Seattle Times reader Kelsey Nagel’s photo of white waterfowl in front of a white Mount Baker.

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Photographer: Kelsey Nagel, Bothell Photo taken: Dec. 23, Skagit Valley Photographer’s description: “En route to La Conner I pulled over on the side of the road in Skagit Valley to snap this picture. The afternoon sun was hitting the field of snow geese and scenery just right. The picture is great but seeing it in person was absolutely stunning.” Critique: “The light hitting geese and mountains really helps create a sense of balanced white in this photo. To make the mountains and geese more prominent I’d crop from the top of the photo.” 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.