Photographer: Alisa McFeron

Photo taken: Dec. 22, 2020, at Lake Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace

Photographer’s description: “Photo taken of Hannah (age 3) on an early morning stroll of Lake Ballinger Park after heavy rains flooded the park. Taken on an iPhone SE.”

Critique: “During the pandemic, I’ve made it a point to try to select images that offer a sense of calm or peace, and this fits the bill. I love how the little girl is right where the reflection of the sun would be. The ripples in the water add a nice touch of dynamism to an otherwise still and gorgeous morning. Thanks for sharing! “

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