Seattle Times reader Michael Uschold captured a quiet moment under the I-90 bridge.

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Photographer: Michael Uschold

Photo taken: Jan. 13, 2019, under the I-90 bridge at the entrance to Mercer Slough

Photographer’s description: “I have seen this phenomenon before: the sun reflecting off the water lighting the underside of the bridge, creating wonderful mirror reflections. In a kayak, it is like looking down 70 feet or so, producing a bit of vertigo. So when the weather was still and calm, I went specifically to take the photo. It was a stroke of good luck that the kayaker came by. Taken with an iPhone 6 in a waterproof case.”

Critique: “Having the prior knowledge of this scene really helps make an interesting photo. Waiting for a human element to enter the frame gives a nice sense of balance to the picture, although the kayaker gets a little blended in with the pillars.”

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