Reader Victor Tom captured a colorful glimpse of Redmond’s second annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest.

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Photographer: Victor Tom Photo taken: Aug. 19, 2018 at Redmond Town Center Photographer’s description: “At the second annual Pacific NW Chalk Fest, they had a section for kids and adults to color to their hearts’ desire. The result was this beautiful drawing, looking similar to a stained glass mosaic. Taken with a Fuji X-T20 and Fujinon 10-24mm lens.” Critique: “Besides the beautiful colors of the mosaic captured in this photo, what I really appreciate is the point of view of the image. By going up high and with a wide lens we get to see a different angle than just at eye level. Having people in the photo really helps bring a sense of scale that is needed with the high angle of the photo.”


For our upcoming reader-photo contest, we’re looking for your best summertime photo featuring flowers. Got stately sunflowers or swoon-worthy roses growing tall in your yard? Send us your best recent “Summer Blooms” photo, and we’ll choose a favorite to spotlight in The Seattle Times’ Reader’s Lens feature. One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Molbak’s Garden + Home. Submit by the end of the day Friday, Aug. 31, to 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.