Seattle Times reader Dylan Ma’s telescopic photo of the crescent moon setting beyond the Space Needle.
Here’s the winning entry in our May reader-photo contest with the theme “Looking up.” The prize is a Canon photo bag. Photographer: Dylan Ma, Bellevue Photo taken: May 7, from Bellevue Photographer’s description: “Watching the crescent moon slip behind the Olympic Mountains and above the Space Needle showed me that we should always be looking up, from where we are on Earth today to where we will be in the future. Taken with a 560-mm focal-length telescope and Canon T3i.” Katie’s critique: “This is one of the more thoughtful and unusual ‘Looking Up’ photos we received for May’s theme. Shooting through the telescope was a fabulous idea. Looking closely, we’re able to see the outline of the moon extending from that sliver, which is pretty cool. The red lights atop the buildings nicely mirror the color of the sky. And the compression from the telescope allows the mountains to loom high over the skyline. Keep looking up, y’all.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. We judge the year’s best and award a $250 gift card and other prizes every December. Below is a gallery of other “Looking up” contest entries.