Seattle Times reader and fly fisher Kevin Cass’ self-portrait taken on a late-winter day in the Cascade foothills.

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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 Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.