouds as they drifted over the rugged Cretan landscape.

As usual, a click on the thumbnail will take you to watch the video are read a bit more about it.


25th September 2017

The Glyderau mountain range and stream. Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Phew! Just got back from a couple of weeks' exploring and photographing in Crete, but before I get completely buried in Lightroom and Photoshop here is an image of some beautiful scenery much closer to home, the Glyderau mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

It's great to visit new places, but what a blessing to be able to come back home to landscapse like this!

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7th September 2017

Time lapse video of a thin crescent moon setting behind broken cloud, as seen from the West Shore at Llandudno

This is the last of a series of time lapse videos that I've been shooting and compiling around Snowdonia and the North Wales coast over the past three weeks, this time featuring the new crescent moon setting behind broken clouds.

Shooting and processing time lapse is a time and computer memory consumeing process, but one that I find very engaging.

Still, it will be nice to get back to creating a few 'ordinary' still images for a bit!

As usual, a click on the thumbnail will take you to watch the video are read a bit more about it.


6th September 2017

Time lapse video of clouds and sun over Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video of clouds and sun over the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

These two time lapse videos, showing beautiful scenery from the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, were filmed withing a quarter of a mile of each other around Llyn Ogwen and the Nant Ffrancon valley on the same summer's afternoon.

Snowdonia is just crammed end to end with stunning views, especially when the weather is as nice as this.

Just click on the thumbnails to watch the videos are read a bit more about them.


5th September 2017

Time lapse video of a small river and old bridge just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Video of the small river Afon Lledr with bridge and waterfall just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video of a small river and waterfall just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video of a small river and waterfall just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

While touring around my favourite haunts in the Snowdonia National Park I decided on a whim to stop at a spot I know on the small river Afon Lledr, just outside Betws-y-coed.

Well to cut a long story short, what was supposed to have been a few minutes' looksee turned into an hour and a half's worth of shooting time lapse and video while perched on a rock in the middle of the flow.

You can watch the outcome of my endeavours by clicking on the thumbnail images, and read a bit more about the making of these videos as well.

And don't forget that almost all of my videos are available for commercial licensing from my stock agencies Pond5 and Videoblocks.


4th September 2017

Time lapse video of clouds and sunlight over Gwydir Forest Park with mountains in the background just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A lovely place on a lovely day.

This is the Gwydir Forest Park, just outside Betws-y-coed in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, captured in a time lapse video of sunlight and shadow.

Click on the image to go to the video page, watch the film and read more.


1st September 2017

Time lapse video showing the tide coming in at dusk on the North Wales coast at Conwy Morfa, as seen from above on the Sychnant Pass Time lapse video showing the tide going out at night at Porth Dafarch, Anglesey on the North Wales coast with clouds and stars

Two more time lapse videos today here at goHOWiE.com, each featuring the tide on the North Wales coast.

One of these videos went according to plan, but the orther didn't.

Find out more by clicking on the thumbnail images.


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