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.”

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