Rainier summer sunrise

July 22, 2015 - photo frame

Photographer: Howard Ehmer, Kirkland

Photo taken: June 28, Tipsoo Lake, Mount Rainier National Park

Photographer’s description: “The initial bit of Sunday morning object hits Mount Rainier. Tipsoo Lake sits in a foreground, with a summer wildflowers in full bloom. we had stayed adult all night photographing this area underneath a stars, with a near-full moon lighting a landscape. The print was taken with a Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera.”

Katie’s critique: “The colors in this sketch are pleasing — good pursuit by a photographer to get them to pop. we suffer all a opposite lines that keep your eye wanting more. The contrariety in a dim tree line and a thoughtfulness with a colorfulness of a rest of a support also adds to this. Stunning photo.”

Share your new print from around a Northwest. Submit online during seattletimes.com/northwestphotos. We decider a best and endowment a esteem each December. Below is a gallery of prior Reader’s Lens picks.

Photographer: Jignasha Patel, Bellevue.Photo taken: Jul 4, Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park.Photographers description: We went to revisit Mount Rainier for a initial time given we changed to Seattle.
Photographer: Jignasha Patel, Bellevue.

Photo taken: Jul 4, Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park.

Photographer’s description: “We went to revisit Mount Rainier for a initial time given we changed to Seattle. The print was taken with a Nikon d3000 18-55mm lens. The fad in a tiny celebration of 4 was tangible. we consider this print captures that flattering well.”

Katie’s critique: “This print says summer in a Pacific Northwest. It’s crisp. we adore a cocktail of pinkish along a margin of her hat, that draws your eye in to a core of a design and afterwards to a mountain. TIP: Crop adult customarily until we can’t see a pointer in sequence to purify adult a frame.”

Photographer: Rona Zevin, Seattle.Photo taken: Jun 15, Sequim.Photographers description: The lavender in Sequim was early this year (enabling me to) sketch poppies with a lavender.
Photographer: Rona Zevin, Seattle.

Photo taken: Jun 15, Sequim.

Photographer’s description: “The lavender in Sequim was early this year (enabling me to) sketch poppies with a lavender. we used a Canon 6D, 70-200mm lens during 144mm, f18 during 1/13 of a second. The delayed shiver speed and slight camera transformation gave it a impressionist look.”

Katie’s critique: “This unequivocally doesn’t demeanour like a print during initial glance, that creates it singular and positively lovely. The photographer’s creativity in regulating a delayed shiver with slight camera transformation to emanate this painting-like sketch is refreshing. The contrariety of a red poppies opposite a lavender adds a indispensable covering and cocktail of color. Bravo!”

Photographer: Lynn Colwell, Renton.Photo taken: Jun 10, Bellevue Botanical Garden.Photographers description: Was out with a crony when we spied this orange dragonfly on an orange impassioned poker.
Photographer: Lynn Colwell, Renton.

Photo taken: Jun 10, Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Photographer’s description: “Was out with a crony when we spied this orange dragonfly on an orange impassioned poker. I’d never seen an orange dragonfly before so this seemed strangely smashing and a bit mysterious. Used my Leica, that has no macro setting, so stood approach behind and attempted to solid my hands regulating a telephoto so a credentials would blur.”

Katie’s critique: “Great shot! we adore how tighten we are to see all a sum of a flower and a dragonfly. Wow, they are perplexing creatures! The contrariety of all a orange with a purify immature credentials is perfect. My customarily critique — and this is me digging given this support is all-around good — is that it is a tiny backlit. A tiny mirror could assistance with that slight bit of shade.”

Photographer: Karen Dohr, Seattle.Photo taken: May 31, Post Falls, Idaho.Photographers description: This print was taken during a Spokane Lantern Festival where thousands of people came to light lanterns and watch their golden light boyant divided into a night sky.
Photographer: Karen Dohr, Seattle.

Photo taken: May 31, Post Falls, Idaho.

Photographer’s description: “This print was taken during a Spokane Lantern Festival where thousands of people came to light lanterns and watch their golden light boyant divided into a night sky. Don’t worry! Ninety percent of a lanterns are recovered after a eventuality and they are 100-percent biodegradable. The print was taken with a Canon 6D.”

Katie’s critique: “I adore a forehead where we’re means to see what a lantern looks like and where people are about to send theirs off, arms extended. And a tiny dots of lanterns in a sky are unequivocally cool, like a tiny universe of stars and planets. The contrariety of blue and orange is great. we roughly wish a support to be wider, yet that competence also confusion it. Beautiful pursuit by a photographer.”

Photographer: Robert Martin, Des Moines Photo taken: May 26, photographers backyard. Photographers description: we beheld this American Robin holding a bath as we walked past a window.
Photographer: Robert Martin, Des Moines Photo taken: May 26, photographer’s backyard. Photographer’s description: “I beheld this American Robin holding a bath as we walked past a window. Just had to supplement to many photos of birds showering or removing a dash in a copper bird bath. we favourite this shot display a robin throwing a H2O onto a back. Taken with a Nikon D7000, 80-400mm lens set during 310mm, f5.3, 1/400 second.” Katie’s critique: “This print is substantially in my tip 3 bird photos of all time — it’s customarily so good! The suit fuzz is good along with a H2O entrance off a bill and a dash in a bird bath. The impulse clearly creates this support a gem. Great pursuit regulating a prolonged lens to restrict a credentials and fuzz it out so we can concentration on a robin.”
Photographer: Viet Lam, Seattle.Photo taken: Jun 1, Lake Union.Photographers description: This was shot regulating a GoPro.
Photographer: Viet Lam, Seattle.

Photo taken: Jun 1, Lake Union.

Photographer’s description: “This was shot regulating a GoPro. My friends (Ravi Singh and Karen Dohr) motionless to do a morning paddle to declare a birth of a new day from a opposite vantage point. This was taken during 5:30 a.m. The rest of a day was gray and rainy.”

Katie’s critique: “This is a unequivocally cold capture. we like a overpass rupturing by a print and a vessel stuffing out a bottom of a frame, as good as a warn of a paddleboarder nearby a sunrise. What creates this support singular is that it was taken with a GoPro on a stick. we adore that technologies are flourishing so we can take a tiny waterproof camera like this out in a core of a lake and not have to worry about a massive (and expensive) camera descending into a water. TIP: Try gathering out a tiny reduction than half a sky to lengthen a support and pull a eye in.”

Photographer: Jessica E. LaVoie, Seattle. Photo taken: May 28, Trillium Lake, nearby Mount Hood, Ore. Photographers description: One of my favorite spots in Oregon
Photographer: Jessica E. LaVoie, Seattle. Photo taken: May 28, Trillium Lake, nearby Mount Hood, Ore. Photographer’s description: “One of my favorite spots in Oregon … we consider a design speaks for itself. we used my Nikon D5200, tripod and self-timer (I like to insert myself in my photos from time to time given it gives my cinema that something extra, creates them different, mount out). The conditions were ‘just right’ that day. Every time we glance during this design it takes me behind to that impulse on a bridge; peace, stillness, and complacency stuffing my soul.” Katie’s critique: “I adore that this is a self-portrait of sorts. The conditions were unequivocally perfect, with calm, slick H2O reflecting a mountain, trees and clouds. The layers are great, adding depth; we generally like a overpass in a foreground. Beautiful capture.”
Photographer: Martin Palmer, Mill Creek.Photo taken: May 16, Upper Elliot Trail, North Cascades.Photographers description: we was on a travel to Goat Lake.
Photographer: Martin Palmer, Mill Creek.

Photo taken: May 16, Upper Elliot Trail, North Cascades.

Photographer’s description: “I was on a travel to Goat Lake. we came on a timber of deciduous trees flanking a trail. we used an 8mm fisheye lens on a Nikon D5100 camera to get a outcome of a tree canopy converging.”

Katie’s critique: “Great use of a fisheye lens, that can be wily to use as images are simply distorted. All of a heading lines are fabulous, from a route to all a tree trunks. The density of all a high-up leaflet is a good change with a thick brush weighing down a bottom of a frame. we adore this photograph.”

Photographer: Steven Bishofsky, Seattle.Photo taken: Apr 14, Ballard Locks.Photographers description: we was looking down during this heron from a corridor during a Ballard Locks and commencement to consider that Id be late for work when a bird finally took flight.
Photographer: Steven Bishofsky, Seattle.

Photo taken: Apr 14, Ballard Locks.

Photographer’s description: “I was looking down during this heron from a corridor during a Ballard Locks and commencement to consider that I’d be late for work when a bird finally took flight. we used my Nikon D3100 set on f5 during 1/1000 second with a Tamron 600mm lens.”

Katie’s critique: “The hardness is good — from a ripples on a H2O to a fact in a feathers. Nice pursuit watchful it out to get this photo. (I wish we weren’t late for work!) The bird pops opposite a water, a good purify background. we roughly wish a heron were in a reduce third of a frame, with some-more H2O during a tip left to give it some flapping room. But, nonetheless, pleasing photo.”

Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.Photo taken: Apr 16, Wild Horse Monument, Vantage, Grant County.Photographers description: The Aurora index was extrinsic via a day, yet we motionless to give it a shot and gathering out to a Wild Horse Monument to see if we could constraint a Northern Lights.
Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.

Photo taken: Apr 16, Wild Horse Monument, Vantage, Grant County.

Photographer’s description: “The Aurora index was extrinsic via a day, yet we motionless to give it a shot and gathering out to a Wild Horse Monument to see if we could constraint a Northern Lights. we was customarily about to give adult when a tone started to show. we was means to constraint this design after hiking adult to a relic in a dark. we used a Sony RX100M3 with a 25-second bearing during F1.8, ISO 1000.”

Katie’s critique: “Gorgeous colors! we adore how they blur opposite a sky and a frame. Awesome choice of foreground. What stands out to me is that a photographer planned. Yes, a Photo Gods gleam down on us once in a while, yet many of a time a lot of formulation goes into a frame. Kudos to Patrick Sloan for holding a chance, researching that a Northern Lights competence appear, and removing out there to constraint this pleasing photo.”

Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler, Lake Forest Park.Photo taken: Late Apr during Seattles Magnuson Park.
Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler, Lake Forest Park.

Photo taken: Late Apr during Seattle’s Magnuson Park.

Photographer’s description: “”Mallard yoga: At Magnuson Park wetlands … taken with my Canon 5D Mark III, 70-200m lens. “

Katie’s critique: “What a humorous moment! we adore that a steep is doing some yoga in a rain. Fabulous use of a rule-of-thirds, that also allows for a purify background. Getting to see a duck’s conduct and that cocktail of tone is great. we competence mount down from a top, where there is additional passed space. Great find.”

Photographer: Kim Hart, Poulsbo.Photo taken: Apr 17, from Poulsbo home.Katies critique: we have seen many pleasing nightfall shots entrance out of a Pacific Northwest given of a fume flapping here from Siberian wildfires.
Photographer: Kim Hart, Poulsbo.

Photo taken: Apr 17, from Poulsbo home.

Photographer’s description: “Taken as a object slipped behind a Olympics and Mount Walker.” Camera data: Nikon D7100, 18-200mm lens (shot during 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 320)

Katie’s critique: “I have seen many pleasing nightfall shots entrance out of a Pacific Northwest given of a fume flapping here from Siberian wildfires. This is one of those good shots. The many layers in this print are beautiful, adding abyss to a frame. This was unprotected good for sharpened directly during a sun, nonetheless I’m certain a fume and light cloud cover helped with this. The object is positioned perfectly. Lovely photograph.”

Photographer: Aaron Frank, from Roy, Pierce County.Photo taken: Apr 7, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park.
Photographer: Aaron Frank, from Roy, Pierce County.

Photo taken: Apr 7, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park.

Photographer’s description: “On a tour behind from Shi Shi Beach we motionless to locate a nightfall during Ruby Beach. This pristine healthy beauty was taken with my Nikon D5100, with 14mm ultrawide Rokinon lens.”

Katie’s critique: “Great pursuit framing a object so it bursts by that archway. we adore a combined component of a chairman on tip of a rock; this print wouldn’t be as good yet him or her. (I wish a concentration was on a chairman — it’s a bit soothing — instead of a driftwood in a core of a frame.) The thoughtfulness and balance are good additions to a frame. Tip: Try gathering from a left of a support to make it some-more straight and position that detonate onto a thirds.”

Photographer: John Melicor, Bremerton.Photo taken: Apr 4, Skagit Valley.Katies critique: The chunks of tone unequivocally intensify a heading lines in this photograph.
Photographer: John Melicor, Bremerton.

Photo taken: Apr 4, Skagit Valley.

Photographer’s description: “Tulip fields nearby Mount Vernon, taken with a Canon T5i.”

Katie’s critique: “The chunks of tone unequivocally intensify a heading lines in this photograph. we also suffer how a photographer got down low and prisoner a light, that emphasizes a hardness of a tulip leaves. The abyss of margin is great, producing good layers. Beautiful print all around.”

Photographer: Yang Wang, Redmond.Photo taken: Apr 4, Seattle.Photographers description: This is a finale theatre of a moon obscure with Space Needle as foreground.
Photographer: Yang Wang, Redmond.

Photo taken: Apr 4, Seattle.

Photographer’s description: “This is a finale theatre of a moon obscure with Space Needle as foreground. Photo was taken by Canon 7D Mark II with EF70-300mm L lens.”

Katie’s critique: “This is a formidable print to capture, generally when Seattle’s continue can hurt print skeleton with a singular sleet cloud. The photographer did a good pursuit of balancing a low light conditions yet exposing a moon rightly and gripping a Space Needle sincerely sharp. we adore a passed space around a Needle, permitting it to breathe, and centering it in a frame, violation a order of thirds. It would also make a pleasing straight photo.”

Photographer: Craig Goodwin, Spokane.Photo taken: Mar 19, nearby Ritzville, Adams County.Photographers description: It was pale and stormy during (a recent) epic geomagnetic storm, yet Ive schooled that there is customarily an relate for a integrate days after a vast display of a Northern Lights, so we ventured out.
Photographer: Craig Goodwin, Spokane.

Photo taken: Mar 19, nearby Ritzville, Adams County.

Photographer’s description: “It was pale and stormy during (a recent) epic geomagnetic storm, yet I’ve schooled that there is customarily an relate for a integrate days after a vast display of a Northern Lights, so we ventured out. we find that a pivotal for these kinds of shots is to harmonise a night sky with an engaging foreground. This church had been on my radar. Taken with a 24mm Rokinon lens on a Nikon D600, ISO 4000, f2.5, 20-second exposure.”

Katie’s critique: “Incredible photograph! Just … wow! The elongated mount accentuates a thespian sky and positions a church on a thirds. Bringing adult a highlights on a church creates it pop, customarily as most a focal indicate as a Aurora Borealis. The church adds seductiveness as an additional layer. Beautiful pursuit all around.”

Photographer: Mark Wangerin, Seattle.Photo taken: Mar 11, nearby Lamoine, Douglas County.Photographers description: Out for a day of birding easterly of a mountains, a 575-mile, 15-hour trip!
Photographer: Mark Wangerin, Seattle.

Photo taken: Mar 11, nearby Lamoine, Douglas County.

Photographer’s description: “Out for a day of birding easterly of a mountains, a 575-mile, 15-hour trip! The prominence … was a find of a span of long-eared owls in a mount of pine. Taken with Nikon D7100 with Sigma 150-500 lens.”

Katie’s critique: “This owl is so cute! (And that’s observant something entrance from me, who isn’t a fan of birds.) Great framing of a face and those far-reaching eyes by a tree branches. Also, good pursuit removing in parsimonious adequate so we can see how a owl camouflages with a tree. we competence mount in from a left and somewhat off a tip to purify it adult customarily slightly. Beautiful constraint of a pleasing bird.”

Photographer: Quinn Richard Lynam, age 9, Kirkland.Photo taken: Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma.Photographers description: Going to a zoo is a favorite family outing.
Photographer: Quinn Richard Lynam, age 9, Kirkland.

Photo taken: Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma.

Photographer’s description: “Going to a zoo is a favorite family outing. Capturing a mild Bengal tiger by a camera lens, and a pleasing fever day give light and life to a ideal picture.” — Submitted by Barbara Brown Lynam, Quinn’s grandmother. Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3 with Tamron 18-270mm lens.

Katie’s critique: “This is a good mural of a pleasing animal. Awesome pursuit removing in parsimonious to emanate a tie between a spectator and tiger; we unequivocally like a elongated crop, that highlights a heading lines that make a eyes a focal point. Quinn: Keep chasing pleasing light and creation pleasing photographs. Maybe in 15 years The Seattle Times will be advantageous adequate to sinecure you.”

Photographer: Andrew Kearns, Bothell.Photo taken: Feb. 17, Mount Pilchuck.Photographers description: Some friends and we saw a continue would be good for a weekend, so we went adult and stayed a night during a Mount Pilchuck heat surveillance to locate a sunrise.
Photographer: Andrew Kearns, Bothell.

Photo taken: Feb. 17, Mount Pilchuck.

Photographer’s description: “Some friends and we saw a continue would be good for a weekend, so we went adult and stayed a night during a Mount Pilchuck heat surveillance to locate a sunrise. It was tight. Canon 60D, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/100 second.”

Katie’s critique: “An positively pleasing shot. we adore a density a light produces on a bony peaks. Great pursuit centering a chairman in a support (nicely violation a order of thirds) and removing customarily adequate morning to furnish some soothing tone in a photo. we consider a lot of people trust they have to indicate their lens directly during a object during a morning or sunset, yet by directing a camera so a object is customarily during a dilemma of a support it creates some-more abyss and a some-more engaging photo.”

Photographer: Jim Zaikoski, Vancouver, Wash.Photo taken: Feb. 21, Sauvie Island, Ore.Photographers description: A vast group was on a belligerent a bit after morning and we took this print when a group all took off during once.
Photographer: Jim Zaikoski, Vancouver, Wash.

Photo taken: Feb. 21, Sauvie Island, Ore.

Photographer’s description: “A vast group was on a belligerent a bit after morning and we took this print when a group all took off during once. Equipment: Nikon D810, Lens: 70-200 @ 92mm F8, 1/1000, 800 ISO.”

Katie’s critique: “I adore a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ feel of this photo, that immediately held my eye. we wish to get deeper into a print and demeanour during all those birds’ expressions (can birds have expressions?) and their feet and wings and see how they are all different. Great pursuit removing in parsimonious to discharge any distracting surroundings. Tip: we competence try going in a tiny tighter to get absolved of a brush in a credentials on a bottom left corner, or relocating reduce to a belligerent to glow aloft so a sky is a background. All-around illusory photo.”

Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, Seattle.Photo taken: Feb. 14, Golden Gardens Beach Park, Seattle.Photographers description: The woods in Golden Gardens Beach Park provides a smashing print opportunity, generally in winter when leaves are depressed and branches are in silhouette.
Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, Seattle.
Photo taken: Feb. 14, Golden Gardens Beach Park, Seattle.
Photographer’s description: “The woods in Golden Gardens Beach Park provides a smashing print opportunity, generally in winter when leaves are depressed and branches are in silhouette. The reflected object combined layers of several tone and liughtness to a scene. we adore this place and environment for photography.”
Expert says: “I’ve seen this shot in Golden Gardens a integrate times and it’s always one of my favorites. we adore a approach a unclothed branches emanate silhouetted lines opposite a colorful sunset. The combined reward to this support is a vessel in a water, formulating some-more layers and depth. we adore a golden tone that gives this plcae it’s name. Beautiful job.” -Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Laveda Loose, Juneau, Alaska.Photo taken: Jan. 4, outward Juneau.Expert says: The northern lights is one of those wonders that blows my mind and is unequivocally on my bucket list to photograph.
Photographer: Laveda Loose, Juneau, Alaska.
Photo taken: Jan. 4, outward Juneau.
Photographer’s description: “Nikon D810 was used for this design of a northern lights over a twin peaks above Mendenhall Glacier, with Mendenhall River in a foreground.”
Expert says: “The northern lights is one of those wonders that blows my mind and is unequivocally on my bucket list to photograph. In this frame, a photographer unequivocally easily captures this consternation and a beauty of Alaska. The delayed shiver (13 seconds) captures a transformation within this photograph: from a delayed stream in a forehead to a heat of a home nestled in a trees and afterwards a sleet floating off a pleasing peaks (and of march a northern lights). Lovely photo.” -Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Radka Chapin, Redmond.Photo taken: Jan. 31, Hidden Lake Peaks, North Cascades.Photographers description: Its been a low-snow year so we set out to hunt for skiable sleet in a North Cascades.
Photographer: Radka Chapin, Redmond.
Photo taken: Jan. 31, Hidden Lake Peaks, North Cascades.
Photographer’s description: “It’s been a low-snow year so we set out to hunt for skiable sleet in a North Cascades. Even yet a skiing was challenging, a views done adult for it. We watched this onion-shaped cloud form above Mount Baker in a distance, as we skied down from Hidden Lake Peaks. Shot with a Nikon D600, 16-35 mm lens.”
Expert says: “Kudos to a photographer for removing out there in a right place during a right time, that can infrequently make a good photo. The “onion-shaped cloud” with swirls indicating directly during Mount Baker, make this print mount out. we adore a choice of a wide-angle lens to get a surrounding peaks and a tiny skier in a frame.”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Stanton Prescott, Seattle.Photo taken: Jan. 7, Kerry Park, Seattle.Photographers description: Sun violation by a haze during sunrise.
Photographer: Stanton Prescott, Seattle.
Photo taken: Jan. 7, Kerry Park, Seattle.
Photographer’s description: “Sun violation by a haze during sunrise. 1/4000 sec, f/4.5, ISO: 100.”
Expert says: “Moody is a initial word that comes to mind after glimpsing this photo. That moodiness combined by a object perplexing to get by a haze is golden. we adore how a dim tools on a tip and bottom of a support are even, and how they are connected with a Space Needle. The angles of a buildings supplement to this blockiness that accentuates a industrial feel of this image.”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.Photo taken: Jan. 14, Seahurst Park, Burien.Photographers description: After work we motionless to conduct to Seahurst Park and see if we could constraint a good sunset.
Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.
Photo taken: Jan. 14, Seahurst Park, Burien.
Photographer’s description: “After work we motionless to conduct to Seahurst Park and see if we could constraint a good sunset. Along a beach, we speckled this sole fisherman and suspicion what a good theme for a photo. we am an pledge photographer, have been holding photos for about dual years. Using a Sony RX100M3 camera.”
Expert says: “This print is about a layers and is customarily beautiful. we adore a conformation of a fisherman opposite a yellow, blue and white sky. Having those logs hang out in a core of a support creates for a singular photo; they supplement to a layers and anchor a frame. we can’t consider of a approach to make this print better. Gorgeous find.”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Kym Ahrens, Seattle.Photo taken: Jan. 6, Lake Burien.Photographers description: My workplace recently changed to Burien.
Photographer: Kym Ahrens, Seattle.
Photo taken: Jan. 6, Lake Burien.
Photographer’s description: “My workplace recently changed to Burien. we have gotten into a robe of holding my camera everywhere. One afternoon we was dumbfounded by a beautiful, pale nightfall opposite Lake Burien. we ran outward to get a shot, this was a best of a bunch. Sony NEX C3@35mm, 1/250, f/3.2, 800.”
Expert says: “I was immediately drawn to this photo. The pastel colors are pleasing opposite a dim reeds. The haze softens a dim trees in a credentials and separates them from a fibre and their reflection, creation a fibre distinguished and defined. What we unequivocally suffer is a framing and balance that creates this an art piece. we adore how a fibre and their thoughtfulness go out of a support on a left side and a crux of a credentials is during a tip half of a frame, requesting a order of thirds in mixed ways. we would hang this design in my home. Gorgeous!”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Laurel Hair, Kirkland.Photo taken:  Jan. 1, off Hwy. 20, Rockport, Skagit County.Photographers description: My fianc and we spent New Years Day eagle watching.
Photographer: Laurel Hair, Kirkland.
Photo taken: Jan. 1, off Hwy. 20, Rockport, Skagit County.
Photographer’s description: “My fiancé and we spent New Year’s Day eagle watching. This eagle stayed sensitively examination us, permitting me a best shots of a day as we played with my new Christmas camera.”
Expert says: “I adore a restraint captured. we also unequivocally suffer all a layers: We get a clarity of place with all a branches yet it’s still purify given of a shoal abyss of field. The limbs framing a eagle supplement to those good layers. Great job!”
— Katie G. Cotterill Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Shun Takano, Renton.Photo taken: Dec. 30, 2014, Renton.Photographers description: Went to Gene Coulon Memorial Park with a rented lens to take photos of birds.
Photographer: Shun Takano, Renton.
Photo taken: Dec. 30, 2014, Renton.
Photographer’s description: “Went to Gene Coulon Memorial Park with a rented lens to take photos of birds. There was a group of North American coots, and some of a people motionless to mount onto a log. Taken with a Sony A77M2 with Tamron 150-600 mm lens.”
Expert says: “What we unequivocally like about this print is a hardness and tone of a blue H2O that is purify and contrasts good with a well-spoken dark-colored birds. Great choice of lens so we’re means to get in tighten to a birds and see those red eyes. A tip: Almost wish to be a tiny closer. By checking a metadata, it looks like this print was taken during 400mm. I’m extraordinary what it would demeanour like if it was shot a tiny tighter. 500mm? Even during 600mm? we still wish to see those ripples in a water, yet have those (creepy) red eyes a tiny bigger in a frame. ”
—Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Tom Schonhoff,  Seattle.Photo taken: Dec. 14, 2014. Magnolia, looking toward a downtown skyline.Photographers description: On misty winter mornings, early light mixes with fast changeable haze to exhibit Seattle in startling ways.
Photographer: Tom Schonhoff, Seattle.
Photo taken: Dec. 14, 2014. Magnolia, looking toward a downtown skyline.
Photographer’s description: “On misty winter mornings, early light mixes with fast changeable haze to exhibit Seattle in startling ways. we gave adult a iconic Space Needle and packet boats to give concentration to a tree shadows rupturing by a fog. Black and white lets a spectator combine on a textures and contrasts, that are unequivocally a theme of a image.”
Expert says: “I unequivocally most suffer a good black and white sketch and this is one of them. we adore how a light ‘slices’ by a haze and a trees. We unequivocally get to combine on a density of a haze and a frail firm dark of a trees and industrial buildings. And that bird’s conformation is perfect.
A tip: Try gathering from a left customarily to a initial building, and from a top, customarily above a sun. My eye kept erratic to a prosaic sky and by somewhat gathering we approach a concentration to a theme of a image. ”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Kyle Szegedi, Bellingham.Photo taken: Nov. 1, Snoqualmie Falls.Photographers description: This print was taken on a cold day during Snoqualmie Falls.
Photographer: Kyle Szegedi, Bellingham.
Photo taken: Nov. 1, Snoqualmie Falls.
Photographer’s description: “This print was taken on a cold day during Snoqualmie Falls. Me and my crony done a expostulate down customarily so we could take this photo. The camera was a Canon 60D and a ND400 filter to get a prolonged exposure. It was cold to have him mount in a shot to get a tellurian viewpoint subsequent to a waterfall. The alpine heat was extraordinary that sunset.”
Expert says: “Snoqualmie Falls is one of a Pacific Northwest’s beauties and a photographer prisoner it perfectly. Great pursuit regulating a neutral-density filter to get that prolonged bearing during splendid object (if this wasn’t used, it would be unequivocally tough to not blow out a highlights). we adore a colors: a blues in a shadows of a water, that contrariety easily with a yellows of a sunlight, and a immature moss and brush. Having a crony in a support is a tiny combined component that we enjoy. Gorgeous frame!”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff
Photographer: Aaron Roche, Seattle.Photo taken: Dec. 1, Jefferson Park, Seattle.Photographers description: Silhouetted skateboarders atop Beacon Hill stole a beauty of this sunset.
Photographer: Aaron Roche, Seattle.
Photo taken: Dec. 1, Jefferson Park, Seattle.
Photographer’s description: “Silhouetted skateboarders atop Beacon Hill stole a beauty of this sunset. Shot with a Sony ILCE-6000 Hybrid camera with a 16-50mm Power Zoom lens.”
Expert says: “The photographer did a good pursuit silhouetting this skateboarder while capturing a rise action. we adore a rest of a silhouettes in a credentials of a people and flare post — it gives a print a clarity of place. The colors are pleasing and a wisp of clouds, generally in a tip half of a photo, easily fill out a frame’s passed space. This unequivocally well-timed impulse creates this print purify and a leader in my book.”
— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times print staff

Photographer: Jignasha Patel, Bellevue.Photo taken: Jul 4, Reflection Lakes, Mount Rainier National Park.Photographers description: We went to revisit Mount Rainier for a initial time given we changed to Seattle.

Photographer: Rona Zevin, Seattle.Photo taken: Jun 15, Sequim.Photographers description: The lavender in Sequim was early this year (enabling me to) sketch poppies with a lavender.

Photographer: Lynn Colwell, Renton.Photo taken: Jun 10, Bellevue Botanical Garden.Photographers description: Was out with a crony when we spied this orange dragonfly on an orange impassioned poker.

Photographer: Karen Dohr, Seattle.Photo taken: May 31, Post Falls, Idaho.Photographers description: This print was taken during a Spokane Lantern Festival where thousands of people came to light lanterns and watch their golden light boyant divided into a night sky.

Photographer: Robert Martin, Des Moines Photo taken: May 26, photographers backyard. Photographers description: we beheld this American Robin holding a bath as we walked past a window.

Photographer: Viet Lam, Seattle.Photo taken: Jun 1, Lake Union.Photographers description: This was shot regulating a GoPro.

Photographer: Jessica E. LaVoie, Seattle. Photo taken: May 28, Trillium Lake, nearby Mount Hood, Ore. Photographers description: One of my favorite spots in Oregon

Photographer: Martin Palmer, Mill Creek.Photo taken: May 16, Upper Elliot Trail, North Cascades.Photographers description: we was on a travel to Goat Lake.

Photographer: Steven Bishofsky, Seattle.Photo taken: Apr 14, Ballard Locks.Photographers description: we was looking down during this heron from a corridor during a Ballard Locks and commencement to consider that Id be late for work when a bird finally took flight.

Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.Photo taken: Apr 16, Wild Horse Monument, Vantage, Grant County.Photographers description: The Aurora index was extrinsic via a day, yet we motionless to give it a shot and gathering out to a Wild Horse Monument to see if we could constraint a Northern Lights.

Photographer: Gloria Z. Nagler, Lake Forest Park.Photo taken: Late Apr during Seattles Magnuson Park.

Photographer: Kim Hart, Poulsbo.Photo taken: Apr 17, from Poulsbo home.Katies critique: we have seen many pleasing nightfall shots entrance out of a Pacific Northwest given of a fume flapping here from Siberian wildfires.

Photographer: Aaron Frank, from Roy, Pierce County.Photo taken: Apr 7, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park.

Photographer: John Melicor, Bremerton.Photo taken: Apr 4, Skagit Valley.Katies critique: The chunks of tone unequivocally intensify a heading lines in this photograph.

Photographer: Yang Wang, Redmond.Photo taken: Apr 4, Seattle.Photographers description: This is a finale theatre of a moon obscure with Space Needle as foreground.

Photographer: Craig Goodwin, Spokane.Photo taken: Mar 19, nearby Ritzville, Adams County.Photographers description: It was pale and stormy during (a recent) epic geomagnetic storm, yet Ive schooled that there is customarily an relate for a integrate days after a vast display of a Northern Lights, so we ventured out.

Photographer: Mark Wangerin, Seattle.Photo taken: Mar 11, nearby Lamoine, Douglas County.Photographers description: Out for a day of birding easterly of a mountains, a 575-mile, 15-hour trip!

Photographer: Quinn Richard Lynam, age 9, Kirkland.Photo taken: Point Defiance Zoo, Tacoma.Photographers description: Going to a zoo is a favorite family outing.

Photographer: Andrew Kearns, Bothell.Photo taken: Feb. 17, Mount Pilchuck.Photographers description: Some friends and we saw a continue would be good for a weekend, so we went adult and stayed a night during a Mount Pilchuck heat surveillance to locate a sunrise.

Photographer: Jim Zaikoski, Vancouver, Wash.Photo taken: Feb. 21, Sauvie Island, Ore.Photographers description: A vast group was on a belligerent a bit after morning and we took this print when a group all took off during once.

Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, Seattle.Photo taken: Feb. 14, Golden Gardens Beach Park, Seattle.Photographers description: The woods in Golden Gardens Beach Park provides a smashing print opportunity, generally in winter when leaves are depressed and branches are in silhouette.

Photographer: Laveda Loose, Juneau, Alaska.Photo taken: Jan. 4, outward Juneau.Expert says: The northern lights is one of those wonders that blows my mind and is unequivocally on my bucket list to photograph.

Photographer: Radka Chapin, Redmond.Photo taken: Jan. 31, Hidden Lake Peaks, North Cascades.Photographers description: Its been a low-snow year so we set out to hunt for skiable sleet in a North Cascades.

Photographer: Stanton Prescott, Seattle.Photo taken: Jan. 7, Kerry Park, Seattle.Photographers description: Sun violation by a haze during sunrise.

Photographer: Patrick Sloan, Renton.Photo taken: Jan. 14, Seahurst Park, Burien.Photographers description: After work we motionless to conduct to Seahurst Park and see if we could constraint a good sunset.

Photographer: Kym Ahrens, Seattle.Photo taken: Jan. 6, Lake Burien.Photographers description: My workplace recently changed to Burien.

Photographer: Laurel Hair, Kirkland.Photo taken:  Jan. 1, off Hwy. 20, Rockport, Skagit County.Photographers description: My fianc and we spent New Years Day eagle watching.

Photographer: Shun Takano, Renton.Photo taken: Dec. 30, 2014, Renton.Photographers description: Went to Gene Coulon Memorial Park with a rented lens to take photos of birds.

Photographer: Tom Schonhoff,  Seattle.Photo taken: Dec. 14, 2014. Magnolia, looking toward a downtown skyline.Photographers description: On misty winter mornings, early light mixes with fast changeable haze to exhibit Seattle in startling ways.

Photographer: Kyle Szegedi, Bellingham.Photo taken: Nov. 1, Snoqualmie Falls.Photographers description: This print was taken on a cold day during Snoqualmie Falls.

Photographer: Aaron Roche, Seattle.Photo taken: Dec. 1, Jefferson Park, Seattle.Photographers description: Silhouetted skateboarders atop Beacon Hill stole a beauty of this sunset.

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