In the 1800's Porthgain (Gain in Welsh means 'fine' ... so maybe 'fine port or harbour) was known for a number of industries, mainly slate and brick. The harbour, breakwater and piers from 1851 had a horse drawn tramway from the slate quarry at near by Abereiddy. Later, a narrow gauge railway but that was closed along with the road. The now picturesque harbour was once home to the hard-working quarry men. A few cottages can still be seen.
If you are near by make sure to take a trip to the 'blue lagoon'. Why not sample the yummy 'fish & chips' from various venue round about ... you won't be disappointed!
Many artists have techniques for checking composition and tonal qualities.
Here are a few that I employ, both in the daytime and at night:
Jump out of a doorway - look as if it the first time you have seen the picture.
Look at the painting over your shoulder through a mirror.
First thing in the morning get a 'quick response impression'
Turn the work upside down, on its side.
The famous 'squint' technique is good.
Look from various distances ... far & near.
Photograph in black and white ... or make digital changes to see the effects.
Remember: if it works in black & white ... it probably works!