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After a couple of years' worth of gentle encouragement by my wife Liz I finally agreed for us to take a day trip to one of the top tourist attractions in North Wales, the somewhat iconic Italiante village of Portmeirion.
The only fact that I knew about Portmeirion was that the classic '60s cult TV series 'The Prisoner' was filmed there, so I didn't really know what to expect.
Fortunately for us we chose a lovely day in early July to visit, with bright sun and blue skies bringing out the best of the vivid colours in which most of the buildings are painted.
Well, I was won over as soon as we walked through the entrance, with so many beautiful and quirky ornate buildings to look at, set with care for the visual aesthetic around lovely landscaped gardens.
Our viewing of the village and its surrounding estates was somewhat leisurely, with me stopping every few yards to take yet another photo of yet another eye catching arrangement of colourful buildings and gardens.
This view is probably the most famous, and takes in the classical gardens together with some of the more impressive and colourful architecture.
Filename - portmeirion 08.jpg
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Portmeirion, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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