Island skyline captured by teen
A BUDDING young photographer has perfectly captured the beauty of the skies and greenery of our island.
St Ninian’s High School pupil Ben Birdsall has been taking photos since he was seven-years-old.
Now 14, he hopes to become a professional photographer when he is older.
He lives in Governor’s HIll, Douglas, with his parents, 11-year-old sister Katie and their two cats.
Ben, whose favourite subjects at school are IT and art, explained: ‘I started when I was seven – just playing around with film cameras.
‘I like it because photography gives me a way to see the world through my lens and then present it to others and capture the beauty in life.’
He mainly takes landscape photographs of the island.
However, he said: ‘It’s OK taking pics of the island but the weather kind of stops you sometimes. But when it doesn’t it can give pleasing results.’
Ben uses computer techniques to digitally enhance his photos.
‘I use “surreal” and “high contrast” to make them stand out,’ he explained.
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Weather for Isle of Man
Saturday 25 May 2013
Temperature: 7 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
Wind direction: South
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Wind Speed: 22 mph
Wind direction: South west