Seattle Times reader Dale Johnson’s aerial photo of a tree-lined road on Harstine Island, near Shelton.

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Photographer: Dale Johnson, Seattle

Photo taken: Dec. 28, 2016, Harstine Island

Photographer’s description: “I was staying at my brothers cabin on Harstine Island and on the south end, there is a windy road through the trees. I thought it would be perfect from above so brought my DJI Phantom 4 along to shoot it.”

Katie’s critique: “Dale Johnson continues to impress with his drone photography  and wins May’s Above & Beyond contest. The trees resembling Romanesco broccoli are what immediately catch my eye, and the winding road through the frame creates a great composition. I enjoy seeing more drone photography because it brings us images we don’t see on a normal basis and broadens the creativity of our growing photography community. Beautiful photo.”

‘Festival Focus’

We’re looking for a fun photo from a summer festival (or parade, or sack race, etc.) for  this month’s reader-photo contest. Find the most flamboyant marcher in the Fremont Solstice Parade or the highest-flying cyclist at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival. You name it.
Send us your best recent “Festival Focus” photo and we’ll choose a favorite to spotlight in The Seattle Times’ Reader’s Lens feature at month’s end. A Canon photo bag goes to the winning photographer. Submit by end of the day Sunday, June 25 to