Seattle Times reader and fly fisher Kevin Cass’ self-portrait taken on a late-winter day in the Cascade foothills.
Photographer: Kevin Cass, of Maple Valley Photo taken: Feb. 22 on the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Photographer’s description: “This is a self-portrait of me fly-fishing on the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie. I shot this with a Canon 5D Mark III with a Canon 20mm 2.8 lens using a 10-stop ND filter, f14 and a 48 second exposure. I had to be really still standing in the cold rushing river for 48 seconds to get a sharp photo of me.” Taken using a remote shutter release and a tripod set up on the riverbank. Critique: “Besides the sharpness and the amount of detail that you captured in this image what really impressed me is your planning and knowledge that went into creating this self-portrait. It really paid off in this beautiful image.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.