Seattle Times reader Victor Tom’s photo juxtaposing a passing airplane with an unusual Seattle sculpture.
Photographer: Victor Tom, Redmond Photo taken: Feb. 13, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation headquarters, Seattle Photographer’s description: “My wife and I were making our first visit to the Gates Foundation Visitor Center and we stepped outside to view the sculpture net, ‘Impatient Optimist,’ by Janet Echelman. As I was taking pictures, I noticed a jet entering the scene. I waited until the plane reached the circular section of the net before pressing the shutter button. It looked to me as if the plane were caught in a fishing net. Nikon D800E, Nikkor 85mm 1.8 lens.” Katie’s critique: “I absolutely love this photo. The framing and timing are perfect. Great job by the photographer to see what was unfolding and to frame the photo in a compelling way. Documenting this piece of art is great, with its crazy lines, but having that jet in the frame adds context and brings this into the real world.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos. We judge the best and award a prize every December. Below is a gallery including previous Reader’s Lens picks.