Seattle Times reader Martin Palmer’s artful photo of trees along a trail in the North Cascades.

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Photographer: Martin Palmer, Mill Creek

Photo taken: May 16, Upper Elliot Trail, North Cascades

Photographer’s description: “I was on a hike to Goat Lake. I came upon a grove of deciduous trees flanking the trail. I used an 8mm fisheye lens on a Nikon D5100 camera to get the effect of the tree canopy converging.”

Katie’s critique: “Great use of the fisheye lens, which can be tricky to use as images are easily distorted. All of the leading lines are fabulous, from the trail to all the tree trunks. The softness of all the high-up foliage is a nice balance with the thick brush weighing down the bottom of the frame. I love this photograph.”

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