Shooting At Midnight (aka my experience with 24 Hours In Bristol 2016)

24 Hours in Bristol

Last month I took part in a unique photography competition, entitled “24 Hours in Bristol“.  The basic premise is that you get allotted a single hour within a 24 hour period, and you take as many photos as you’re willing to enter within that hour.  You can take pictures in other hours, but you need to submit at least one from your allotted time frame.

I was fortunate enough to draw the 00:00 – 01:00 hour, which (under normal circumstances) would be something of a challenge – photographing in the pitch black.  However, Bristol is a bright an vibrant city so it wasn’t too hard to find places with enough lighting to shoot (even without a tripod, if you put you ISO up high enough).


I ended up with 7 photos to enter, shown below:

I was pleased with the output, whilst I wouldn’t say they are my usual style, they certainly seemed appropriate for the streets of Bristol.  I must’ve got something right as 3 of them, Cathedral Light, Harbourside Look Up, and The Green Man were all short-listed, and went on to win 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place  for my allotted hour.  I was fortunate enough to be the only contender to win all three slots in one hour – quite an honour.

Cathedral Light
Cathedral Light – winner of the 00:00 – 01:00 hour



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