Your graphic illustrating the piece on Civils 2004 (NCE 15 January) seems to have accidentally used a mirror image of the shot of mountains and a lake.
The lake is Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park and the road is the A5. The two mountains in the background are known as Foel Goch, on the left, and Y Garn, on the right.
Looking from the lake, Foel Goch should be on the right and Y Garn should be on the left. The A5 runs on the south side of Llyn Ogwen not the north. If you check OS Landranger map number 115 it will confirm the above. I reckon the photographer was standing at or around grid reference E2658 N3602.
I have a house just below Foel Goch in the Nant Ffrancon and have been visiting the area for over 50 years. The Welsh Tourist Board made a similar mistake on one of their posters about 20 years ago, so you are in good company.
Kit Hubback (M), khubback@laingorourke. com