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    Portmeirion

    Located on the estuary of the River Dwyryd in North Wales sits the village of Portmeirion, built in the style of an Italian village by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The village, developed between 1925-1975 is a holiday resort with the houses being available for self catering holidays.

    This images shows the estuary and the main hotel which is situated at the bottom of the village. I have just spent a week there and can thoroughly recommend it.

    Portmeirion

    Aperture: f/8 Exposure: 1/200 ISO: 100

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Chris - I like the look of that (the image), but can you re-post it at a larger size so that we see it bigger when we look at it in the Lightbox?

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    Drove past there last week, but haven't visited for a couple of years. It is well worth a visit, especially if you are interested in architecture, and Welsh eccentricity. I think there is a lean to the left in the shot. Perhaps you had just come out of the hotel bar?

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    Portmeirion

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Here is the final version

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    Last edited by Donald; 21st July 2011 at 08:03 AM. Reason: Text edit after deletion of posts as requested.

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Hi Chris
    Yet another Chris on this site, must be about 7 or 8 of us now!
    Lovely image, I agree it is a very photogenic place and you have done justice to the scene. I would make a small suggestion on the 'crop', I don't think you need that second rise of trees in the top right of the image and would crop it off and at the same time take a small amount off the left to balance the landscape format. That would leave a nice leading line (the light part of the sea) taking the eye into the image from the bottom left, up to the building on the point then down the jetty to the white buildings.

    Well done Chris

    Chris

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    You beat me to it Donald. Perhaps you could remove my two previous efforts.
    All done.

    Bang! What an impact when you open that up in the Lightroom. Feels like you're right there. Brilliant.

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Great shot! I spent much of my childhood round those parts - we had a static caravan in Porthmadog, just round the corner. Had some of the best holidays ever round there

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    Re: Portmeirion

    I cropped your larger image, what do you think? - I agree with Don, it does 'sing'!

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Just another thought - Has the hotel got anything nearly as good as this in its marketing material? A couple of free nights in return for permission to use the image seems like a good deal.

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    Re: Portmeirion

    Oooops the image didn't upload - sorry!

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    Lovely shot. My wife keeps mentioning this place and wants to go there, it's been used as a location for several films too.I'll show her this photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnC View Post
    Lovely shot. My wife keeps mentioning this place and wants to go there, it's been used as a location for several films too.I'll show her this photo
    Some of us remember The Prisoner series with Patrick McGoohan.


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    Re: Portmeirion

    Thanks for your kind comments - much appreciated.

    Donald - Nice idea, particularly as I am going back in October I could do with a couple of free nights.

    Chris - Thanks for posting your version. I understand what you are getting at but I wanted to give some idea of the size and importance of the Dwyryd Estuary.

    Rob - interesting video. I watched most of the Prisoner series back in the 1960's when it was first broadcast. Portmeirion hold Prisoner weekends for the devotees.

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    Rob-include me in the 'some of us remember The Prisoner' 1967/8 I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    I watched most of the Prisoner series back in the 1960's when it was first broadcast.
    Good Lord! you don't look old enough!

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    Portmeirion hold Prisoner weekends for the devotees.
    Yes... the last time I was there (two years ago) I was chatting to a very nice young lady (until my wife came in) in the Prisoner shop. Turned out she was a relative of Clough Williams-Ellis. She told me all about the weekends. Trouble is, I don't have a Lotus Super 7.

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    rob marshall

    Re: Portmeirion

    This is one of mine - hope you don't mind me posting it. I think it's the church and gallery - I really must start taking notes of what I shoot.

    Portmeirion

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