Seattle Times reader Craig Goodwin’s dramatic nighttime image of stars, lake and mountains.
Photographer: Craig Goodwin, Black Diamond Photo taken: March 4, Rattlesnake Lake, near North Bend Photographer’s description: “On the way back from taking night shots near Cle Elum, I stopped by Rattlesnake Lake and was pleased to find stars in the sky and beautiful reflections in the lake. Just got lucky being at the right place at the right time as the clouds soon rolled in. I used my Canon 6D with a 14mm Rokinon wide angle lens (f2.8, 25 second exposure, ISO at 4,000).” Katie’s critique: “The reflections of the mountains and the centered tree add a great element to this night photography shot. It almost feels like this is right before sunrise as we see those clouds in the distance brighten the sky and the stars fade out. The one bright star (or planet?) is a nice nugget in the sky. Great timing.” 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 past Reader’s Lens picks. Spring photo contest The Seattle Times is giving away a Canon camera bag for the best reader photo with a springtime theme. The winning image will be featured in Reader’s Lens the final week of March. Submit online by March 20 at seattletimes.com/northwestphotos (write “spring contest” in the subject line of your email). And look for more theme-oriented photo contests in coming months.