A Sheffield photographer placed in the top ten of a national photography competition with his entry, captioned ‘Love Locks Forever.’
Paul Twibell entered the photograph, which was taken in Rome and showed love locks on a bridge just outside on the Vatican City.
He said: “I thought it was a powerful symbol, leaving a permanent mark like this behind. I think the slightly unusual approach to love that I captured must have resonated with the judges, which is really great. I was certainly thrilled to be so highly commended!”
The ‘Love Captured’ photography competition was launched by relationship website eHarmony and asked the nation to submit photographs demonstrating what the word ‘love’ meant to them. Paul’s entry fought off competition from more than a thousand entries to feature in the top 10.
Romain Bertrand, Managing Director of eHarmony said: “We’re very proud to continue the competition for a second year and make a tradition of asking the nation to show us what love means to them. We may be experts in bringing our users the perfect match, but it’s great to see photos go beyond romance, showing the beauty of love in all its forms.”