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Photographer: Jim Reitz Photo taken: Taken June 26, 2018 in the Queen Anne neighborhood Photographer’s description: “The Space Needle scores a bull’s-eye, skewering the rising (nearly) full moon. This was a shot I’ve planned for a while, and fortunately there were clear skies on Tuesday night. For moonrise shots, I prefer the night before the official 100 percent full moon — the earlier moonrise time balances the light between the moon and the foreground landscape. This allowed me to capture the scene in a single raw exposure, rather than use HDR or compositing. Canon 7D Mark II camera, Tamron 150-600mm lens zoomed to 309 mm, 1/125 sec. at f/13, ISO 400. Contrast and sharpening adjustments in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.” Critique: “Clearly, your planning really made this image come together successfully. Your experience with moonrises also shows with how you put the moon and Space Needle on a clean background with cool evening colors.” 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.