Seattle Times reader Craig Goodwin Sr.’s dazzling image of a colorful dawn at the start of the new year.

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Photographer: Craig Goodwin Sr., Black Diamond

Photo taken: Jan. 2, at Lake Sawyer, Black Diamond

Photographer’s description: “Late-fall/early-winter sunrises and reflections at Lake Sawyer are often spectacular. We welcomed the New Year with this bright color palette greeting us on Jan. 2. Canon 5D Mark III camera, Sigma 24mm lens.”

Critique: “Wow! Great job capturing the beauty of this recent sunrise. The colors radiating from the center of the frame really draw your eye into the rich colors throughout the photograph.”

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’ll judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.