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23rd April 2018

King Arthur lengend sword in the stone Excalibur sculpture at night at Llanberis in Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Padarn at night at Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Llyn Padarn at night at Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

A brief pause at Llanberis, on the way home after an afternoon and evening exploring the beauties of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, yielded these atmospheric night time images.

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20th April 2018

Sunrays breaking out from behind a dark cumulus cloud Vivid rainbow set against the sunlit branches of a large oak tree

Living in North Wales, I'm hardly ever short of interesting weather to photograph.

But sometimes you have to be quick to catch the action!

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18th April 2018

Wylfa nuclear power station as viewed from Cemlyn nature reserve, Anglesey, North Wales Wylfa nuclear power station as viewed from Cemlyn nature reserve, Anglesey, North Wales Wylfa nuclear power station as viewed from Cemlyn nature reserve, Anglesey, North Wales

Love it or hate it, Wylfa nuclear power station makes for an eye catching feature on the beautiful coastline of Anglesey, as pictured here from the stunning Cemlyn nature reserve.

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17th April 2018

Rocks on the beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales Runoff stream on the beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

One of the less popular little beaches on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North wales coast

These two scenes were both photographed at Porth Trwyn on the west coast of the island on a lovely sunny spring afternoon.

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16th April 2018

Delicate clouds at dusk over the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Delicate clouds at dusk over the cliffs at South Stack on the Anglesey coast, North Wales

My favorite times of day must be the hour before sunrise and the hour after sunset, when the light from the sun, which is below the horizon, makes its presence felt, lighting up high clouds with a vivid display of warm colours.

These two images, from the North Wales coast, were both taken after sunset, looking out over the Irish Sea.

Where else would you want to be of an evening?

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13th April 2018

Time lapse video showing stormy clouds over the waters of Llyn Gwynant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing stormy clouds over the waters of Llyn Cwellyn in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing sunset and colourful clouds over the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing delicate clouds over the North Wales coast at sunset, as seen from the West Shore at Llandudno Time lapse video showing the tide going out on the beach at Church Bay on Anglesey, North Wales coast, at sunset

Now that spring is in the air Liz and I have been able to get out and about a bit more, re-visiting some of our favourite spots around North Wales, and some new ones as well.

Of course, I wasn't idle during these excursions, and here is a round-up of the time lapse videos I created during our trips.

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And don't forget that these, and most of the hundreds of other videos featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from the following stock libraries.

Link to my Pond5 stock media Link to my Videoblocks stock media Link to my Adobe Stock media


12th April 2018

Panoramic image of Llyn Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe with snow in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

One of the many iconic views to be found around the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, this is the view out over Llyn Mymbyr towards the snow capped peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe, all under the usual layer of cloud.

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11th April 2018

Waterfall and tree, viewed from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Single balanced boulder, viewed from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Single balanced boulder, viewed from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Single balanced boulder, viewed from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

The path from Llyn Ogwen to Llyn Idwal, in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is a wonderland of visual treats, and here are just a few to enjoy.

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10th April 2018

Cloud capped mountain Tryfan, as seen from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Cloud capped mountain Tryfan, as seen from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Cloud capped mountain Tryfan, as seen from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

Tryfan, in Snowdonia, North Wales, is Britain's favourite mountain, and justifiably so in my opinion.

Pictured here under its usual covering of cloud, seeing Tryfan is always a visual treat under any conditions.

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9th April 2018

Nant Ffrancon valley sandwiched between the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges, Snowdonia, North Wales The mountain Tryfan, viwed from the path to Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

It's amazing the difference a few days can make in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales.

The week before these images were captured the area was blanketed under a layer of snow and ice and then, all of a sudden, spring arrived!

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6th April 2018

Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia in wintry conditions, North Wales, with the snow capped peak of Tryfan in the background Snow capped peak of Tryfan in the Glyderau as viewed from the Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia, North Wales in wintry conditions Snow capped peak of Tryfan in the Glyderau as viewed from the Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia, North Wales in wintry conditions

The final (unless it snows again!) few views from a very cold Snowdonia earlier this spring.

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5th April 2018

Frozen shoreline of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia, North Wales, with the snow capped Glyderau mountains in the background Frozen shoreline of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia, North Wales, with the snow capped Tryfan mountain in the background Frozen shoreline of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia, North Wales, with the snow capped Tryfan mountain in the background Frozen shoreline of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia, North Wales, with Pen yr Ole Wen mountain in the background

More images from frozen Snowdonia in North Wales as the 'Beast from the East' made its presence felt.

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4th April 2018

Panoramic image of frozen lake Llyn Ogwen and the mountain Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau range, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

The 'Beast from the East' Siberian weather system that swept over the UK last month gave us some dramatic winter-like scenery, which I took advantage of with a trip round Snowdonia once the roads had cleared.

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3rd April 2018

Time lapse video showing storm clouds blowing over the snow capped summit of Snowdon, as seen from Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing clouds and mountains reflecting in Llyn Padarn in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video showing clouds over the mountain Pen yr Ole Wen in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Time lapse video of dusk falling over the promenade and Great Orme at Llandudno on the North Wales coast

A brief respite in the foul weather afflicting North Wales this spring was all the encouragement my wife Liz and I needed to head to Snowdonia and the coast for some much appreciated fresh air and photography.

These four time lapse videos were filmed during that weather window, and show some of our favourite spots. (Although there are many others as well!)

Just click on the thumbnails to read more and watch the clips.

And don't forget that these, and most of the hundreds of other videos featured here at goHOWiE.com, are available for licensed use from the following stock libraries.

Link to my Pond5 stock media Link to my Videoblocks stock media Link to my Adobe Stock media


29th March 2018

Magnificent willow tree in winter sun at Northop, North Wales Magnificent willow tree in winter sun at Northop, North Wales Magnificent willow tree in winter sun at Northop, North Wales Magnificent willow tree in winter sun at Northop, North Wales

A spare half hour in Northop, North Wales, found me wandering around looking for a decent subject to photograph.

This magnificent old willow tree fitted the bill perfectly!

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28th March 2018

Llyn Ogwen and the Glyderau mountains in winter at night. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Clouds over the Vale of Clwyd in winter at night, North Wales Llandudno and the Great Orme at night on the North Wales coast Wooden jetty in the sea at Llandudno at night on the North Wales coast

Most people only see North Wales in the summer during the day while on holiday here.

And while that's very beautiful, North Wales is also a wonderful place during the winter and in the darkness of night, which is when these four images were captured.

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27th March 2018

The sun filtered through red, sand laden fog The crescent moon, lit by earthshine, and the planet Venus at dawn over the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales Full moon with the tiny silhouette of a jet aircraft crossing its face

An astronomical feel to today's offerings here at goHOWiE.com, with photos of heavenly bodies taken at different times of the day and under very diiferent lighting conditions.

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26th March 2018

Marker buoy in the Conwy estuary at night at low tide on the North Wales coast Marker buoy in the Conwy estuary at night at low tide on the North Wales coast Two marker buoys in the Conwy estuary at night at low tide on the North Wales coast

An outdoor photoshoot doesn't need to end when night falls, as familiar scenes can take on a whole new look and feel in the dark.

Such was the case here, on the banks of the Conwy estuary at Deganwy on the North Wales coast late one evening in early Autumn 2017.

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23rd March 2018

Small cascade in the Afon Lledr stream near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales Small waterfall in the Afon Lledr stream near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales Small cascade in the Afon Lledr stream near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

A few minutes' pause by the side of the Afon Lledr near Betws-y-Coed to take a couple of photos somehow turned into a two hour full blown photo and video shoot.

But that's what immersing yourself in the beauties of the Snowdonia National Park will do to you!

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22nd March 2018

Time lapse video showing a new crescent moon setting over Llandudno West Shore at dusk on the North Wales coast Time lapse video showing night, astronomical, nautical and civil twilight, followed by sunrise over the Clywdian forest as viewed from Moel Famau, North Wales

These two time lapse videos, shot in two of my 'go to' locations in North Wales, nicely bookend either end of the day and show off the wonderful lighting conditions you can enjoy with the sun below the horizon.

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21st March 2018

Lone tree in the waters of Llyn Padarn at Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Wave cloud at sunset over the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast Flowering Rosebay Willowherb at Alwen Reservoir, Wales The view over Conwy Morfa and Llandudno on the North Wales coast, as seen from the Sychnant Pass above Conway

Lovely, warm sunny days are quite rare here in North Wales, so when we get some my wife Liz and I tend to make the most of them, getting out and about exploring the mountains, lakes, forests and coastline, all within easy reach of our home near Mold.

Here are just a few images captured under such conditions.

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20th March 2018

Snowdon and Snowdon Horseshoe ridge, with gnarled trees in the foreground. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Moel Siabod with sunlit trees in the foreground. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Nant Ffrancon valley in winter. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Llyn Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe in winter. Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Believe it or not, I'm still trying to work through my backlog of photos from 2017, while my efforts from 2018 continue to build up!.

So here is a group of images from the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, taken in different seasons and under very different weather conditions during 2017, but all showcasing just how majestic Snowdonia can be.

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19th March 2018

Time lapse video showing dramatic strom clouds blowing across a darkening sky behind a tree in silhouette Time lapse video showing clouds at sunset over Elin's Tower RSPB centre at South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales

Despite the wild weather of the weekend just past here in North Wales, I did manage to get out and shoot a couple of time lapse sequences featuring clouds, one gentle, one dramatic.

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16th March 2018

Clouds lit by dawn light over an Ordinance Survey trig point at the summit of Moel Famau, North Wales Clouds lit by dawn light over the Jubilee Tower at the summit of Moel Famau, North Wales

A very early start and sweaty climb up my local hill, Moel Famau in North Wales, resulted in a brief opportunity to photograph clouds caught in beautiful dawn light.

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15th March 2018

Lighthouse at Penmon Point, Anglesey on the North Wales coast The beach at Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, on the North Wales coast The beach Traeth Mawr at Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, on the North Wales coast

It's nice to go away to somewhere you've never seen before, like the week in Lanzarote that Liz and I enjoyed last month, with photos and videos galore.

But it's equally nice to come back home, especially when 'back home' is somewhere as beautiful as North Wales.

I must admit my heart was lifted as I prepared these three images, taken around the coast of Anglesey, for presentation here at goHOWiE.com.

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14th March 2018

Timanfaya National Park car park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Volcano in the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Volcano in the Timanfaya National Park, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

The final installment of photos and videos from Lanzarote here at goHOWiE.com - unless we go back of course!

These images feature the island's main attraction, the otherworldly volcanic landscape of the Timanfaya National Park.

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13th March 2018

The shipwreck Telamon at Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands The shipwreck Telamon at night, beached near Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands The shipwreck Telamon at night, beached near Arrecife, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Not exactly your typical holiday photos, but to me, absolutely stunning and one of the visual highlights of our week long stay on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

This is the wreck of the Telamon, beached just offshore in a little bay near Arrecife.

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12th March 2018

Large cactus at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Hotel at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Promenade at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Promenade at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Restaurant at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Outdoor sculpture at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Beach hut at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

My wife Liz and I spent the nicest weather day during our week long winter break on Lanzarote strolling the length of the promenade at Puerto del Carmen, with some rather nice views on offer.

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10th March 2018

Photo sequence of a rainbow over the harbour Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

They say bad weather makes good photos, and that was certainly the case on this occasion overlooking the harbour at Playa Blanca on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

For a short while anyway!

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9th March 2018

Boats moored in the harbour Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Yacht moored in the harbour Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Yachts moored in the harbour Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Colourful architectural details at Playa Blanca harbour, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Boats moored in the harbour Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

As a rule Liz And I stayed clear of the tourist areas during our week long stay on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands this February.

But one exception was the afternoon and evening we spent exploring the harbour and waterfront at Playa Blanca on the south coast of the island.

Definitely one of the more upmarket resorts.

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8th March 2018

Volcanic lava coastline and cliffs at Famara on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Village square and palm trees at Femes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Village church Iglesia de San Marcial del Rubicon at Femes, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Volcanic landscape near La Santa and La Isleta, Lanzarote, Canary Islands The small volcano 'Montana Roja' near Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

A mixed bag of various views from around Lanzarote to enjoy today here at goHOWiE.com.

Liz and I certainly enjoyed being there and seeing this landscape for real!

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7th March 2018

Plants at the entrance to Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Rocks at the entrance to Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Colourful rocks inside the Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Colourful rocks inside the Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Optical illusion inside the Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Colourful rocks on the roof of the Cueva de Los Verdes cave system on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Unexpectedly rainy, cold and windy day on Lanzarote?

Liz and I had a plan to cope - we went underground to explore the Cueva de Los Verdes lava tunnels on the northeast coast of the island.

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6th March 2018

Volcanic lava coastline at Los Hervideros on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Volcanic lava coastline at Los Hervideros on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Volcanic lava coastline at Los Hervideros on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

One of the most spectacular and interesting stretches of coastline that my wife Liz and I visited during our week long winter break on Lanzarote was the volcanic Los Hervideros.

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5th March 2018

Surfer and broken jetty at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Female surfer entering the water at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Surfer waiting for a large wave at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Surfer riding a breaking wave at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Having carried my 100-400mm telephoto zoom, a rather heavy lens, through airports, onto planes, off planes etc, I was glad of the chance to actually use it to photograph the surfers at Arrieta, one of the nicest places Liz and I visited during our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

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2nd March 2018

Building and upturned boat on the shore at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Wooden jetty in the waves at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Jetty and shoreline at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Broken jetty by the shore at Arrieta on the Atlantic coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

One of the nicest places that my wife Liz and I visited during our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands was the little seaside town of Arrieta on the north coast.

Relatively undeveloped, it was a pleasure to walk around, look at and photograph.

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1st March 2018

Time lapse video of a gibbous moon moving through a clear blue sky as twilight darkens to night

A brief diversion from the relative warmth of the Canary Islands in winter to a freezing cold evening in North Wales, shooting a time lapse video of the gibbous moon tracking through a darkening sky.

It's a good job the shoot only lasted twenty minutes and was about two metres outside my front door or I would have been frozen solid.

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