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A really nice town with a lot of the old town wall remaining as well as the castle. A Roman fort, then a Norman motte and bailey castle, and then rebuilt by Edward I in his invasion and colonisation of Wales in 1283.

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Nice to see this, its not the typical picture postcard shot.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Sheila
Such an expanse! The lines by the boats compliment the swish of the clouds.
John Prior: Thank you T, first time I'd been here, a nice town.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Sep 2011, 02:42
HEY! Where'd all the water go?
Another great photo
John Prior: Thanks a lot Debb
High and dry at low tide John.... but it makes for a fantastic photo.... i'll bet that you got your boots muddy taking this shot.... but it was worth it....petersmile
John Prior: Thanks Peter, I stayed on the shingle smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Sep 2011, 05:53
Must be a terrific place to visit John
John Prior: Well worth a visit, and can recommend the 'Black boy' Inn
I love that castle! I really like the perspective you chose here- well done!
John Prior: Thanks a lot Elizabeth
It is a nice town and this is a fine shot of it
John Prior: Thanks a lot Bill
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Sep 2011, 07:11
The castle itself is mesmerizing enough, John, but to see all the boats on the shore waiting for high tide just blows me away. This is something I never saw in America!
John Prior: Thanks you Ginnie, Old towns are always interesting, especially provincial ones. America of course has it's own charms.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Sep 2011, 07:31
I can't believe I have not been here. Another one for the list.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, well worth a visit.
Grand composition, John. I always manage to get the ice cream van in the way!
John Prior: Thanks Graeme, I try not to head straight towards the Ice cream van, although will power was never a strong point.
This castle and Conway and Harlic are all great castles ...the image is fine as well John.
John Prior: Thanks Richard, I like Wales a lot.
I like the jelly bean houses in the background.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Mary, I wouldn't mind one smile
Super shot John, better without the water I think, all those nice lead in lines of the boats and ropes.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Brian, the weather was always better in the late afternoon, when the tide was out.
Beautiful picture John. The castle is wonderful to see. It looks to be in superb condition.
John Prior: Thanks a lot Frances
The way the boats and lines draw you in to the castle is perfect John. Lovely composition
John Prior: Thanks a lot Janet
Great shot of this beautiful old town. Love the architecture. Like the wide angle view especially the boats in the foreground.
Very nice photo!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 29 Sep 2011, 02:44
i can't fathom a place like this still standing. fascinating.
Very nice view! Love the constrat.
Have a nice day.
  • anjana
  • india
  • 12 Oct 2011, 11:40
Lovely composition. I am still learning the ropes but I am sure that this is not a perspective I can acheive with my ordinary lens. Do tell me if you used a wide angled lens and if a filter was part of your equipment in getting this effect.
John Prior: Thank you Anjana for comment. Yes this was a Sony 20mm wide angle prime lens on a full frame sensor. On an APS-C sensor it would be equivalent to around 30mm. No filter used, just adjustment in Adobe Lightroom.
  • anjana
  • india
  • 13 Oct 2011, 06:42
thank you John

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