In search of Gavin and Stacey. Barry Island Wales.

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In search of Gavin and Stacey. Our destination is Barry Island Wales.

We often used to visit Bridgend in South Wales but never got to look around as we were always on a job at various garages shooting for the trade mag Automotivation. So the current plan was to go back and take a look at the very famous Barry Island in search of Gavin and Stacey.


On the drive in I was playing videos in my head of Nessa packing 60 regal working down at the slots, Dave’s coaches bringing tourists in by the bucket load and Smithy working out in Brin’s home gym, anticipation running high.


It was the bank holiday weekend, spring bank, so I was expecting a full house with nowhere to park but on arrival the opposite was true it was like a ghost town, parking freely available.


Are we in the right place I thought, this is not even an island, there’s nothing open and nobody here! It took about 10 minutes to walk from one end of the strip to the other, but I have to say its a street photographers paradise, full of tat and Gavin and Stacey memorabilia, it seemed that every establishment posts “Gavin and Stacey was here”.


Anyway it was a perfect place to give the mighty full frame Nikon D800 a test armed with a 24mm f2.8 lens only. The camera and lens combination is small enough to be discreet but packs the mighty punch of a 36.3 megapixel Cmos Sensor and supports both FX and DX formats.


The camera is an absolute dream to use, image quality is fabulous, allowing you to produce stunning prints at a size which will blow your mind. I will of course be posting a full video review on the Nikon at a later date so subscribe to our newsletter if you’re interested.

These are of my street photography images of Barry Island, this is my take on it and I hope you enjoy..


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