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pebbles 12 106
31 Jan 2004 11:22AM
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 !!!!


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Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 11:25AM
Great idea Alethea - we have so much fantastic photographic potential here on our doorstep - too good a chance to miss!
naturenut 13 1.8k England
31 Jan 2004 11:30AM
Mari, this is a stunning photo, think I need to come over the Severn Bridge sometime !
Well done.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 11:33AM
Thanks Margaret - you really should!
brian13 12 218
31 Jan 2004 11:59AM
Not a car park in sight. Nice one Mari.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 12:11PM
No Brian - I take all the credit for this one being definitely down to shanks's pony!
Terry L Plus
13 590 5 England
31 Jan 2004 12:12PM
Very nice Mari, must be some view from the very top.

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 12:13PM
Thanks Terry - had a fantastic view this day but a bit hazy, but at least there was no cloud.
31 Jan 2004 12:34PM
Been there two or three times and never had weather like this! Nice shot of a great place.
IanA 13 3.0k 12 England
31 Jan 2004 12:39PM
A 'click' for getting there Mari!
Just a thought, would leaving the figure in have given a sense of scale?
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 12:54PM
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.
Franticsmurf 14 829 Wales
31 Jan 2004 1:28PM
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
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
31 Jan 2004 1:48PM
What a beautifully simple shot 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!

stevie 12 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 1:53PM
Great impact from simplicity.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 3:31PM
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
MartinWait 12 92 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 4:07PM
Fantastic shot!
For me a person in-shot would detract the eye from this magnificent picture.
Spot-on Mari.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 4:12PM
Thanks, Martin
alben 14 142 England
31 Jan 2004 4:12PM
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
gibbsy 12 403 Wales
31 Jan 2004 5:24PM
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.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
31 Jan 2004 7:12PM
Thanks Alan - its a great view.

Thanks Gerwyn - you're right its normally heaving.
amaryllis 13 120
31 Jan 2004 7:43PM

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..!!


Gary_Williams 12 38 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 8:44PM
Great shot, so simple but so effective. Really nice.
Skinz 13 94
31 Jan 2004 9:01PM
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.

vfr400 14 886
31 Jan 2004 10:17PM
Couldn't we borrow just 1 of your hills for East Anglia? impressive photo.
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 10:50PM
Impressively massive, colourful and empty. Well done. Smile
ericfaragh 13 132 3 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2004 10:50PM
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
1 Feb 2004 12:15AM
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!!
notabimbo 12 9
1 Feb 2004 1:50AM
Wonderful shot, Mari....I'm in agreement with all the above!
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
1 Feb 2004 10:28AM
Thanks Amy.
railton 14 304
1 Feb 2004 11:14AM
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.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
1 Feb 2004 12:09PM
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.
geegee 12 29 England
1 Feb 2004 8:44PM
Simply Great! (And excellent cloning).

SuziBlue 13 16.2k 10 Scotland
1 Feb 2004 10:09PM
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.

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
1 Feb 2004 10:20PM
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!!
cameraboy56 13 241
3 Feb 2004 10:06PM
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 from me.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
3 Feb 2004 10:14PM
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!


cameraboy56 13 241
3 Feb 2004 10:24PM
Me upset never still on cloud nine after recieving my 1st EC and PotW,

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
3 Feb 2004 10:27PM
Well deserved too Marty ( and I mean the EC + potw NOT the World Cup!!)lol
a2jlp 13 165 Scotland
5 Feb 2004 11:30PM
Mari, what a stunning photograph, you've developed a good eye and your portfolio is looking damn good.

Keep it up.

Mari 13 1.8k Wales
5 Feb 2004 11:34PM
Well thank you John, your comments are much appreciated.

eos3 12 41 Wales
7 May 2004 12:05AM
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.
Mari 13 1.8k Wales
7 May 2004 5:32PM
Thanks Phil.
jmt 12 3
22 Sep 2004 11:31PM
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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