Seattle Times reader David Dana’s photo of a hang glider riding thermals above Issaquah’s Poo Poo Point.

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Photographer: David Dana, Bellevue Photo taken: June 19, Poo Poo Point, Issaquah Photographer’s description: “This was my first visit to the popular launching point for paragliders and hang gliders. This hang glider was the only one in the air, skillfully riding the thermals. I was struck by the patterns of the wispy clouds behind him, and found this angle that reminds me of a surfer riding a cresting wave. Shot with a Nikon D90, zoom lens set to 140 mm.” Katie’s critique: “I love the comparison to a surfer. What stands out about this photo is how clean it is — there isn’t a tree popping up to distract. And the clouds definitely make this frame. Going wider on the shot to show those wisps was a great choice.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos (and link to an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the year’s best and award a $250 gift card and other prizes every December. Below is a gallery including past Reader’s Lens picks.

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