Seattle Times reader Sterling Yun’s photo of autumn mist over the eerie stumps of Rattlesnake Lake.

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Photographer: Sterling Yun, Bellevue

Photo taken: Oct. 14, Rattlesnake Lake, near North Bend

Photographer’s description: “A few friends and I hiked the Rattlesnake Ridge trail at sunrise. On the way down we noticed that the water level of Rattlesnake Lake had receded and exposed these tree stumps. The rising sun caused the water on the lake’s surface to evaporate. Canon EOS 7D, 50mm lens, 1/500s at f/2.2 and ISO 100.”

Critique: “It was a great idea to make this photo black and white, which helps draw the focus to the eerie scene of the old tree stumps and smoky looking water vapor coming off the lake.”

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