Seattle Times reader Delton Young’s photo of a pristine snowy landscape on a blue-sky day.

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Photographer: Delton W. Young, Bellevue Photo taken: Dec. 30, Mount Rainier National Park Photographer’s description: “The snowshoeing person is Barbara Waxman, about two miles up the Mazama Ridge route from Narada Falls. Taken with a Canon 5D Mark II at f/16, 1/100 second, with a 28 mm lens.” Katie’s critique: “Wow! This is a gorgeous scene. The bright and clear blue sky is stunning against all the snow. I love the wide angle along with having the snowshoer in the photo to show the grand scale of the winter wonderland. Great use of the rule of thirds, too, placing her at a nice point in the frame.” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at We judge the best and award a prize every December. Below is a gallery including other Reader’s Lens picks.