Seattle Times reader Hai Nguyen’s self-portrait photo set in an avenue of golden trees

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Photographer: Hai Nguyen, Renton Photo taken: Oct. 23, Boardman, Ore. Photographer’s description: “Boardman Tree Farm was a surreal place to…witness the vibrant golden colors at peak, and (the) symmetry of how these trees were planted was just too captivating. Knowing that this tree farm will soon be chopped and renovated into a cow farm, it was definitely worth the drive from Seattle. Nikon D800E with Nikon 70-200mm, f2.8.” Katie’s critique: “I’ve heard about the beauty of this farm on the northern edge of Oregon with its astounding symmetry, and Hai Nguyen captured it wonderfully in this self-portrait. The leading lines are great, highlighting the pretty golden leaves. The pop of blue of Nguyen’s jacket against the yellows is really fun. Great lens choice to get some compression but wide enough to get a scope of the landscape.”