Photographer: Carl Kadie

Photo taken: July 7, 2019 in the East Waterway of the Duwamish River

Photographer’s description: “Our kayak Meetup group circled Harbor Island on a quiet Sunday morning. We enjoyed being little fish in a big pond. I shot with a Canon G7X II in a waterproof scuba case.”

Critique: “What really drew me to this image was all the great layers that you highlight with such a great crop. The active port frames the waterway nicely, while the kayakers scattered throughout give a great sense of scale to the image. Finally, the perspective of being on the water creates a great vanishing point that draws your eye through the frame until it rests on the Seattle skyline.”

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.