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22nd January 2019

Sunset clouds reflecting in Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Snowdon mountain with sunbeams and clouds, North Wales

'Interesting' weather is part and parcel of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales!

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21st January 2019

Sunset over the North Wales coast from Deganwy Dusk over the North Wales coast from Deganwy

A beautiful evening on the North wales coast yielded these two lovely sunset images from the promenade at Deganwy, selected from hundreds taken in the making of my Deganwy Sunset Timelapse 09 video.

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18th January 2019

Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England

As time went by at the Marine Lake at West Kirby, conditions became very calm, allowing these lovely colourful dinghies to reflect in the still waters.

Mind you - Not good conditions for sailing!

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17th January 2019

Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghies sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England Dinghy sailing on the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, England

A splash of colour on an otherwise very grey day at the Marine Lake, West Kirby.

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16th January 2019

Marine Lake at West Kirby on a grey cloudy day Marker post in the sand at West Kirby, Wirral, England

A rather grey day as West Kirby Marine Lake yielded some rather minimalist images.

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15th January 2019

Offshore wind turbines at dawn at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast

Set against a glowing dawn sky, the giant turbines of the offshore Gwynt y Môr windfarm provide a stark visual focal point to this image shot near midsummer at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast.

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14th January 2019

Sculptures of families on the seafront at Colwyn Bay at dawn, North Wales Sculptures of families on the seafront at Colwyn Bay at dawn, North Wales Sculptures of families on the seafront at Colwyn Bay at dawn, North Wales

A very early start got me to Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast to catch the midsummer early dawn colours, which is where I found these other early risers!

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11th January 2019

Coastal grass in silhouette at sunset on the North Wales coast at Llandudno Coastal grass in silhouette at sunset on the North Wales coast at Llandudno

Sometimes a more intimate view of a scene can convey meaning that the larger view misses.

These pictures of marram grass in silhouette just says 'seaside' to me.

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10th January 2019

Time lapse video showing sunset, dusk, twilight and night with an incoming tide on the Anglesey side of the Menai Straits, North Wales coast

A wonderful mid-winter's evening on the Menai Straits between the Isle of Anglesey and the North Wales coast yielded this three part time lapse video, showing the tide coming in as daylight fades to night.

A great way to spend a couple of hours!

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9th January 2019

Grass covered sand dune with fence at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Grass covered sand dune with fence at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Grass covered sand dune with fence at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A simple 180° about face while I was enjoying the views out over the sea from Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast resulted in these three compositions of sand dune, fence and sky.

Sometimes it's worth looking in the less than obvious directions.

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8th January 2019

Groynes at dusk at Llandulas on the North Wales coast Groynes at dusk at Llandulas on the North Wales coast

If you want to add some visual drama to a shoreline photograph, then include some groynes in your composition!

Fortunately for me, there are plenty such features all along my local North Wales coast, such as here at Llandulas.

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7th January 2019

Colwyn Bay windfarm at dusk on the North Wales coast Offshore wind turbines and rainbow, Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast

Love 'em or hate 'em, the offshore turbines of the Gwynt y Môr wind farm are now a permanent feature on the horizon of Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast.

Personally, I love 'em, and maybe these two photographs will show why!

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

4th January 2019

Llyn Cowlyd reservoir in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Couple hiking up a winding road at Llyn Cowlyd, Snowdonia, North Wales

One of the more remote, less visited spots in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

This is the reservoir Llyn Cowlyd and surroundings, high in the Carneddau mountains above Trefriw.

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3rd January 2019

Fairy Falls waterfall at Trefriw in Snowdonia, North Wales Fairy Falls waterfall at Trefriw in Snowdonia, North Wales

One of the hidden gems of the Snodwonia National Park, these images show the Fairy Falls, much depleted during the drought of 2018, high in the hills above the village of Trefriw.

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2nd January 2019

Point of Ayr lighthouse at dusk on Talacre beach, North Wales coast Point of Ayr lighthouse at dusk on Talacre beach, North Wales coast

Now that we're past the winter solstice, is it too soon to be thinking of warm(ish) summer nights spent enjoying the beauties of the North Wales coast?

I don't think so!

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1st January 2019

Panoramic view of the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast, including the Telford suspension bridge Panoramic view of the Menai Straits, Anglesey, at sunset with moon over the North Wales coast Telford suspension bridge over the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast Menai Straits, Anglesey, at sunset with moon over the North Wales coast

A Happy New Year to all at the start of 2109!

We're starting the year off by coming back home to the beauties of the North Wales coast, and where could fit that description better than the stunning Menai Straits.

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30th December 2018

Time lapse video showing the full moon passing behind clouds in the night sky Time lapse video showing dusk and nightfall over Conway Castle on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing a beautiful sunset over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Phew! A busy Christmastime with friends and family meant that grabbing a few minutes to update the website proved well nigh impossible.

But I did manage to get out and about occasionally to shoot a few time lapse videos, which you can read about and watch by clicking on the thumbnails.

21st December 2018

Time lapse video showing summer clouds over the Great Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing clouds at night over Llyn Padarn by the lone tree in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing clouds at sunset over the North Wales coast from the West Shore, Llandudno Time lapse video of the incoming tide at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing an ebbing tide as dusk falls over Colwyn Bay at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast

A day off work earlier this month gave me the opportunity for a time lapse shootfest, so I took full advantage.

Starting before dawn on the shores of Llyn Padarn in the Snowdonia National Park, and finishing after sunset on the North wales coast I was cold, tired, but very happy at just being outside for a day.

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20th December 2018

The Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast Carved stone pillar in a wall at Portmeirion, North Wales Pillar and bench at Portmeirion on the North Wales coast The Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast Painted steel bench at Portmeirion, North Wales

Phew - the final few images from the day out that my wife Liz and I enjoyed at the rather unusual Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast earlier this year.

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19th December 2018

Domed building at Portmeirion on the North Wales coast Pond and fountain in Portmeirion, North Wales Statue and tower in Portmeirion, North Wales Statue of Atlas at Portmeirion Italianate village, North Wales Italianate style buildings at Portmeirion village, North Wales

Just a few more photos of the highly unusual gardens and architecture on display at the Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

18th December 2018

The Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast Ornate lighthouse at Portmeirion on the North Wales coast Lily pond and bridge at Portmeirion, North Wales Lily pond and pagoda at Portmeirion, North Wales The Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast

Round and about the quirky and entrancing Italianate village and estate of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast.

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17th December 2018

Statue of Atlas at Portmeirion Italianate village, North Wales Doorway with bushes at Portmeirion, North Wales White wall promenade by the sea at Portmeirion, North Wales Seaside promenade at Portmeirion, North Wales Old fashioned cast iron lamp post at Portmeirion, North Wales

More views of the lovely and quirky the Italianate village of Portmeirion, situated on the North Wales coast.

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13th December 2018

Lion sculpture at Portmeirion, North Wales Italian style buildings and archway at Portmeirion, Wales Ornate blue door at Portmeirion, North Wales Italian style buildings at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales

On a grey, cold winter's day like today, it's a real pleasure to look back on a warm, sunny and very colouful day out last summer to the Italianate village of Portmeirion, nestled on the North Wales coast.

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12th December 2018

Statue at Portmeirion Italianate village, North Wales Detail of cast iron bench at Portmerion, North Wales Italian style buildings at Portmeirion, Wales Large wooden outdoor chess game at Portmerion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales

More views from the other-worldly Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast, crammed full of visual treats both large and small.

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11th December 2018

Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building with dome at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building and archway at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales Italian style building at Portmeirion, Wales

Having just finished a mammoth set of photos from the Italian lakes, we're back on an Italian theme again here at goHOWiE.com.

However, this time we're closer to home, exploring the strange and wonderful Italianate village of Portmeirion near Portmadoc on the coast of North Wales.

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10th December 2018

Time lapse video showing the moon in morning crescent phase lit with earthlight

Back to good old North Wales for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com, featuring a time lapse video of the waning crescent moon, bathed in earthlight and filmed from the slopes of Moel Famau on a cold and damp winter's morning.

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8th December 2018

Stefano Boeri vertical forest tower block in Milan, Italy Unicredit office tower block in Milan, italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Ceiling of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Floor detail in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy Floor detail in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele shopping mall in Milan, Italy

The final set of photos from the two weeks that my wife Liz and I enjoyed exploring the beauties of northern Italy.

Normally we would avoid big cities, but an invitation from my friend and colleauge Attilio Alessio to spend the day with him looking around Milan was too good an opportunity to pass by.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

7th December 2018

Canoeists at Sirmione on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Pusiano on Lake Pusiano, Italy Small village of Lavenone near Lake Idro in northern Italy Waterfront at Porlezza on Lake Lugano in northern Italy Small village of Premana in the mountains of northern Italy View of the mountains of northern Italy as seen from Tremalzo

Off the beaten track.

These photos are from less well visited places around the lakes of northern Italy, which my wife Liz and I expolred during our two week stay in this stunning landscape.

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6th December 2018

Small fountain at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful pedalos at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful pedalos at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Colourful flowers at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda from Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda from Torbole on Lake Garda, Italy Sailboat on Lake Garda at Riva del Garda, Italy Sailboat on Lake Garda at Riva del Garda, Italy

Some more images from the town of Riva del Garda, right at the northermost point of Lake Garda in northern Italy.

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5th December 2018

Tunnel on the road to Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Mooring posts at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Statue with a bird on its head at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy Waterfront at Riva del Garda on Lake Garda, Italy

A visit to the town of Riva del Garda, right at the northermost point of Lake Garda, proved to be one of the highlights of the holiday my wife Liz and I enjoyed in northern Italy earlier this year.

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And don't forget that these and many other of the images featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from my Alamy stock portfolio.

4th December 2018

Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Statue at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Statue at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Pagoda at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Urn and flowers at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Carved stone steps at Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

Final photos from the magnificent Villa Monastero at Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy.

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2nd December 2018

Old stone steps at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Terrace with pillars at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Old stone fountain at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Old bronze tap and pipe at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Palm tree at Villa Monastero near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy Villa Monastero and gardens near Varenna on Lake Como, Italy

The Villa Monastero, just outside Varenna on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy, was one of the highlights of the two weeks my wife Liz and I spent exploring the region.

A wonderful combination of the natural and manmade.

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