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23rd January 2018

Cader Idris and Cregennan Lakes to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cader Idris and Cregennan Lakes to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Field of thistles at Cregennan Lakes to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Sheep grazing at Cregennan Lakes to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

The Snowdonia National Park is a wonderful place any time, but nice weather makes a visit all the more enjoyable.

So my wife Liz and I took full advantage of a favourable weather forecast in June 2017 to venture all the way down to the southern end of the park for a hike around the stunning Cregennan Lakes.

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22nd January 2018

Cader Idris and the surrounding rolling landscape to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cader Idris and the surrounding rolling landscape to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Cader Idris and Cregennan Lakes to the south of the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A beautiful day in June 2017 found my wife liz and I far from our usual haunts in North Wales, taking in the scenery at the south end of the Snowdonia National Park around Cregennan Lakes and the imposing bulk of Cader Idris.

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19th January 2018

Hawthorne tree in spring blossom overlooking Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Rhododendron flowers at Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Rhododendron flowers at Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Spring on a rare sunny day around Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park with some fresh blossom and flowers enhancing the views.

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18th January 2018

The Welsh town of Llangollen with reflections in the river Dee The Welsh town of Llangollen reflecting in the river Dee Tree branch with new leaves overhanging the river Dee at Llangollen, North Wales The ruined Dinas Bran castle on top of a hill near Llangollen in North Wales

Images from within and around the lovely welsh market town of Llangollen, taken in late May 2017, are today's feature here at goHOWiE.com.

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking and processing them!

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17th January 2018

View over the valley of the river Dee from high up on the Pontcysyllte aquaduct at Froncysyllte, North Wales View over the valley of the river Dee from high up on the Pontcysyllte aquaduct at Froncysyllte, North Wales

From looking at this rural view out over the valley of the river Dee in Northeast Wales you'd find it hard to believe that you were in the middle of what was once a highly industrialised area.

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16th January 2018

Time lapse video of high altitude clouds at sunset swirling over the Great Orme on the North Wales coast at Llandudno Time lapse video showing mist and clouds swirling over the lights of towns and cities at night as seen from the summit of Moel Famau

I'm catching up with two time lapse clips that I filmed last Friday, one at the start of the day and one at the end of the day, but both in freezing cold conditions.

I'm really looking forward to some warmer weather!

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15th January 2018

Time lapse video of Thomas Telford suspension bridge at sunset on the Menai Straits between Anglesey and the North Wales coast

A lovely view out over the Menai Straits and Thomas Telford's wonderful suspension bridge at sunset the the close of a cold winter's day spent exploring the North Wales coast is captured in this short time lapse video.

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12th January 2018

The summit of Tryfan with foreground rocks in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales The mountain Pen Yr Ole Wen with Llyn Ogwen in the foreground in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Two of the most photogenic mountains in the Snowdonia National Park near my home in North Wales, these are the twin peaks of Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen, situated either side of the lovely Llyn Ogwen in the Ogwen Valley.

I'm just glad the mountains look so good from below, rather than having to climb them to see views like these!

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11th January 2018

Nant Ffrancon valley and mountains, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Waterfall at the head of the Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Waterfall at the head of the Nant Ffrancon valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A fresh spring day with a rare bit of sunshine in the Snowdonia National Park near where I live in North Wales.

No further excuses needed then, for a photographic expedition to one of the most lovely places in the park, the Nant Ffrancon valley.

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10th January 2018

Seafront shelter with benches on the promenade at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Large tree in spring foliage at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Large tree in spring foliage at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Pebble beach and old iron groynes at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

Spring on the North Wales coast, with everything fresh and new in the May sunshine.

Where else on earth would you want to be on a day like this?

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9th January 2018

Rocks and mountains at Marchlyn Mawr in Snowdonia, North Wales Rocks and mountains at Marchlyn Mawr in Snowdonia, North Wales Rocks and mountains at Marchlyn Mawr in Snowdonia, North Wales

If you want to find a typical Snowdonia landscape then the area around Marchlyn Mawr will give you all you need.

The only thing that isn't typical Snowdonia in these three images, taken on the approach to the reservoir, is the weather!

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8th January 2018

Rocks and a single cumulus cloud at Marchlyn Mawr in Snowdonia, North Wales Road to Marchlyn Mawr and Elidir Fach in Snowdonia, North Wales Drystone wall and gibbous moon at Marchlyn Mawr in Snowdonia, North Wales

Well I'm now up to May 2017 in my bid to catch up with a year's worth of photography that's been sitting in my 'pending' file!

These three images show some of the scenery on the approach to the enigmatic Marchlyn Mawr reservoir, high in the Glyderau mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, on an uncharacteristically sunny day.

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5th January 2018

Cottage and tree lined river at Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales Gwydyr Forest and mountains of the Snowdonia National Park near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

The welsh countryside in spring, bursting with fresh new life at these two favourite locations of mine.

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4th January 2018

Lighthouse at South Stack at sunset on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Lighthouse and cliffs at South Stack at dusk on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Lighthouse and cliffs at South Stack at dusk on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Surely one of the most beautiful places on earth.

These images show the lighthouse and cliffs at South Stack on the northwestern coast of the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales.

West facing, you can see some wonderful sunsets from high up on the headland.

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3rd January 2018

Tree in a garden covered in spring blossom Tree in a garden covered in spring blossom

It's nice to travel and photograph in far flung corners of the globe, but sometimes you just need to keep your eyes open and camera ready in your own home town.

That's what I did one lovely spring morning in 2017 while waiting for my wife Liz in the car park of our local cottage hospital.

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2nd January 2018

Snow capped Snowdon Horseshoe mountain range and Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Snow capped Snowdon Horseshoe mountain range under stormy skies in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

These two similar images of the Snowdon Horseshoe range in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales were taken at either end of 2017, January and December, under very different weather conditions.

It just goes to show how the same view can look so different, and why I keep photographing at the same spots as you never see the same conditions twice.

Especially in North Wales!

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1st January 2018

Dramatic clouds over Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast at sunset The moon and gently lit clouds over Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast at twilight

A Happy and Blessed New Year to all!

And a busy start for me as I desperately try and catch up with editing the photos I took last year, but never got around to doing anything about.

We're up to early April 2017, with some dramatic weather and lighting over the North wales coast from one of my favourite spots, the West Shore at Llandudno.

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30th December 2017

Time lapse video of storm clouds boiling over the snow capped peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Dramatic clouds boiling over the snow capped peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Well worth a drive through the snow to witness something this majestic!

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29th December 2017

Promenade and beach at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Sandy beach at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Rocks and the sandy beach at Trearddur Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

What we thought would be a brief stopover for a quick tea turned into something much more involved and time consuming as my wife Liz and I stopped at Trearddur Bay on the northwest coast of Anglesey on a clear, cold and crisp early spring afternoon.

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28th December 2017

Pebble beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales Flowering gorse at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales Stony beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

Taking a short break from family Christmas festivities to bring some non-seasonal cheer with these three images of a place that is very dear to my wife Liz and I - the lovely peaceful little beach of Porth Trwyn on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, pictured in all its spring freshness from early last April.

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23rd December 2017

Time lapse video showing stars and clouds over the Vale of Clwyd, as seen from the slopes of Moel Famau, North Wales

I'm so blessed to be living in North Wales, with views like this out over the Vale of Clywd just a ten minute drive and a short climb from my home.

Of course, in the middle of winter the views are mostly at night for me, as I go out early in the morning before going to work.

But that's no hardship when there are displays of stars and clouds like these on offer!

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22nd December 2017

Rocks and cliffs reflecting in a tidal pool on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Rocks reflecting in a tidal pool on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Golden cliffs reflecting in wet sand on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Rock in the sea at dusk at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales Rock on the beach at dusk at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

These five images were all captured in the same place on the same day.

I'm talking about the stunning Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey (excessive use of superlatives I know, but this location is so worth it!), photographed in the hours before and after sunset, with all the images being taken within a few metres of each other.

Such an amazing place to be, always the same since my teenage years and yet ever changing.

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21st December 2017

The ruined Jubilee Tower at dawn on the summit of Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Caernarfon Castle at sunset on the North Wales coast, reflecting in the still waters of the harbour Caernarfon Castle at night on the North Wales coast, reflecting in the still waters of the harbour

My home patch of North Wales is redolent with history, as denoted by the number of castles and monuments in this part of the world.

Mind you, some were better built than others!

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20th December 2017

St Mary's parish church, Mold, Wales, in spring with trees in blossom Side door in St Mary's parish church, Mold, Wales, in spring with tree in blossom Clock tower of St Mary's parish church, Mold, Wales, in spring with tree in blossom

You can tell how far behind in image processing I am from these three photos of St Mary's parish church in my home town of Mold, North Wales.

Notice the blossom?

Yes - These pictures have been sitting in my 'pending' folder since last spring!

Still, it's proving to be a delight going through images I've captured but done nothing with yet, as there are some gems in there that I'd forgotten I'd taken.

There's plenty of duds as well, but that's how this game of photography goes!

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19th December 2017

Dramatic and colourful sunset over the Irish Sea as seen from the North Wales coast at Llandudno West Shore Colourful sunset over the South Stack Lighthouse on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

A lovely pair of sunsets from last March to enjoy today, each taken from hundreds of frames used to create time lapse videos.

With its active weather, the North Wales coast really is a wonderful place to catch a sunset - when it's not raining of course!

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18th December 2017

Red chilli peppers growing on a bush amongst green leaves Waste plastic bottle tops in a wire mesh cage

It's the start of a completely random set of images here at goHOWiE.com, as I trawl through all the photos I've taken in 2017 but haven't yet had the time to process.

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16th December 2017

Time lapse video showing stars and clouds over the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), as seen from the Loggerheads County Park near Mold

A memory of last weekend's snow.

This timelapse shows one of my favourite views, overlooking the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) from the limestone escarpement at Loggerheads Country Park, all just a few minutes' drive from my home in North Wales.

This was the last opportunity I had to capture the snowy scene before a weather front moved across from the Irish Sea and melted the lot!

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15th December 2017

Shoreline trees in autumn sunshine at Thirlmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England Shoreline trees in autumn sunshine at Thirlmere, Lake District, Cumbria, England Beech tree in autumn colours at Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England Beech tree in autumn colours at Ullswater, Lake District, Cumbria, England

The final four images from Liz's and my three day break in the Lake District here today at goHOWiE.com.

May be now I'll be able to take a look at the 2000+ images still in my 'pending' folder!

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14th December 2017

An old oak tree in autumnal colours at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England A mat of tree roots in autumnal colours at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows under cloudy skies in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows under cloudy skies in the Lake District, Cumbria, England

A place of peace and beauty, these are the last few images (out of dozens that I took on the day) of Tarn Hows in late autumn that I'm presenting here at goHOWiE.com.

The Lake District is certainly a place I'd like to spend more time exploring.

Three days just wasn't enough!

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13th December 2017

Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Trees in autumnal colours reflecting in the waters of Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England

Some more views from the walk around Tarns Hows that my wife Liz and I enjoyed during our long weekend in the Lake District.

The subdued, diffuse light and calm conditions made for a lovely woodland experience, which I took full advantage of.

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12th December 2017

Panoramic image of the lake and woodland at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England Panoramic image of the lake and woodland at Tarn Hows in the Lake District, Cumbria, England

During our three day explore around the Lake District, the spot that my wife Liz and I enjoyed visiting the most was the beautiful Tarn Hows, new to me but a childhood memory for Liz.

We spent quite a few hours here, walking around the lake at a gentle pace with me taking dozens of photos of the lovely autumnal scenes.

These two panoramic images show the lake as a whole, but from different angles, and there will be photos from Tarn Hows of a more intimate nature presented here at goHOWiE.com over the next couple of days.

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11th December 2017

Beautiful countryside at Bowness in England's Lake District Crummock Water at dusk in England's Lake District Honister Pass in England's Lake District

Three more images from the beautiful Lake District in the north of England today here at goHOWiE.com.

Although my wife Liz and I only had three days there this autumn we certainly covered some ground!

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8th December 2017

The picturesque Ashness Bridge near Derwent Water in England's Lake District The picturesque Ashness Bridge near Derwent Water in England's Lake District Old stone cottage at Ashness Bridge near Derwent Water in England's Lake District

I know I'm biased as to the beauties of my home patch of North Wales, but I have to admit that there are some nice places in the rest of the UK also.

One such is the Lake District, two hours north of where my wife Liz and I live, so within reasonable travelling distance for a long weekend.

Which is just what we did, spending three days exploring and photographing around the Lake District in late autumn 2017.

These three images are from Ashness Bridge, near Derwent Water, and are typical of the lovely rural scenery on offer in this part of the British Isles.

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7th December 2017

Time lapse video showing stars and clouds over the town of Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales Time lapse video showing stars and clouds at night Time lapse video showing stars at night Time lapse video showing the Colwyn Bay windfarm off the North Wales coast at night, lit by a gas flare

Four more time lapse videos in my catch up on previous work session, this time featuring the night sky.

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


6th December 2017

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds and bursts of sunlight at sunset and dusk over Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales Time lapse video showing clouds at dusk passing over Crummock Water in the Lake District Time lapse video showing clouds passing over Derwent Water in the Lake District as patches of sunlight and shadow play across the landscape

Having finally finished processing photos from our September break in Crete it's now time to catch up on a backlog of time lapse videos that I've been out and about shooting over the past few weeks.

These three all feature lakes, two from a long weekend in the Lake District and one from a spectacular afternoon in Snowdonia.

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5th December 2017

Grass in sunshine against a clear blue sky at Malia on the Mediterranean island of Crete Broken window set in a crumbling wall at Old Hersonissos on the Mediterranean island of Crete Old window with closed wooden shutters set in a stone wall at Old Hersonissos on the Mediterranean island of Crete Window with closed blue wooden shutters and flowering tree at Mochlos on the Mediterranean island of Crete

Wow! These are the final images from the two week holiday that my wife Liz and I enjoyed on the Mediterranean island of Crete.

I can't now believe how much ground we covered, and how many photos I took during our stay.

It's certainly been a lovely experience developing and presenting these sunny and warm images while outside the weather has been typically damp and cold welsh.

Now - where to next?

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4th December 2017

Stone wall with a flowering bush, Mythos, Crete Stone wall and plain, brightly lit window, Spinalonga, Crete Painted decoration on the outside wall of Agia Paraskevi greek orthodox church at Viannos on the Mediterranean island of Crete

A selection of wall images from our time on the Mediterranean island of Crete today here at goHOWiE.com.

Odd I know! But it's often in the little details that the meaning of a place can be revealed.

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1st December 2017

An old door with peeling blue paint at Mythos on Crete Blue door in sunlight and shadow at Mythos on Crete An old door with peeling blue paint at Mochlos on Crete

It's funny, but in every country that my wife Liz and I have visited we've noticed that there is a prevailing colour that sort of defines the place, culture and tradition.

On the Mediterranean island of Crete that colour was blue, which was seeming applied to all architectural features that weren't walls (which were almost invariably white).

Here are three typical expamples of blue painted doors, each one different in terms of age and care, but all sharing that common colour.

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