Seattle Times reader Gowtham Ramesh’s time exposure of the city skyline at night.

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Photographer: Gowtham Ramesh, Redmond Photo taken: Aug. 29 at Alki Beach Photographer’s description: “Seattle skyline from Alki Beach. A long-exposure photo at dusk.” Camera: Canon EOS 550D with 18-35mm, f/6.3 lens at 29mm; 30 seconds, ISO 100. Critique: “This photo of the iconic view of the Seattle skyline is a peaceful portrayal of our rapidly changing city. The long exposure lets the glowing lights from the buildings form a painting-like reflection that contrasts well with the dark night. The photographer was smart to put the skyline in the middle of the frame to let all the light reflect in the water. The old pier pilings add a sense of depth and interest as they contrast with the reflective glow.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the year’s best and award prizes every December.