Seattle Times reader John Thielemann’s photo of a dog shaking off water after a swim near Snoqualmie Falls.

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Photographer: John Thielemann, Woodinville Photo taken: Sept. 25, on the Snoqualmie River Photographer’s description: “My friend’s dog, Chella, was having a great time retrieving tennis balls from the river below Snoqualmie Falls. I was trying to catch the backlit action as she shook herself. This is a heavy crop of one lucky shot taken in a series using continuous shutter release. Exposure at 1/200s, f/5.6, and ISO 200 with Nikon D7000 and Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G lens set at 46mm.” Katie’s critique: “Great job by the photographer to see the backlighting that created this fun image that has tons of texture. By having a shutter slow enough that it doesn’t quite stop action, we get that slight blur that shows the dog’s movement but still allows its eye to be sharp. Great use of the rule of thirds. Fun photo!” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the year’s best and award prizes every December. Winners will be featured in the Sunday newspaper on Dec. 25. Entry deadline for 2016 judging: end of day Sunday, Dec. 4.