Moody seascape earns College student a place in photo comp final
By YouPR | Monday, October 07, 2013, 16:04
A photo of the Bristol Channel taken during the wet summer of 2012 has earned a Weston College student a place in a national photographic competition.
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Ed French, 16, now studying a Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Photography at Weston College, was a pupil of Broadoak School when the photo was taken. On the day he took it the rain had cleared, leaving a cloudy sky. Ed cycled down the Marine Lake, by Knightstone Island, and took the picture with a compact digital camera.
He said: "I like how the sea meets the sky and is divided by the land. I altered it slightly to give it a blueish tone because I thought it enhanced it."
Ed, of Devonshire Road, Weston, decided to enter the photo into the National Historic Ships Photography Competition 2013, in the 'Young Photographer Historic Ship or Seascape' category.
More than 500 photographers entered, and Ed's picture was shortlisted along with four others in its category. He will now travel to London on October 23, where the winner will be announced at a reception on board HMS Belfast.
He said: "I'm really looking forward to going to London and I hope it's the first of many competitions I enter."
Ed's tutor, Jamie Dormer-Durling, said: "Ed has only been at Weston College for a few weeks so this is a fantastic start for him. Let's hope he goes from strength to strength as a photographer."