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12th February 2016

Time lapse video showing sunset over the volcanic mountains of the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles

Continuing this mini series of time lapse videos filmed while Liz and I were on holiday recently on the lovely island of gran Canaria in the Seychelles.

Here is a video compilation showing the sunset from the interior of the island, looking west out over the rugged and beautiful volcanic landscape.

Click on the thumbnail to see the time lapse and read more about the making of it.

11th February 2016

Time lapse video showing the sunset followed by twilight over the Atlantic ocean, filmed from Puerto de Mogan on the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles

Here's the second time lapse video sequence that I filmed while on holiday on the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles.

This is a simple sunset over the Atlantic ocean, followed by twilight, as seen from Puerto de Mogan on the south coast of the island.

As usual, a click on the thumbnail will take you to the video page where you can see the time lapse and read more about it.

10th February 2016

Time lapse video showing the sunset followed by resort lights coming on at Taurito on the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles

As usual when I'm on holiday in a new location, I tend to shoot a lot of time lapse sequences while my wife Liz waits patiently, knitting away as the camera shutter clicks open and shut, seemingly forever.

However, the patient waiting is easier to bear when you're sitting by the hotel swimming pool, with a coffee bar just a few paces away and it's still 20 degrees centigrade!

This time lapse shows the sunset, and various degrees of twilight, from the balcony of our hotel swimming pool at Taurito, a seaside resort development on the south coast of the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video and read more about the making of it.

9th February 2016

Aber Falls waterfall, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Aber Falls waterfall, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Aber Falls waterfall, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Aber Falls waterfall, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

OK, just got back from a few days' break on the island of Gran Canaria in the Seychelles. Lovely and warm but hardly a hint of green anywhere to be seen and no running water at all.

Not at all like the well watered Snowdonia National Park, where dampness is a way of life but results in beautiful river based scenery such as the lovely Aber Falls, pictured here.

Click on the images to see larger versions and read more.

29th January 2016

Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Coloured rocks at Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales

Here are the final four images I'm presenting of our recent photographic session at the Parys Mountain copper mine on the lovely Isle of Anglesey, this time concentrating on more intimate and abstract detail views of this other-worldy place.

Click on the images to see larger versions and read more about Parys Mountain.

28th January 2016

Gibbous moon and the planet Jupiter

A morning fresh image today here at goHOWiE.com.

I captured and processed this image of a gibbous moon in conjunction with the planet Jupiter earlier today before getting to work, nearly freezing in the process!

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27th January 2016

Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales

Four more images from the other-worldly Parys Mountain copper mine on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, today here at goHOWiE.com.

Click on the images to see larger versions and read more.

26th January 2016

Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales Parys Mountain copper mine, Anglesey, North Wales

Liz and I thought we knew the beautiful Isle of Anglesey pretty well, having visited and holidayed here for decades.

But we weren't expecting the sight that confronted us on our first ever trip to Parys Mountain!

Click on the images to see larger versions and read more.

25th January 2016

Time lapse video showing the sun setting over the headland at Penmaenmawr on the North Wales coast, as viewed from the west shore at Llandudno

A trip to the seaside at Llandudno on the North Wales coast during a brief weather interlude last Friday didn't quite go as planned, but Liz and I did get to see a beautiful sunset over the headland at Penmaenmawr.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video and read more about the making of it.

22nd January 2016

Crescent moon behind wispy cirrus clouds

One of the things I love about photography is the way your ability to see is changed and enhanced.

You'll start to notice beauty and meaning in scenes that non-photographically minded folk wouldn't give a second glance.

This composition of moon and clouds is one such example, 'seen' by me during an innocent walk along the promenade at Llandudno.

Click on the image to read more.

21st January 2016

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island with a rocky foreshore, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island with a rock shelf, Anglesey, North Wales

Here are the last two images from my most recent shoot at Penmon Point on the lovely Isle of Anglesey.

I must say, having just processed these photos from last summer I'm looking forward to my next visit with eager anticipation.

Maybe I'll try and catch a meteor shower over the lighthouse - now that would be something!

Click on the images to see more.

20th January 2016

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island with rocky foreshore, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island with a rock shelf, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island just before sunrise, Anglesey, North Wales

Lighthouses - I just can't leave them alone!

It's a good job I live within striking distance of the North Wales coast, with access to beautiful locations such as Penmon Point on the Isle of Anglesey, to satisfy my cravings!

Click on the images to read more and see higher resolution versions.

19th January 2016

Penmon lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales Penmon Point lighthouse and Puffin Island on an incoming tide, Anglesey, North Wales

Some more North Wales seaside loveliness here at goHOWiE today, this time from Penmon Point on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

I do like looking at images of warm, sunny summer days when it's cold and grey outside.

I hope you do too.

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18th January 2016

Time lapse video showing stars and clouds passing over a snow covered landscape at Loggerheads Country Park, North Wales

An unexpected awakening on a cold and snowy January morning resulted in this time lapse video showing stars and clouds over the Loggerheads Country Park and Clwydian Range in North Wales.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video and read more about the making of it.

15th January 2016

Sunlight on the Little Orme, Llandudno, North Wales coast Shelter on the North Shore promenade at Llandudno, North Wales coast Red marker post at the West Shore at Llandudno, North Wales coast

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside - oh I do like to be beside the sea...

When it comes to seasides we're spoilt for choice up here in North Wales, but surely one of the nicest seasides must be Llandudno.

Liz and I spend many happy hours here, strolling around the two shores, admiring and photographing the views.

Here are three typical Llandudno scenes, and you can read more by clicking on the thumbnails.

14th January 2016

Time lapse video showing cumulus clouds over the Conwy Estuary at Conwy Morfa, North Wales

A few minutes' pause during a walk round one of Liz's and my 'go to' spots on the North Wales coast was all I had available to shoot the stills for this time lapse video showing cumulus clouds above the Conwy estuary, hence the video isn't of my usual length.

However, what it lacks in running time it makes up for in summertime feel good factor, especially on a cold grey January morning.

Click on the thumbnail to watch the video and read a bit more about it.

13th January 2016

Time lapse video showing storm clouds at sunset over the summit of a snow capped Snowdon as viewed from above Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

I didn't think we were going to get any snow this winter, but the first few days of January proved me wrong with this light covering of snow on the high peaks of the Snowdonia National Park.

I took advantage of the break in the rain and cloud to go out and shoot this time lapse of the snow on the mountains from one of the most photographed spots in North Wales.

Click on the thumbnail to visit each video page, watch the video and find out where I was.

12th January 2016

Time lapse video showing the constellation Orion rising over a farm cottage near Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales Time lapse video showing the moon rising over a farm cottage near Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales

Time to catch up on a few time lapse videos here at goHOWiE.com, starting with these two, filmed overnight on New Year's Eve and on into New Year's Day during a family get together in a rented farm cottage near Abersoch on Wales' Llyn Peninsula.

The videos, shot either side of midnight, show the constellation Orion rising in a sea of stars, followed on into the early hours of the morning by the the moon rising.

Click on the thumbnails to visit each video page, watch the videos and read more about the making of them.

11th January 2016

Marsh grass seed heads in the late afternoon sun at Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

Here's the last image from Liz's and my excursions to Alwen Reservoir last summer, showing marsh grass seed heads glowing in the early evening sun.

It's 3 degrees centigrade and very cloudy outside as I write this, but just looking at this photo, with its intonations of a warm summer's eve spent in a beautiful place, warms my heart.

Click on the thumbnail to visit the photo page to see a larger version of the image and read more.

8th January 2016

Alwen Reservoir under cloudy skies at dusk, North Wales Dam at Alwen Reservoir under cloudy skies at dusk, North Wales

In complete contrast to the sunlit scenes of Alwen Reservoir in North Wales presented yesterday here at goHOWiE.com, here are two views of exactly the same views but under very different conditions.

Not so good for strolling around the lake and having a picnic, but great for a bit of moody, long exposure photography.

As usual, click on the thumbnails to read more.

7th January 2016

Dam at Alwen Reservoir, North Wales Dam, reflecting in the waters of Alwen Reservoir, North Wales Dam, reflecting in the waters of Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

A concrete dam can be quite a brutal piece of architecture, but caught in the light of a late afternoon sun it can take on a beauty all its own.

A case in point is this dam, at the eastern end of the Alwen reservoir in North Wales.

One of Liz's and my favourite spots for a peaceful stroll.

Click on the thumbnails to read more.

6th January 2016

Twilight sky over Alwen Reservoir, North Wales Sun setting over Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

Two more images from the beautiful Alwen Reservoir in North Wales here at goHOWiE.com today.

Both are photos taken on a clear summer's evening, one during sunset and one after sunset, looking up the lake to the northwest.

You can read more and see larger versions of the images by clicking on the thumbnails.

5th January 2016

Moss covered trees at Alwen Reservoir, North Wales Moss covered trees at Alwen Reservoir, North Wales

A belated Happy New Year to all my site visitors!

Continuing our circumnavigation of Alwen Reservoir in North Wales, Liz and I walked though what seemed to be an enchanted wood, with glowing mosses and ethereal light creating an otherworldy ambiance that I strived to capture in a couple of still images.

The reality was something else again, and I would recommend a visit to this wonderful place if you can possibly manage it.

Click on the images to read more.

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