Posted by: photographytuition | November 9, 2011

Portmeirion village, north Wales.

I went and stayed in Portmeirion last week – a unique and extraordinary place – a photographers dream especially at dusk and sunset.

Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm at 38mm. ISO 200. 1/90 sec f8. Exposure - 1/2 stop.

Portmeirion was built between 1925 and 1975 to resemble an Italian village. The photo above shows most of the village – almost all the buildings are available for self catering – at a price!

Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm at 40mm. ISO 3200, 1/20 sec f4.8. Exposure -1 stop.

Evening shot showing some of the wacky colours tha are found in the village. You can probably guess I didn’t have my tripod with me. If I had I certainly wouldn’t be using ISO 3200!

Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm at 38mm. ISO 400, 1/90 sec f8. Exposure -1 stop.

Portmeirion isn’t just fancy buildings, shops and cafes – there’s 70 acres of sub-tropical gardens as well.

It’s interesting to see how often I reduce the exposure in my shots. Dark scenes are best kept dark and the tendency is for the camera to lighten dark scenes.

Nikon D7000 with 16-85mm at 16mm. ISO 800, 1/180 sec f8. Exposure -1 stop.

I might have been better using a smaller aperture for greater depth of field however with the lens set at a very wide 16mm I probably got away with it. (Wide angle lenses have inherently more depth of field).  For a better quality image with marginally less ‘noise’ (blotchiness)  I should have used ISO 400 and 1/90 sec at f8. With the Image Stabiliser on and such a wide angle lens camera shake shouldn’t be an issue.

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Responses

  1. Even great photographers need a holiday. very high quality holiday pix.

  2. I never would have guessed where you were. Looks like a very interesting place.


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