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20th February 2017

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds passing over the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, UK

A great place for dramatic skies and the unusual sight of people seemingly walking on water, this is the Marine Lake at West Kirby on the Wirral, filmed under threatening clouds for this time lapse video.

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17th February 2017

The snow capped peaks of Snowdonia, viewed across the Denbigh Moors from the Sportsman's Pass, North Wales

A stunning winter's day driving the Sportsman's Pass, one of the most dramatic roads in North Wales, with crisp light on the Denbigh moors and snow on the mountains of Snowdonia.

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

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16th February 2017

The beautiful Porth Dafarch beach at sunset on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales The beautiful Porth Dafarch beach at dusk on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Two images taken from the same spot, on the same day, with the same white balance setting, but either side of sunset.

These two photos show the dramatic change in the colour temperature of the light at this time of day.

Another good reason to keep on photographing well after everyone else has packed up and gone home!

But where was this beautiful location?

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15th February 2017

Wind surfer on the beach at Rhosneigr on Anglesey, North Wales

There's not many opportunities to enjoy an afternoon by the seaside during January in North Wales, so when a sunny day arrived my wife Liz and I took full advantage.

This is the beach at Rhosneigr on the Isle of Anglesey, and we weren't the only ones out braving the cold.

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14th February 2017

Llyn Ogwen and the snow capped peak of Y Garn, Snowdonia National Park, Wales Time lapse video showing clouds over Llyn Ogwen and the snow capped peak of Y Garn in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Two versions of the same scene today at goHOWiE.com.

This is the dramatic snow capped peak of Y Garn with Llyn Ogwen in the foreground in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, captured as both a still image and a time lapse video under very active weather conditions.

When a scene is both as beautiful and dramatic as this it's worth making the extra effort!

Click on the images to visit either the Llyn Ogwen #4 photo page or the Llyn Ogwen Time Lapse #4 video page.


13th February 2017

Time lapse video showing a beautiful sunset over the North Wales coast, as seen from the West Shore at Llandudno

One of my favourite spots to watch and film a sunset from, the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

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10th February 2017

Time lapse video showing the change from day to night over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast

A gentle evening at Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast captured in this mellow time lapse sequence.

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9th February 2017

The constellation Orion over Foel Fenlli in North Wales

A stunning early morning in early September gave me this beautiful view of the constellation Orion rising over the slopes of Foel Fenlli in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

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8th February 2017

The turbines of the Gwynt y Mor wind farm in Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast

One of the most dramatic changes to the North Wales landscape over the past few years has been the installation of the huge offshore Gwynt y Mor (Sea Wind) wind farm in Colwyn Bay.

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7th February 2017

The beach at Llanfairfechan at dusk on the North Wales coast

The ever changing shoreline scenery along the North Wales coast makes for some wonderful photo opportunities, such as this image of the beach at Llanfairfechan, captured in the dusk twilight on an ebbing tide.

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6th February 2017

Clouds catching the colourful light of the rising sun at Moel Famau, North Wales

One of those rare but stunning displays of dawn light, as seen from the Pen Barras car park on the slopes of my local hill, Moel Famau.

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3rd February 2017

The A55 expressway, the Great Orme and the Conwy estuary at dusk on the North Wales coast, as viewed from the Sychnant Pass

A stunning view out over the North Wales coast, taking in the A55 expressway, the Great Orme, Llandudno, the Conwy estuary and Conwy Morfa.

But where was I standing?

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2nd February 2017

Llandudno Pier and the Little Orme at night under a full moon, North Wales

Here's another iconic view from the North Wales coast, looking out over the Victorian pier at Llandudno from the side of the Great Orme.

This night shot was made special by the bright full moon, rising over the Little Orme on the far side of the bay.

What a wonderful spot!

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1st February 2017

Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

If a view is worth photogrpahing then it's worth photographing more than once!

Which is why you can find multiple images here at goHOWiE.com of this iconic view from the Isle of Anglesey out over the Menai Straits, taking in Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge and the peaks of Snowdonia beyond.

Each view is taken from pretty much the same spot, but each image has different lighting, different perspective and different weather, bringing a variety of moods and expressions to mind.

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31st January 2017

Time lapse video showing a beautiful sunset over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

Filmed last Saturday during a brief respite from the January weather, this time lapse video captures a dramatic sunset over the Irish Sea, as seen from Porth Dafarch on the southwest coast of the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

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30th January 2017

Compilation of short video clips showcasing the beautiful and dramatic waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, United Kingdom

Here's something a little different, which I hope will put a smile on your face and some warmth in your heart.

This compilation video is made up of edited highlights of a day that Liz and I spent exploring the wonderful 'Waterfall Walk' in the Brecon Beacons National Park a couple of summers ago.

Just what the doctor ordered for a cold and foggy January morning!

Just click on the thumbnail and enjoy.


27th January 2017

Dramatic clouds over the Marine Lake at West Kirby, Wirral, UK

Living near to several coasts, it's easy for my wife Liz and I to just jump in the car when the weather looks interesting and head off to the seaside.

One of our regular destinations is the Marine lake at West Kirby on the Wirral.

With big skies and a west facing aspect, it's a great spot for an evening's photography.

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26th January 2017

The harbour at Rhos-on-Sea with yachts at low tide on the North Wales coast The harbour at Rhos-on-Sea with yachts at dusk on the North Wales coast

One of the added bonuses from shooting time lapse sequences is that you end up with hundreds of RAW files that can be used for other purposes.

Such as these two still images of the harbour at Rhos-on-Sea on the North Wales coast, culled from either end of a series of shots taken to make my Rhos-on-Sea Timelapse #3 video.

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25th January 2017

The lighthouse at Penmon Point and Puffin Island at dawn on a low tide, Anglesey, North Wales coast

Do you know any places that the mere thought of raises the hairs on the back of your neck?

I know a few, and one of them is Penmon Point on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

A pre-dawn vigil here, just listening and praying (with the odd photo thrown in to capture the memory) is one of my life's highlights.

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24th January 2017

Llyn Padarn and Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, as seen from the Dinorwig slate quarry

One of the quieter places to explore in the ever busy Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is the abandoned slate quarry at Dinorwig, high above the Pass of Llanberis and giving spectacular views out over Llanberis and Llyn Padarn.

Mind you - it helps to visit on a nice day - rain and slate can be a bit grey!

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23rd January 2017

Colwyn Bay under dramatic skies on the North Wales coast

The beautiful North Wales coast is only enhanced by the dramatic and ever changing weather conditions one encounters here.

Such as this view out over the lovely Colwyn Bay, which would have looked pretty mundane without those stunning clouds overhead.

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20th January 2017

Panoramic image of Llyn Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Panoramic image of the Snowdon Horseshoe from Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

If a scene's worth photographing, it's worth photographing twice!

And this scene of the Snowdon Horseshoe, viewed from the side of Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, certainly qualifies for a double take.

Captured using two different focal length lenses, these two panoramic collages each give a different perspective on this iconic vista.

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


19th January 2017

Panoramic image of Llyn Ogwen and the mountain Pen yr Olwen in the Carneddau range, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Wow! Surely one of the most stunning views in the UK, if not the world.

This panoramic collage of the Ogwen Valley takes in Llyn Ogwen and Pen yr Olwen in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Click on the image to read more and see a higher resolution version.


18th January 2017

Time lapse video showing a dramatic storm at sunset over the North Wales coast, as seen from the West Shore at Llandudno

Last weekend saw some dramatic weather over the North Wales coast, with high winds and snow storms sweeping in over the Irish Sea.

Of course, bad weather makes for good photos, and even better time lapse sequences.

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17th January 2017

Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

This is one of those serendipitous images that require being in the right place at the right time, with a camera in your hand ready to go.

The 'right place' on this occasion was Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast.

Click on the thumbnail to find out more about the 'right time'.


16th January 2017

The beach at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

It's grey, cold and wet outside as I write this.

So looking at a lovely, sunny beach scene like this view from the North Wales coastal path at Llanfairfechen is just the ticket to chase away those winter blues!

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13th January 2017

Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), North Wales

A beautiful winter's day in North Wales, with so much loveliness on display just a short drive from home.

This view shows Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), North Wales, bathed in winter sun.

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12th January 2017

Llyn Mymbyr and the mist shrouded peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Photographed on the same day as yesterday's image from Betws-y-Coed, this view of the Snowdon Horseshoe, as seen from Llyn Mymbyr, has the same layer of trapped mist.

Just a stunning view under quite unusual weather conditions.

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11th January 2017

Mist shrouded valleys and mountains in the Snowdonia National Park at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

Winter in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, and a windless day resulted in an inversion layer forming over the peaks and valleys, leading to some lovely mist shrouded scenes.

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10th January 2017

Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, North Wales, at dusk

The first snows of winter 2016 proved too good to resist from a photographic point of view, and where better to include the white capped peaks of Snowdonia in a composition than overlooking the Menai Straits, with Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge taking centre stage in the gathering dusk.

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9th January 2017

Colourful rocks at Sychnant Pass on the North Wales coast near Dwgyfylchi Sychnant Pass on the North Wales coast near Dwgyfylchi at sunset

One of the hidden gems of North Wales beauty spots, these two images are of the Sychnant Pass, that runs between the coastal towns of Conway and Dwgyfylchi.

A lovely place for a hike, especially in the golden glow of a late afternoon sun.

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6th January 2017

Panoramic image of Criccieth on the Welsh coast

The result of a serendipitous wrong turn, this panoramic image of the seaside town of Criccieth, on the Welsh coast wasn't quite what I was planning to photograph.

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5th January 2017

Colourful clouds at sunset over the West Shore, Llandudno, on the North Wales coast Beautiful sunset over the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast Beautiful sunset over the Menai Straits on the North Wales coast, featuring a moored yacht

Who can resist a lovely sunset? Certainly not me!

And here are three sunsets to enjoy, all from my home turf on the North Wales coast.

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4th January 2017

Time lapse video showing clouds over Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

A little closer to home for today's offering here at goHOWiE.com, with a time lapse video shot over the Christmas break on the banks of the beautiful Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park.

I'm so blessed to live within easy reach of such stunning scenery!

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3rd January 2017

Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds over Stornoway in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland Time lapse video showing cruise ship departure from Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands, Scotland Time lapse video showing dramatic clouds over the Icelandic coast at Reykjavik

Happy New Year!

Back from the Christmas hols and slowy winding back up to full speed with three time lapse videos that I compiled during the break.

These three videos were all shot last summer during the cruise Liz and I took to Iceland and back, and feature three locations where we stopped off for a day or two.

Click on the thumbnails to watch the videos and read more.


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