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21st June 2016

Point of Ayr lighthouse and full moon, Talacre, North Wales coast

A dramatic full moon rises from behind the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre on the North Wales coast on this rare occasion when the horizon is relatively cloud free.

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17th June 2016

Colourful twilight sky over the West Shore and Great Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A beautiful twilight sky, as photographed from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast, close to midsummer.

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16th June 2016

Llandudno pier and the Little Orme under dramatic clouds on the North Wales coast Llandudno pier and the Little Orme under dramatic clouds on the North Wales coast

Continuing my experiments with my new Lee Filters Big Stopper 10 stop neutral density filter, and moving along the North Wales coast from Colwyn Bay for a couple of miles, I found myself overlooking the pier at Llandudno under quite dreary conditions.

But with a super long exposure the scene took on a completely different aspect.

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15th June 2016

Derelict pier on the beach at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Colwyn Bay under stormy skies on the North Wales coast

I've got a new toy, a Lee Filters Big Stopper 10 stop neutral density filter.

And I found a good opportunity to try it out one cloudy, wet evening on the North Wales coast.

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14th June 2016

Yachts moored on the calm waters of Llyn Tegid at Bala, North Wales

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't rain every day in North Wales, just most days.

Which makes those rare, cloud free days all the more precious.

I enjoyed such a morning driving back from an all night photo shoot at Cregennan Lakes, and couldn't resist the beauty of Llyn Tegid at Bala as I drove past.

Mind you, after just a few hours of clear blue skies I was hankering after some active weather again!

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13th June 2016

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island under stormy clouds, Anglesey, North Wales

A particularly dramatic, cold and windswept winter's morning at Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, yielded this image from hundreds taken for the production of my time lapse video showing the incoming tide at Penmon.

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10th June 2016

Cregennan Lakes and Cader Idris at sunrise, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cregennan Lakes with rock outcrop and trees, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cregennan Lakes shoreline with rock outcrop, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A final three images from my overnight shoot at the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park on show today.

Will I go back again to this wonderful place? Try and stop me!

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9th June 2016

Panoramic image overlooking Cregennan Lakes to the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, including Cader Idris, at sunrise, Wales

Today's offering here at goHOWiE.com is a panoramic image showing the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the south of the Snowdonia National Park, taken at the best time of day, just after sunrise, with Cader Idris glowing in the background.

A mere photo just can't fully convey what it's like to be in a place like this at the break of day - you just have to experience it for yourself!

As usual, click on the image to visit the photo page and read more.


8th June 2016

Time lapse video showing the incoming tide at sunset at the Point of Ayr lighthouse at Talacre, North Wales

Here's another North Wales beauty spot where interesting things happen - the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast.

On this occasion I caught the rising tide during a spectacular sunset, with a couple of hours of slow moving action compressed into just twenty seconds of time lapse video.

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7th June 2016

Time lapse video filmed overnight at Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, featuring the planet Mars and the Milky Way over Cader Idris

Following on from yesterday's still image of the milky way over the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, today we have the complete time lapse sequence that I filmed that night for you to enjoy.

Now where can I go next? There's just so much loveliness to choose from here in North Wales!

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6th June 2016

The milky way over Cregennan Lakes, with Cader Idris in the background, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

It's been a busy few days for me, taking advantage of a nice spell of weather to get out and about around Wales.

One of my more extreme ventures involved a night on the side of a mountain by the beautiful Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, watching and photographing as the milky way wheeled over Cader Idris.

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2nd June 2016

Time lapse video showing the transition from day to night overlooking Llandudno and the Little Orme on the North Wales coast, with streetlights and traffic light trails Llandudno Bay and the Little Orme at dusk with street lights, North Wales coast

I love it when a plan comes together!

And this time lapse video of day to night over Llandudno on the North Wales coast, with accompanying still image, was the result of a plan combined with a timely break in the weather.

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1st June 2016

The Nant Ffrancon valley under heavy clouds, looking towards the Glyderau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales The Nant Ffrancon valley with cumulus clouds, looking north towards the coast, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Two images today here at goHOWiE.com, both shot on the same day from opposite ends of the Nant Ffrancon valley in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, and both featuring the play of light and shadow over the landscape.

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31st May 2016

Time lapse video showing sunset and dusk with colourful clouds over the South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Sunset with colourful clouds over the South Stack lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

There are many beautiful places to photograph near my home in North Wales, but only a few have the jaw dropping splendour of the cliffs and lighthouse at South Stack on the Isle of Anglesey.

That's why you'll find so many images and videos taken in that stunning spot here at goHOWiE.com.

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27th May 2016

Sunset with clouds adjacent to the headland of Penmaenmawr as viewed from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Colourful clouds reflecting in the sea just after sunset at Deganwy on the North Wales coast The setting sun, partially obscured by a line of cloud next to the headland at Penmaenmawr, viewed from Deganwy on the North Wales coast

Three different images, all of the same subject matter, all showing the same bit of the North Wales coast at sunset, but each with its own unique mood.

Isn't it great that no two sunsets are ever the same?!

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26th May 2016

Time lapse video showing night falling as the tide comes in at the small harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast

Filmed only last Monday evening, this time lapse video shows the tide coming in and floating the small boats moored in the harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast as night falls over Colwyn Bay.

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25th May 2016

Night time image overlooking the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales showing a blanket of fog over Denbigh, stars, a faint milky way, and a colourful aurora over the Moel Y Parc television transmitter to the north

A rather unusal image today here at goHOWie.com.

This is one of the images I used to create my 'Night to Dawn #1' time lapse video, and although on first glance it seems like there's very little going on, with a more considered viewing you start to notice a few suprises!

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24th May 2016

Tidal pool and rocks on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset

I shoot a lot of time lapse video clips, comprising hundreds of RAW files taken in rapid sequence and then processed and strung together to make a moving sequence.

But in amongst those RAW files there are a few gems of individual frames that quite happily would stand alone as an image in their own right.

Here is one such, taken as part of my time lapse video showing the incoming tide at Church Bay, on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, and showing the sun setting over a partially filled tidal rock pool.

I'll now be trawling through my archives of RAW files from other time lapse shoots, searching for more hidden gems to present in the days to come.

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23rd May 2016

Time lapse video showing high altitude clouds passing over the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, UK Jetty on the West Kirby Marine Lake, Wirral, with striking cloud formations overhead

Today's offering here at goHOWiE.com comprises both a time lapse sequence and a still images featuring striking clouds over the Marine Lake at West Kirby on the Wirral.

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19th May 2016

Beach at Dinas Dinlle on the North Wales coast at sunset, with the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula in the background Sunset next to the Great Orme at the West Shore at Llandudno, North Wales coast

With lengthening days it's easier to get out after work, drive to the North Wales coast and watch a lovely sunset.

Here are two recent pictures taken at different places on the coast, both just before sunset.

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18th May 2016

Bluebells and trees, blurred by intentional camera movement, at Wepre Park, Connah's Quay, North Wales Three tree trunks in monochrome at Wepre Park, Connah's Quay, North Wales Trees in fresh spring foliage, Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

This time of year is definately the time to be out and about in the woodlands, with fresh spring leaves and flowers to admire and photograph.

Here are three woodland scenes from North Wales, each photographed and processed uniquely to bring out a different mood.

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17th May 2016

Time lapse video of the sun setting next to the Great Orme at the West Shore, Llandudno, on the North Wales coast

A delicately detailed sky at sunset was all the encouragement I needed to shoot this time lapse from the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

So Liz and I enjoyed a take away coffee while parked up watching the show as my Canon clicked away for half and hour or so till the light faded to dusk.

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16th May 2016

Llyn Gwynant and the side of Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A lovely view on a bright, sunny day out over Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, which was deceptively trick to photograph.

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13th May 2016

Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales coast Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales coast, with the Great Orme in the background Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan at twilight, North Wales coast

Staying with the coastal theme for a while longer here at goHOWiE.com.

These are three images from an impromptu photo shoot on the beach at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast.

When the light is as lovely as on this particular evening you just have to make the effort, don't you.

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12th May 2016

Tidal pool and rock on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset Rocks partially submerged by a rising tide on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset Tidal pool and rocks on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales, at sunset

Following on from yesterday's time lapse video of the incoming tide at Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, today we have three still images taken during the same visit.

When conditions are this lovely, you just have to make the most of the opportunity!

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11th May 2016

Time lapse video of the tide coming in around rocks at sunset at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

This weekend just gone we enjoyed a burst of warm, sunny weather here in North Wales, so of course, Liz and I got out and about, visitng the beautiful Isle of Angelsey.

At the end of the day we made our way to Church Bay on the west coast to watch the sun set over the Irish Sea.

The tide had just turned as we arrived, sweeping back up the rock and pool strewn beach.

The perfect situation for a time lapse, and what a lovely way to end a lovely day.

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10th May 2016

Photo showing the tiny planet Mercury superimposed on the face of the sun during its 2016 transit

Bang up to date for once here at goHOWiE, with this photo that I took yesterday of the transit of Mercury across the face of the sun.

The photo won't win any astronomy prizes, as even with a 400mm zoom lens the detail is tiny and hard to see. (Hence the arrow!)

But even so I'm really pleased to have captured anything at all.

Now how much is a big telescope with computerised tracking and a Canon camera mount?!

Click on the thumbnail to visit the photo page where you'll find higher resolution versions of this image and read a bit more about how I took it.


9th May 2016

Cregennan Lakes and Cader Idris, Snowdonia National Park, Wales The snow capped peak of Moel Siabod and the forested banks of Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, Wales The snow capped peak of Tryfan, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Mountains, lakes, forests, coasts, waterfalls, dark skies (I could go on!) - The Snowdonia National Park in Wales is an area of stunning natural beauty that Liz and I enjoy exploring and photographing as much as we can.

Here are three images taken from recent trips this spring, with two being from 'old favoutite' locations, and one being from a place hitherto unvisited by us.

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6th May 2016

The seaside town of Barmouth on the mid Wales coast, viewed from Fairbourne beach with red warning flag The seaside town of Barmouth on the mid Wales coast, viewed from Fairbourne beach with a washed up tree trunk in the foreground The Mawddach estuary as viewed from Fairbourne on the mid Wales coast, with Cader Idris and the mountains of Snowdonia in the background

We're still enjoying the beauties of the area around the Mawddach estuary on the Mid Wales coast here at goHOWiE.com, with three images all taken from virtally the same spot, but looking in different directions.

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5th May 2016

Panoramic image of the post sunset glow over the Irish sea at the seaside town of Barmouth, viewed from Fairbourne on the Mid Wales coast

A further panoramic image taken during Liz's and my grand day out to the southern half of the Snowdonia National Park in Mid Wales, this time featuring the seaside town of Barmouth at the mouth of the Mawddach estuary.

It was a bit of a rush to get these individual frames taken, as you can read about by clicking on the image to visit the photo page, where you can also see a much larger version of the photo.


4th May 2016

Panoramic image of the Mawddach estuary at low tide, viewed from Fairbourne on the Mid Wales coast

A two hour drive is a bit more effort than I'm used to making to visit somewhere new, but I'm certainly glad we did make the effort to see the beauties of the southern half of the Snowdonia National Park.

Especially views like this one, looking up the Mawddach estuary from Fairbourne on the mid Wales coast.

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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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