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23rd February 2018

Panoramic image of the seaside promenade at Puerto del Carmen on the south coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Panoramic image of the old harbour at Puerto del Carmen on the south coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Apart from driving around Lanzarote to find out of the way places to explore during our week long winter break earlier this month, my wife Liz and I did spend a small amount of time looking around the tourist spots near to where we were staying at Puerto del Carmen on the south coast.

We were pleasantly suprised at how sympathetically the tourist areas had been laid out, and very impressed with how clean and well maintained everything was.

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22nd February 2018

Panoramic image of rugged volcanic landscape around Haria on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

Lanzarote proved to be a great island for driving around, with spectacular roadside views to be enjoyed.

My wife Liz and I especially loved the north coast roads, high up in the mountains overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

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21st February 2018

Panoramic image of the island of La Graciosa off the north coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands Panoramic image of the island of La Graciosa off the north coast of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

One of the loveliest places that Liz and I visited during our week long winter break on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands was at the north tip of the island, overlooking the smaller islands of La Graciosa and Montana Clara.

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20th February 2018

Panoramic image of rugged volcanic landscape around La Geria on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

A panoramic image of the volcanic landscape of inland Lanzarote, around the wine producing region of La Geria.

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19th February 2018

Panoramic image of the Salinas de Janubio salt pans on the coast of Lanzarote, Canary Islands PPanoramic image of the Atlantic coastline at El Golfo on the west coast of Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Lanzarote, in the Canary islands, is a relatively small island compared with the likes of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, so my wife Liz and I were able to explore pretty much all of it during our week long winter break there earlier this month.

Now I've got the job of trawling through the hundreds of still images I took during our travels, picking the best to showcase here at goHOWiE.com.

We're starting off with two dramatic panoramic images from the west coast, where the Atlantic ocean meets the barren volcanic landscape of this most unusual landscape.

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16th February 2018

Time lapse video showing showing a gentle sunset over the coast of Lanzarote at Puerto del Carmen, Canary Islands Time lapse video showing showing a dramatic sunset over the volcanic coast of Lanzarote at Famara, Canary Islands

Holidays and sunsets just go together like strawberries and cream, and here are two sunset time lapse videos taken at the beginning and end of the week that Liz and I spent exploring Lanzarote in the Canary Islands earlier this month.

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15th February 2018

Time lapse video showing showing dusk falling over the seaside promenade at Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Time lapse video showing showing dusk falling over the harbour at Playa Blanca, Lanzarote, Canary Islands Time lapse video showing showing dusk falling over shipwreck Telamon on the coast of Lanzarote at Arrecife, Canary Islands

Three more time lapse videos from the dramatic volcanic island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, this time featuring the man-made environment at the best time of day for such scenes - dusk.

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14th February 2018

Time lapse video showing showing cumulus clouds blowing over the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote Time lapse video showing showing cumulus clouds blowing over the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote Time lapse video showing showing cumulus clouds blowing over the volcanic landscape of Lanzarote

Phew! - Just got back from a week's photography and filming around Lazarote in the Canary Islands while on holiday with my wife Liz, who's very understanding when it comes to spending a couple of hours watching me hunched over tripod and camera!

I would describe the weather as similar to a pleasant summer's day in North Wales - around 19°C, stiffish breeze with intermittent clouds and the odd shower of rain.

I love these conditions as boring clear blue skies just don't do it for me photographically speaking, but the locals were acting as though it was freezing!

So I took full advantage of the active weather and amazing volcanic landscapes to shoot time lapse video, of which these are three examples showing cumulus clouds blowing over the landscape in various locations around the island.

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13th February 2018

The steamer Balmoral as it sails past the Little Orme in Llandudno Bay on the North Wales coast Llandudno West Shore beach just before sunset on a summer's evening, North Wales coast

The seaside town of Llandudno on the North Wales coast has two beaches, the North Shore and the West Shore.

These two images were each taken on a different shore, depicting two very different sides to Llandudno.

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12th February 2018

RSPB Elin's Tower and South Stack lighthouse on the cliffs at South Stack, Anglesey, North Wales Drystone wall and heather at South Stack on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales Church graveyard and suspension bridge on the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Overgrown monument stone in a church graveyard on the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

Four eclectic images from the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, all taken on the same day but at opposite ends of the island and in very different weather conditions.

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31st January 2018

Colourful sky at dusk over the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast, featuring the Flintshire suspension bridge and Connah's Quay power station Colourful sky at dusk over the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast, featuring the Flintshire suspension bridge and Connah's Quay power station Colourful sky at dusk over the river Dee estuary on the North Wales coast, featuring the Flintshire suspension bridge and Connah's Quay power station

These three images show a gorgeous midsummer twilight sky over the estuary of the river Dee as it flows past the industrial landscape of Deeside and Connah's Quay on the North Wales coast.

This is my local river, and even this industrial scene is rendered beautiful in the right light.

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30th January 2018

Yachts floating on the Mawddach estuary as viewed from Fairbourne on the mid Wales coast, with the Barmouth railway bridge in the background Colourful sky at dusk over the Conwy Estuary on the North Wales coast

In the right light and weather the coast of Wales is absolutely stunning, and as proof here are images of two estuaries, the Mawddach estuary and Conwy estuary, both captured in quite different, but equally arresting, light in June 2017.

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29th January 2018

Time lapse video of night falling over Llandudno Pier and North Shore on the North Wales coast

Having been trapped indoors by bad weather for too long, my wife Liz and I took the opportunity of a few hours' break in the January rain to venture out to the North Wales coast.

We ended up just after sunset on the Great Orme, overlooking Llandudno pier and North Shore promenade, which is where I filmed this time lapse sequence of dusk falling over the bay.

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26th January 2018

The beach at Porth Trecastell on Anglesey on the North Wales coast The beach with seaweed at Porth Trecastell on Anglesey on the North Wales coast The beach and rocks at Porth Trecastell on Anglesey on the North Wales coast

Back to beautiful North Wales today here at goHOWiE.com, with three photos from the west coast of Anglesey at a tiny little beach called Porth Trecastell, pictured on a lovely summer's evening in June 2017.

Small, but perfectly formed!

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25th January 2018

St John's church in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England St John's church in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Continuing with the brief foray my wife Liz and I made into England to visit our daughter Allie (the designer of this website's logo, among other things) in the summer of 2017.

These two photos show the lovey parish church of St John's in the middle of Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

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24th January 2018

Graffiti on old brick railway arches in Stroud, England Graffiti on old brick railway arches in Stroud, England Graffiti on old brick railway arches in Stroud, England

And now for something completely different!

These old graffiti covered brick railway viaduct arches in Stroud, Gloucestershire, are about as opposite as you can get from my normal photographic fare of beautiful landscapes.

But even so, the decay and dereliction hold an enigmatic beauty all their own.

My thanks to my artist daughter Allie for showing us round some of the less well visited places in her current home town!

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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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