Seattle Times reader JJ Johnson captured golden light and storm clouds during a spring day on Alki.

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Photographer: JJ Johnson Photo taken: March 24, 2018, on Alki Beach Photographer’s description: “Took this with my Fuji X-T10. We were having a typical spring day with storm clouds and sun. Drove out to Alki to see if we could capture some good light and got this on the beach.” Critique: “This stunning stormy spring scene is highlighted by the photographer’s hard work to make the photo. Getting a lower vantage to create a silhouette on the dock coupled with a wide angle lens to show the contrasting dark clouds really makes this 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.