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31st December 2019

Vivid double rainbow over the beach at Prestatyn on the North Wales coast Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Sunset over the North Wales coast at Deganwy Boats moored in the Conwy estuary on the North Wales coast at sunset

A few more views from the wonderful North Wales coast, captured earlier this year during time lapse shoots.

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30th December 2019

Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales

One of the most photographed landmarks in North Wales, and understandably so.

This is the watchtower on the tip of Llanddwyn Island on the southwest of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, photographed here through three various stages of sunset and dusk.

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29th December 2019

Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Dusk and moonset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

The Menai Straits seperating the Isle of Anglesey from the North Wales coast is a place of wonder, especially in the light of a beautiful sunset or dusk.

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28th December 2019

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

The Point of Ayr lighthouse on the beach at Talacre, North Wales.

A stunning location at either end of the day.

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27th December 2019

Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast

A beautiful sunset and twilight over the Gwynt y Mor offshore windfarm is shown here, as photographed from Rhyl on the North Wales coast.

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26th December 2019

Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Brandon Bay, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Clogher Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland Storm clouds over Stradbally Strand, Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland

The Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland, is a wonderland of dramatic scenery and even more dramatic weather which my wife Liz and I love to explore when visiting family over on the Emerald Isle.

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25th December 2019

Sprague Lake at dawn, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA

A very Happy and Blessed Christmas to all who take the time to visit my website here at goHOWiE.com. Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement this past year.

And here's an image that slipped through the net a few years ago now - Dawn over Sprague Lake in the stunning Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.

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24th December 2019

Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Dusk over the beach at Porth Dafarch on the Anglesey coast, North Wales Video showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse showing sunset over Porth Dafarch beach, Anglesey, North Wales

A late December trip to Porth Dafarch on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales was a chilly but very enjoyable affair.

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23rd December 2019

Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunbeams and storm clouds over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

The Snowdonia National Park in North Wales attracts some pretty dramatic weather systems, and with scenery to match it's no wonder my wife Liz and I spend so much of our free time here.

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22nd December 2019

Suspension bridge over the river Dee at Queensferry, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at sunset, Deeside, North Wales Connah's Quay power station and suspension bridge at night, Deeside, North Wales

The Flintshire suspension bridge over the river Dee estuary at Connah's Quay on Deeside, North Wales makes for a dramatic and very photogenic subject.

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21st December 2019

Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky Stratocumulus clouds forming a wave like pattern in the sky

These beautiful stratocumulus clouds formed right over my head while standing in my drive, so of course I grabbed my camera!

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20th December 2019

Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Moon over Colwyn Bay on the North Wales coast Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Snowdon mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales Stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Llyn Padarn at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Llyn Padarn and moon at night, Llanberis, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales Moon at half phase at night with craters Stars of the Plough constellation in the night sky

The night skies over North Wales offer some wonderful and enigmatic views, especially during the long winter darkness.

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19th December 2019

Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Vale of Clwyd and Snowdonia mountains at dusk, North Wales Clocaenog wind farm at dusk, North Wales

A beautiful autumnal dusk over the Vale of Clwyd in North Wales.

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18th December 2019

Panoramic view over Criccieth beach on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Criccieth castle on the North Wales coast Hotels on the seafront at Criccieth on the North Wales coast

The North Wales coast is home to some pretty quaint seaside resorts, a prime example of which is Criccieth on the Llyn Peninsula.

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17th December 2019

Rolling farmland near Llanwrst in North Wales Waterlogged field near Llanwrst, North Wales

The lovely rolling countryside of North Wales near Llanwrst is featured in these two images, captured in the light of a lowering October sun.

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16th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales The Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

The last gasp of autumn colours along the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

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15th December 2019

Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales Waterfall on the Afon Llugwy river at Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales

Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is one of the wettest places in the UK, and all that water has to go somewhere!

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14th December 2019

Panoramic view over Denbigh Moors, North Wales Farmland with sheep on the Denbigh Moors, North Wales Derelict building on Denbigh Moors in North Wales

The Denbigh Moors in North Wales - bleak, windswept and wonderful.

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13th December 2019

Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Conway castle and railway bridge from the Conwy estuary, North Wales Flint castle and rainbow at high tide on the North Wales coast Flint castle at high tide on the North Wales coast Rhuddlan castle on the banks of the river Clwyd, North Wales

One of the many things that North Wales is reknowned for is its castles, and here are just three of them, at Conway, Flint and Rhuddlan.

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12th December 2019

Colourful clouds at sunrise over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Clwydian range hills at night with stars and Moel-y-Parc transmitter mast Sunrise through fog over the Clwydian Range, North Wales Full moon shining through clouds over the Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales Stars and clouds over the Clwydian Range at night, North Wales Sunset over the Clwydian Range in North Wales The constellation Orion over the Clywdian Range AONB in North Wales

The Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Wales is a beautiful place, and even more so outside of 'normal' daylight visiting hours!

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11th December 2019

Jubilee tower on the summit of Moel Famau at night, North Wales Milky way over the Clwydian Range AONB in North Wales at night Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales Milky way over the Jubilee Tower, Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales

Although the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) near my home in North Wales isn't officially a Dark Skies reserve you can still get far enough away from civilisation to get a good view of the Milky Way on a clear night.

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10th December 2019

Panoramic view of Rhyl harbour at low tide under stormy skies Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Pont y Ddraig footbridge at Rhyl harbour on the North Wales coast Sunset over the Irish Sea from Rhyl, North Wales Sunset over the beach at Rhyl on the North Wales coast

Beautiful light around sunset on the North Wales coast at Rhyl.

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9th December 2019

Trees in dappled sunlight at Llyn Mymbry, Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Tree in autumn colours at Llyn Mymbyr in Snowdonia, North Wales Old twisted tree by Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Although the scenery around Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, is usually photographed on a large scale (understandably so), there are plenty of lovely smaller views to delight the senses.

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8th December 2019

Stormy weather over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales Sunset over Snowdon and Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales Stars and clouds over Llyn Mymbyr at night, Snowdonia, North Wales Milky way over Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

Day or night, Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales provides some stunning views when the light is right!

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7th December 2019

Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales Multi-coloured umbrellas over Palace Street, Caernarfon, North Wales

An unusual exhibition filled Palace Street in Caernarfon last August, and Liz and I were on hand to enjoy the spectacle.

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6th December 2019

Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Seagull on a post at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales coast Caernarfon Castle with reflections at dusk on the North Wales coast

Twilight on the North Wales coast, with some beautiful sights to enjoy and photograph in and around Caernarfon.

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5th December 2019

Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at sunset Boats in Victoria Dock at sunset at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at dusk at Caernarfon, North Wales Boats in Victoria Dock at twilight at Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at sunset on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Yachts moored in the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon at dusk on the North Wales coast Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at dusk

The half hour or so either side of sunset is a magical time for photography, as the cool tones of twilight slowly replace the warmth of direct sunlight.

And it helps if you're in a beautiful location when capturing the light changing, sush as overlooking the Victoria Dock at Caernarfon on the North Wales coast.

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4th December 2019

Panoramic view of Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Red footbridge at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales Yachts moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Crane at Victoria Dock, Caernarfon on the North Wales coast Caernarfon town walls, North Wales

The culturally significant town of Caernarfon on the North Wales coast is somewhere that my wife Liz and I often end up at following a day spent exploring the Snowdonia National Park.

A great way to round off a day out, with plenty of photo opportunities on hand around the castle and harbour.

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3rd December 2019

Time lapse of stars and satellites reflecting in a lake, Buckley, North Wales Time lapse of night clouds over Ruthin in the Vale of Clwyd, North Wales Time lapse of sunset over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of dusk over the Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales Time lapse of the Milky Way over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon, Wales

A brief window in the awful late November weather gave me an opportunity to get out and about around North Wales to capture these dramaitc time lapse video sequences.

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2nd December 2019

Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Groynes at Llanfairfechan beach on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Beach and headland at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

Yesterday I presented some images of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, taken during the summer months.

Today, there are more images of Llanfairfechen, but this time taken in crisp winter sunlight.

Compare the two and see if you can spot the difference in the quality of the light.

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1st December 2019

Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Old building with turret tower at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Cow in a field at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

These are some views from the sleepy seaside resort of Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast, a favourite haunt of my wife Liz and mine when we want a stroll in the peace and quiet.

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