Photographer Yoshiki Nakamura captures the vicissitudes of spring weather in Seattle in this beautiful image.

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Photographer: Yoshiki Nakamura, of Seattle Photo taken: March 23, 2018, in Seattle’s Maple Leaf district Photographer’s description: “Sometimes, spring weather surprises us. It was one such day when I saw outside and found it was snowing where (tree blossoms) were fully bloomed. I grabbed my camera and went out to capture the scene. To capture the snow well, the shallow depth of field, high shutter speed and telephoto are selected. I tried to find the spot where its background is dark, yet the main subject (blossoms) can be in focus. 400-mm, ISO 2500 1/1000 sec at f5.6.” Critique: “The long lens really helps blur out the background, allowing us to see the snow, which adds a great touch of detail to this photo. The nice sharp focus of the tree really helps bring out the color of the blossoms.” (Editor’s note: An earlier cherry-blossom photo by Yoshiki Nakamura was chosen as the Seattle Times’ best reader photo of 2017.) 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.