Photographer: Tony Sinclair

Photo taken: June 10, 2019, Mount St. Helens

Photographer’s description: “Mount St. Helens: looking south toward the mountain, Jupiter in opposition, with Milky Way tailing.”

Critique: “How often do we use the word ‘awesome’ in its truest sense? I’m not sure, but this photo leaves me with layers of awe. Visually, it’s simply stunning. It is a tremendously peaceful image of a place that has seen such enormous violence (both the mountain and the universe). Thanks for sharing. I hope our readers really enjoy this one.”

Editor’s Note: Normally, we select Reader’s Lens photos that are shot within the past few months, but we made an exception in this case.

Below is a gallery of previous Reader’s Lens picks. Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at Our favorite will appear in this spot next week. We judge the year’s best and award prizes in December.