Seattle Times reader Kristin Ogren’s photo of diners on the deck at Ray’s Boathouse.

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Photographer: Kristin Ogren, Seattle Photo taken: Oct. 28, Ray’s Boathouse deck, Shilshole Bay Photographer’s description: “While enjoying fish and chips on a sunny October day, I took a spontaneous shot with my cellphone, a Samsung Galaxy S5. Auto settings were ISO: 40, F 2.2, 1/628. Turned flash off for a silhouette effect.” Katie’s critique: “When I first looked at this photo I thought it was a reflection but then all those little differences popped up, which was fun. Great job to turn off the flash and expose for the sunlight and wait for just the right moment as the boat went by. I might crop just slightly off the left side of the frame to get that vertical beam as much in the middle as possible.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at (and see an online gallery of other Reader’s Lens photos). We judge the best and award prizes every December. Send us your best bird photo — and maybe win a Baja cruise Through Nov. 20, Seattle Audubon and The Seattle Times are seeking your best bird photos. To celebrate Seattle Audubon Society’s 100th anniversary, we’ll showcase winning photos (taken in Washington, by Washingtonians) on Grand prize is an Uncruise Adventures Baja cruise for two (value of $7,990), plus other prizes of travel, camera gear and more. Judges will include photographers Art Wolfe, Gerrit Vyn, Paul Bannick and a Times photojournalist. Enter now (and learn more) at