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Matthew Walters on January 13, 2007

Portmeirion is perhaps most famous for being the location for the 60's series 'The Prisoner', although a popular range of pottery is also available with the same name. on February 28, 2007



Can you tell me if the foreground is sand please ?.

It seems like being in a place with lots of tidal phaenomena.

Is it 360d please ?

It is definitely above 200deg !

You have many photos, I like browsing them

I hope to be able to upload some more of mine soon here.

Matthew Walters on February 28, 2007

I'm glad you like my photos. The foreground is (wet) sand, the tide comes in quite quickly and you can probably tell from the satelite image that you could get surrounded quickly if you were not careful.

It's not 360 deg, as you say, it is probably about 200. on March 1, 2007

One of my desires when I was still in UK, was to do weather forcasting for photographers.

This way I could do some more drama with my images. Ie predict about clouds visibility, humidity affected of course etc.

I live on a bit isolated island in greece now, where I work but the rural area and mantality of thinking in peoples mind does not allow for too much art here.

Of course, I always go under the british way of shooting landscapes and so far this makes me happy.

So when I look especially in the UK countryside etc., I remember when I was shooting some tidal landscapes for my uni asignments.

On the island I live, tides do exist, but without big effect, like in uk, as the shore line does not extend too much. Maybe is geographic possition which plays important role to this as well.

If you know any links on reading tips on weather I would appreciate If you could mail some to me here or in my e-mail please.

This panoramic view is fascinating !.

It is like being there and watching the light around the area at that time. on March 3, 2007

I have uploaded some new photos in my gallery. Please have an invitation :-)

Farz Brujunet on April 15, 2007

Very good view, number 1295 !

Bonjour chez vous ! (be seeing you)

Matthew Walters on April 15, 2007

Thanks - but I am not a number, however I do know who number one is...

bryanzxr12 on September 18, 2007

lovely beach near porthmadoc

Arzy Arzamas on August 4, 2009


Annette Strauch on March 8, 2011

Great panoramic shot! Have never watched "The Prisoner" but I will do so. Have been to Portmeirion about five or six times now....

Matthew Walters on March 8, 2011

Thanks Annette. The Prisoner is an acquired taste, but if you've visited Portmeirion it is definitely worth trying to catch an episode or two. Just make sure you go for the 60's original though, not the remake.

(Portmeirion is a great place!)

Annette Strauch on August 17, 2011

I must watch "The Prisoner", Matthew. I must. Yes, Portmeirion is always the houses in its stunning location..."The Prisoner" is something I would really love to watch - and I must admit I have never seen a single episode of "Doctor Who" which is also located in Wales but not in Portmeirion. Sorry I did not comment any further but I did not see it. By chance, I came across this photo just now. Many greetings, Annette. I will let you know what I think of "The Prisoner". Thank you.

taoy (keep Panoramio… on August 18, 2011

Hi Matthew, great panorama of the Portmeirion!

I saw "The Prisoner" when I was a little kid. I think that is the best TV series ever and forever.

Be seeing you!

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