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.”

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