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Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 6, 2009 1:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: stunning pics

No! It was only the repeated visits that meant I could see something other than the inside of a cloud.Which is more normal Snowdonia in winter higher up. Plus that very long cold and largely clear spell.


MoapaPk - Dec 6, 2009 1:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: stunning pics

Just kidding about the weather! In October I took a Scots visitor up a trailless route on Charleston Peak Nevada. He commented that it was some of the best weather he had seen in the outdoors.


daveyboy - Dec 6, 2009 12:24 pm - Voted 10/10


Hi there Bryan,
The pictures on here are great. Question.
Are any of your image done using BKT / HDR photography...? Or processed to HDR from RAW...?
They certainly have that kind of touch to them.
Well done for getting Wales back on the front page.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 6, 2009 1:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Photos...?

All pictures taken with a very basic Canon 3 mg digi camera! Plus minimal if any editing with Photoshop. Camera chosen as it fitted inside my over jacket pocket OK. Using a Fuji 10mg "bridge camera" now. Bit bigger, more of a zoom and it still fits in my pocket.


woodsxc - Dec 6, 2009 12:37 pm - Hasn't voted

So tell me...

...where do I sign up for Bryan Benn's Snowdon Tours? Great write up. I'm now completely sold on going to Wales in the winter.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 6, 2009 1:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So tell me...

Woody. Please don't get carried away. You could go for a week in winter and just suffer day after day of torrential rain/sleet and maybe just a little wet snow on the summits. Apart from my long Christmas/New Year trip I usually waited at home for the next cold spell to arrive and then drove there: just five an a half hours door to door to where I stay in Beddgelert.


woodsxc - Dec 6, 2009 2:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: So tell me...

Sleet and rain in the mountains is better than arctic winds and subzero temps in the flats.


stinkycheezman33 - Dec 6, 2009 2:54 pm - Voted 10/10

spectacular scenery!

one of these days i am going to have to hop over to the other side of the pond...


Xim - Dec 6, 2009 3:54 pm - Voted 10/10

Great TP and photos

Congratulations Bryan, good job; both in the hills, beind the camera and in front of the computer!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 3:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great TP and photos

Many thanks for your very kind words.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 3:45 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Why SP Exists

Glad you enjoyed it Ben!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 3:47 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Inspiring!

Thank you Mike. If you think my Welsh photos are good, check out some of the work posted on SP by Dan, (Nanuls).


JasonH - Dec 7, 2009 11:18 am - Voted 10/10


Great TR Bryan. And the pictures are amazing.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 1:17 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks Jason.

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 1:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Pretty Country!

Very true comment. It is a smallish area, with quite a lot of roads running through it. Where I walk in Snowdonia the Carneddau is perhaps the "most desolate". Yet on a clear day, (that's a laugh for N Wales!), you can still see small towns/ the sea etc on the horizon.

But it does have some very pretty areas as you say. And some very challenging walks.


Mountain_girl - Dec 7, 2009 1:10 pm - Voted 10/10

Great job!

That's one of the most beautiful picture reports I have seen in a while. And definitely an inspiration to visit this region! Thanks a lot!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 7, 2009 1:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great job!

Thank you for those very kind words mountaingirl. I do get enormous inspiration for my reports from the quality of a lot of material that is on SP from others.

It is a lovely part of the UK to visit.


chicagotransplant - Dec 7, 2009 4:32 pm - Voted 10/10


What a great trip, and such beautiful photos! One of the great things about SP is the ability for others to share such wonderful and varied experiences, thanks for sharing yours!

Big Benn

Big Benn - Dec 8, 2009 4:15 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great!

Thank you for those kind words. And you are spot on with those comments re SP. I find it great to spend time reading through TRs by others. I used to just read about areas I know, but I get so much more by looking wider afield now.


wasclywabbit - Dec 7, 2009 10:27 pm - Voted 10/10


Never having been to GB I now have even more reason to cross the Atlantic for a visit. Great read and outstanding pictures. Thanks for posting.

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