Seattle Times reader Colene Acker’s photo of family members climbing on a colossal drift log at La Push.

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Photographer: Colene Acker, Gig Harbor

Photo taken: Nov. 8, La Push

Photographer’s description: “My 4-year-old granddaughter showed no fear as she scampered up this washed-up tree on First Beach. I took this photo when my son-in-law was lifting her past so she could walk back down the slope. Taken with a Fuji FinePix S1.”

Expert says: “Wow, that tree is gigantic! Great job using a wide angle to show the scale as well as showing the waves, for a sense of place. I love the captured moment of interaction. TIP: The limb sticking up on the right side is a little distracting and takes away from the moment. Try cropping in just to the edge of it, and some off the top, to still show the scale of the tree while focusing more on the interaction.”

— Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff