Isle of Dogs pupil's stunning pic wins photo prize
The incredible aerial shot by George Green School's Dominic Blondel won a competition to find east London's best young snapper.
The 17-year-old picked up first and third prizes in the awards run by News International.
His shot overlooking Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs was taken from his dad's friend's helicopter.
And the sixth former, who only took up photography last year, also impressed the judges with a fantastic action shot of a mountain bike racer.
Dominic said: "I only became seriously interested in photography last September, but now it's a big hobby of mine. For the winning picture, the helicopter moved round slowly and I sensed I had got the frame just right."
He won a SLR camera package and a £50 iTunes voucher.
Second prize went to Salma Begum from Poplar's Langdon Park School.
Highly commended prizes were given to Christopher Taylor of Langdon Park School for his photo of a Beefeater, Stevie Baker of Haggerton School for a snow shot, and Afsara Tasnim also of Langdon Park for a group photo outside the Tower of London.
The competition was open to all secondary school pupils in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney.
They were asked to capture east London scenes of travel, sport, fashion, culture and technology.
The competition was also supported by East London Business Alliance.
Over 100 entries were received and judged by Sunday Times picture editor Ray Wells, Sun picture editor John Edwards and Times picture editor Scott Montgomery.
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