Riding a wave of success

PHOTO: OSCAR HETHERINGTON
PHOTO: OSCAR HETHERINGTON
Capturing a different perspective on a wave near Allans Beach on Otago Peninsula has won Wanaka student Oscar Hetherington the $10,000 top prize — ahead of 3000 New Zealand and Australian entries — in the fifth annual Sony Alpha photography awards, announced last night.

Mr Hetherington, who is a photography student at Otago Polytechnic, said he knew as soon as he took the photo a couple of months ago it had potential.

"It’s a different perspective of something people see every day."

His photo, titled back wash, was taken with an Alpha 7 III camera and FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens.

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