Photographer: Sarah Bergquist
Photo taken: July 30, 2022, at Naches Peak Loop Trail at Mount Rainier
Photographer’s description: “I’ve become a sunset hike person — you don’t have to battle for parking spots, and you get shots like this without needing an extra cup of coffee. This was a leisurely hike at Mount Rainier with the beargrass in its full, sun-kissed glory. Shot on a Fujifilm XT-20 using an XF16-80 mm lens.”
Critique: “Well, this looks like a marvelous way to end a day. The light here is just so exquisite (sun-kissed glory, indeed!), and you captured it perfectly. There is so much detail and nuance, and it’s cropped and framed with elegance. The sunlit beargrass is truly the highlight, but I hope people appreciate the wealth of detail hidden in the shadows. Well done, and thank you for submitting!”
Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at seattletimes.com/submit-photos. Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.