STUNNING photographs of Ballarat captured on iPhones were just some of the pictures displayed in the Bridge Mall at the weekend.
Four large shipping containers were dispersed in the mall, each containing six photographs from the finalists in the United Way ‘Ballarat Through My Eyes’ competition.
After sorting through almost 400 entries, judges made the final call on 24 photographs that will now contend for the top spot.
Among the entries were shots of Lake Wendouree, Ballarat’s heritage buildings and the train station.
United Way events co-ordinator Ange Bridges said the competition, open to anyone, aimed to capture the essence of Ballarat.
“We had a huge cross-section of photographs, including the classic Ballarat icons and even personal pictures of dogs and children,” Ms Bridges said.
“And the best part is people don’t have to have the best equipment or photography knowledge.”
The 12 winning photographs, which will be announced later this month, will be made into a calendar. The photograph that gets the most Facebook ‘likes’ will be on the cover.