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In focus: Barnstaple teen shares his passion for photography

PUBLISHED: 11:19 18 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:37 20 February 2018

Iwitness24 featured photographer - Tristan Clarkson from Barnstaple.

Iwitness24 featured photographer - Tristan Clarkson from Barnstaple.

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Barnstaple photographer Tristan Clarkson highlights the beautiful side of Barnstaple with his camera - see more of his photos here.

Tristan Clarkson talks about his love for taking pictures of Barnstaple. Tristan Clarkson talks about his love for taking pictures of Barnstaple.

When you think of beautiful places around Devon, do you think of Barnstaple?

“I’ve always lived in Barnstaple, but in the short period of time that I’ve been alive I’ve never observed its true beauty,” said Tristan Clarkson.

To prove his point, photographer Tristan has submitted a series of photos to our iwitness24 website.

He said: “We spend so much time looking down and it wasn’t until I looked up from my phone and opened my eyes and walked around the town that I noticed.

Standing on Barnstaple's Long Bridge looking over at the boat wreckage and the river. Standing on Barnstaple's Long Bridge looking over at the boat wreckage and the river.

“I’ve always loved photography and times like these made me wonder why I never took it up.

“To be able to capture the beautiful scenery and help others feel the same about my home as I do is an incredible feeling.”

In late 2017 after finishing college, Tristan bought a camera, lenses and all the equipment he needed and took to the streets of Barnstaple.

“Like a tourist, I would walk around snapping pictures of everything,” he said.

The sun shines on the Holy Trinity Church tower by Rock Park. The sun shines on the Holy Trinity Church tower by Rock Park.

“During my times wondering around the town I have captured some beautiful photos, which I love to share with others.

“We’re so fortunate to live in North Devon, one of the most amazing countys with the most incredible landscapes.

“I hope to travel around North Devon in the coming months and capture some more of the incredible views that Devon has to offer.”

All of Tristan’s photos including many more from Barnstaple and further around Devon can be found on his Instagram account @TristanClarksonPhotography and his website http://www.tristanclarksonphotography.com.

The lonely tree in the fields of Manning's Pit. The lonely tree in the fields of Manning's Pit.

Tristan is a member of our photo-sharing website - iwitness24. If you would like to join in and start seeing your pictures appearing in the Gazette in print/online then go to www.iwitness24.co.uk and share your photos to the North Devon channel.

READ MORE: See the latest from our Iwitness24 community of photographers.

The grassy bridge over the twisting river at Manning's Pit. The grassy bridge over the twisting river at Manning's Pit.

A view of Barnstaple on a bright winter's morning. A view of Barnstaple on a bright winter's morning.

A hazy January morning over Barnstaple's Rock Park. A hazy January morning over Barnstaple's Rock Park.

The sun lighting up Barnstaple's 'Four Faced Liar' clock tower. The sun lighting up Barnstaple's 'Four Faced Liar' clock tower.

The rays shining down on the River Taw. The rays shining down on the River Taw.

The trees arch over the river down by the weir. The trees arch over the river down by the weir.

At the weir in January and this duck watches over his group. At the weir in January and this duck watches over his group.

The Iron Bridge stands strong on a cold and windy January morning. The Iron Bridge stands strong on a cold and windy January morning.

The bollards at The Strand in Barnstaple looking over towards the Taw Bridge. The bollards at The Strand in Barnstaple looking over towards the Taw Bridge.

The curved stream heading towards Manning's Pit. The curved stream heading towards Manning's Pit.

The Taw Bridge in the distance with the cloudy blue sky in the puddle's reflection. The Taw Bridge in the distance with the cloudy blue sky in the puddle's reflection.

The bushes by The Strand with tiny colourful flowers are some of Barnstaple's most beautiful plants. The bushes by The Strand with tiny colourful flowers are some of Barnstaple's most beautiful plants.

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