Seattle Times reader Yee Feng’s tilt-shift photo of bike racers and big trees.

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Photographer: Yee Feng, Seattle Photo taken: June 30 Photographer’s description: “A beautiful summer evening at Seattle’s Seward Park Crit with Audi Cycling Team leading the charge. This race series has been running for 27 years and is a fantastic part of cycling in the Pacific Northwest. This was shot with a Canon 5D Mark III and a 45mm TS-E lens.” Katie’s critique: “The photographer clearly had fun playing with a lens that isn’t in everyone’s camera bag. Using a tilt-shift lens can be a way to break out of how you typically see and challenge your photographic eye. It allows a selective plane to be in focus. I enjoy how the line of bikes are the focus, with the ‘one way’ sign adding to that linear effect.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at We judge the year’s best and award a $250 gift card every December.

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