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I was really lucky here to get a rare view of the summit of Penyfan with no one else in the shot AND a clear view!!
(actually I fib - but I only cloned out 1 person!!)

Camera:Canon PowerShot G2
Recording media:Digital Compact Flash 1
Title:Penyfan Summit
Username:Mari Mari
Uploaded:31 Jan 2004 - 11:12 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
Votes:27

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pebbles
pebbles e2 Member 10106 forum postspebbles vcard
31 Jan 2004 - 11:22 AM

Mari, Hi, well done you for getting up there, I would love to go. I had an idea that us Welsh lasses and lads could get together for trips, see posting in the forum re Ystradfelte. Let me know what you think and anyone else of course who would like to arrange a trip, you don't have to be Welsh !!!!

Alethea

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 11:25 AM

Great idea Alethea - we have so much fantastic photographic potential here on our doorstep - too good a chance to miss!

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naturenut
naturenut e2 Member 121801 forum postsnaturenut vcard England
31 Jan 2004 - 11:30 AM

Mari, this is a stunning photo, think I need to come over the Severn Bridge sometime !
Well done.
Margaret.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Margaret - you really should!

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brian13
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31 Jan 2004 - 11:59 AM

Not a car park in sight. Nice one Mari.
Brian.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 12:11 PM

No Brian - I take all the credit for this one being definitely down to shanks's pony!

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 11580 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2004 - 12:12 PM

Very nice Mari, must be some view from the very top.

Regards
Terry.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 12:13 PM

Thanks Terry - had a fantastic view this day but a bit hazy, but at least there was no cloud.

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tony joslyn
31 Jan 2004 - 12:34 PM

Been there two or three times and never had weather like this! Nice shot of a great place.
Tony

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IanA
IanA e2 Member 113048 forum postsIanA vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2004 - 12:39 PM

A 'click' for getting there Mari!
Just a thought, would leaving the figure in have given a sense of scale?
Regards
Ian

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 12:54 PM

Thanks Tony and Ian. Ian - the person was literally a speck in the distance but you're right a person would have given it some sense of scale.

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Franticsmurf
Franticsmurf e2 Member 12829 forum postsFranticsmurf vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 1:28 PM

Great shot Mari. The path literally takes you into the shot and I like the way the land falls off to the left - well exposed to bring out the detail there.

I've never been to the summit so hats off for that. I know it's always busy so I have to ask, how many people do you push off the ridge to clear this view? They call that 'cloning' now, do they? Smile
Dave

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2004 - 1:48 PM

What a beautifully simple shot Mari...works well. Can't see where the cloning took place either!
It's nice to be reminded of how steep those sides are. Linda & I enjoyed the times we've walked here...but it's always been very crowded!

Mike

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stevie
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31 Jan 2004 - 1:53 PM

Great impact from simplicity.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 3:31 PM

Well Dave, perhaps one or two but most were on Corn Ddu eating their sandwiches at the time!!

Thanks Mike - the sides are really steep aren't they.

Thanks Steve

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MartinWait
MartinWait e2 Member 1088 forum postsMartinWait vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 - 4:07 PM

Fantastic shot!
For me a person in-shot would detract the eye from this magnificent picture.
Spot-on Mari.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 4:12 PM

Thanks, Martin

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alben
alben e2 Member 13142 forum postsalben vcard England
31 Jan 2004 - 4:12 PM

What a stunner,i love the lead in with the path taking you to the sumit,making you wonder what the view must be like from the top,excellent work.Alan

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gibbsy
gibbsy e2 Member 11403 forum postsgibbsy vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 5:24 PM

Good shot Mari. I'm never likely to get up there, so you won't be able to push me off. Where did all the people go, it's usually like Piccadilly Circus up there.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
31 Jan 2004 - 7:12 PM

Thanks Alan - its a great view.

Thanks Gerwyn - you're right its normally heaving.

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amaryllis
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31 Jan 2004 - 7:43 PM

Mari,

Lovely shot.....stunning in its simplicity..!!

I've been asking myself why I like it so much....maybe it's something to do with me having been born in the Gower...oops i've let that secret slip now..!!

:-}}}

phil

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Gary_Williams
Gary_Williams e2 Member 1138 forum postsGary_Williams vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2004 - 8:44 PM

Great shot, so simple but so effective. Really nice.

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Skinz
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31 Jan 2004 - 9:01 PM

Very nice Mari and very very sharp. Great shot of a great place. I was there in the early 90's and it's an impressive place to be.

Rich

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vfr400
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31 Jan 2004 - 10:17 PM

Couldn't we borrow just 1 of your hills for East Anglia? impressive photo.
chris

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ericfaragh
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31 Jan 2004 - 10:50 PM

Impressively massive, colourful and empty. Well done. Smile

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ericfaragh
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31 Jan 2004 - 10:50 PM

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
1 Feb 2004 - 12:15 AM

Thanks Phil, Gary, Rich Chris and Eric.

Phil - I knew there was a bit of Welsh in there somewhere!!

Chris if you flattened out all of the hills and mountains in Wales, it would be bigger than England!! lol I'm sure we could negotiate one small one!!

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notabimbo
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1 Feb 2004 - 1:50 AM

Wonderful shot, Mari....I'm in agreement with all the above!

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
1 Feb 2004 - 10:28 AM

Thanks Amy.

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railton
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1 Feb 2004 - 11:14 AM

An extraordinary image I feel due in no small part to its classic composition.

Good call to remove a distracting figure, not needed for scale, we have that with the stones and grasses stirring memories of similar journeys made.

A good reason to go to the hills with camera kit is to record a view for others less fortunate to enjoy, this image does that and more, it places the viewer on the hill and allows the mind to wander. A classic.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
1 Feb 2004 - 12:09 PM

John, thanks so much for your feedback. Very much appreciated. I feel really lucky to be able to get places like this now and again.

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geegee
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1 Feb 2004 - 8:44 PM

Simply Great! (And excellent cloning).

George.

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue e2 Member 1216195 forum postsSuziBlue vcard Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2004 - 10:09 PM

Mari - a real stunner of a shot. I agree - no figures needed. However I like your 'cloning' technique and am taking notes .. would it work in London do ya think .. tee hee

Seriously - this is glorious. Real clarity, sense of scale, drama, grandeur, beauty. Love it.

*clicketyclicketyclicketyclick*

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
1 Feb 2004 - 10:20 PM

Thanks George, and thanks too Suzi. May take you a while to clone out some of the population of London but it'd be good practice!!

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cameraboy56
3 Feb 2004 - 10:06 PM

Have been thinking about this shot Mari, why do I like it so much, apart from the title being spelt right I mean Wink) LOL

I have sussed it, it's the way the eye is led round the whole image, very simple but very very effective.
Well done great shot.....click from me.
Marty

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
3 Feb 2004 - 10:14 PM

Marty - I took ages going to sleep last night wondering if I had upset you by pointing out your spelling of the lake. As a Welshie It leapt out at me, sorry. Am I forgiven? Its such a beautiful image.

By the way - thanks for your great comment!

Mari










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cameraboy56
3 Feb 2004 - 10:24 PM

Me upset never still on cloud nine after recieving my 1st EC and PotW,
and WINNING THE WORLD CUP.....LOL

Marty

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
3 Feb 2004 - 10:27 PM

Well deserved too Marty ( and I mean the EC + potw NOT the World Cup!!)lol

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a2jlp
a2jlp  11165 forum posts Scotland
5 Feb 2004 - 11:30 PM

Mari, what a stunning photograph, you've developed a good eye and your portfolio is looking damn good.

Keep it up.

John

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
5 Feb 2004 - 11:34 PM

Well thank you John, your comments are much appreciated.

Mari

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eos3
eos3 e2 Member 1041 forum postseos3 vcard Wales
7 May 2004 - 12:05 AM

Hi Welsh lady, love the shot of Pen-Y-Fan's summit different from the normal views of the mountain, i am a regular visitor to the Beacons as i live in South Wales.

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Mari
Mari e2 Member 111825 forum postsMari vcard Wales
7 May 2004 - 5:32 PM

Thanks Phil.

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jmt
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22 Sep 2004 - 11:31 PM

Just popped back to have a bit more of a look at your portfolio, Mari.
This is a lovely one...(please, there's no need to acknowledge this)

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