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Share your recent photos of the Pacific Northwest

Reader’s Lens: Whether it’s a scenic shot from your Methow Valley getaway or a peak moment from a hike up Mount Si, we’d like you to share your best photos of our beautiful part of the world. These can be spectacular scenics, wildlife shots or simply photos of your family and friends having fun in the Great Northwest. Selected photos will appear in the NWTraveler section of Sunday’s newspaper and online at, and will be entered in our year-end judging for reader photo of the year (with a $250 gift card from a local camera store).

See previous Reader’s Lens winners.

See the 2016 Reader’s Lens Photos of the Year.

A few ground rules:

— For Reader’s Lens, photos must be recent. Preference will be given to photos taken within the past 30 days.

— For Reader’s Lens, a single photographer’s work will be featured no more than once every 90 days.

— No professional photographers, please.

— No image manipulation permitted outside of cropping and simple color correction.

— Complete information must be provided about the photographer and the photo, as requested below.

— There is no payment for use of photos. By entering your photo, you agree to our terms and conditions.

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For our upcoming reader-photo contest, we’re looking for your best photo featuring vegetables. Got a great pumpkin or elegant rhubarb in your yard? Send us your best recent “Autumn Harvest” photo, and we’ll choose a favorite to spotlight in The Seattle Times’ Reader’s Lens feature. One winner will receive a $100 gift card to Molbak’s Garden + Home. Submit by the end of the day Sunday, Sept. 30, to