READER'S LENS: Seattle Times reader Kim Hart’s photo of the setting sun framed by smoky layers of the Olympic Mountains.

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Photographer: Kim Hart, Poulsbo

Photo taken: April 17, from Poulsbo home

Photographer’s description: “Taken as the sun slipped behind the Olympics and Mount Walker.” Camera data: Nikon D7100, 18-200mm lens (shot at 200 mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO 320)

Katie’s critique: “I have seen many gorgeous sunset shots coming out of the Pacific Northwest because of the smoke drifting here from Siberian wildfires. This is one of those great shots. The many layers in this photo are beautiful, adding depth to the frame. This was exposed well for shooting directly at the sun, although I’m sure the smoke and light cloud cover helped with this. The sun is positioned perfectly. Lovely photograph.”

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