Seattle Times reader Wes Henricksen’s photo of a happy family moment on the Washington coast on New Year’s Eve.

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Photographer: Wes Henricksen, Longview Photo taken: Dec. 31, Pacific Beach, Grays Harbor County Photographer’s description: “My wife, 2-year-old twins and I live in Longview. My parents live in Seattle. We frequently get together at my grandmother’s cabin on the ocean, and grandma was walking with my kids at sunset. I happened to grab this photo, and loved the color palette.” Katie’s critique: “I love the moment and interaction within this photo. The long shadows that go out of the frame lead our eyes to that moment. Great job by the photographer to not overexpose, allowing for those soft oranges and blues to set the tone of the frame. I feel like I’m on the beach with them.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at We judge the best and award a prize every December. Below is a gallery including previous Reader’s Lens picks.