Seattle Times reader Olga Bakhirev’s photo from a snowy trek on the Skyline Lake Trail.

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Photographer: Olga Bakhirev, Seattle Photo taken: Jan. 13, Skyline Lake Trail, near Stevens Pass Photographer’s description: “I was excited to go and play in the snow, so I decided to drive out to the Skyline Lake trail. I had my Canon XSi camera with me. It started out as a cloudy day but then sun started peeking out.” Expert says: “What a nice day to get out and enjoy the snowy winter. The sun peeking from behind the tree adds a nice filter of golden rays that helps anchor the photo. The line of walked-over snow through the frame helps create a sense of depth.” Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.