Photos showing 24 hours in Bristol go on display

Winning picture Electric Bristol Image copyright Paulo Ferla
Image caption Paolo Ferla said the couple in the winning picture's foreground was him and his girlfriend which he took using a self-timer

Hundreds of photos of Bristol taken for a competition to show "24 Hours in Our City" are on show.

The images were all taken from midday-to-midday on 16 and 17 April and the contest was open to anyone with a camera or a mobile phone.

The overall winner was Paolo Ferla who took "Electric Bristol" - a picture of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Megan Witty, from 24 Hours In Bristol, said the judges had had "an incredibly tough job" picking a winner.

The competition involves entrants being "randomly allocated" one hour of the day or night in which they must take at least one photograph.

Mr Ferla, from Bath, said he was "delighted" to have won.

He said he used a 10 second self-timer and then ran into the shot.

"Ten seconds is not very long so it took quite a few attempts - when we got there the sky was still quite bright, so we sat there for nearly 20 minutes waiting for the sky to get darker.

"It's a beautiful bridge and as soon as the sun sets on it and the sky gets darker and the electric lights come on - it just comes to life. "

Image copyright Joshua Perrett
Image caption Amateur photographer Joshua Perrett won second prize for "All Together Now" but also scooped three of the six main prizes
Image copyright Thomas Boot
Image caption Amateur photographer Thomas Boot won third overall prize for "Two Priests" taken on his mobile phone
Image copyright Helen Sheppard
Image caption Last year's competition winner Helen Sheppard entered "Well Done Rovers" for the 2016 competition
Image copyright Caroline Smith-McClean
Image caption Caroline Smith-McClean took this image in Bristol on Saturday 17 April between 17:00 and 18:00
Image copyright Doug Jewell
Image caption Doug Jewell took this image called "Dance Like No one is Watching" near the Watershed

Ms Witty said the six judges "didn't always agree" and one said it had been "heartbreaking" for some not to win. She said about 75% were taken on cameras and about 25% on mobile phones.

The exhibition is at the Harbourside Arts Centre near Millennium Square and runs until the middle of June.

Image copyright Lukas Toul
Image caption Lukas Toul entered this picture called "Hoola Hoopers"
Image copyright 24 Hours in Bristol
Image caption Paolo Ferla (centre) said he was "delighted" to have won

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