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! “

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.