Photographer: Michael Soike, Bellevue
Photo taken: Nov. 20, Grayland
Photographer's description: "My family and I traveled out to go razor-clam digging and hundreds of people were digging with lanterns into the night. I used my Canon 5D mkII at 135mm."
Expert says: "Wonderful use of available light that nicely balances the setting sun's ambient light. The latter gives the digger a sense of place instead of floating around in a black hole. I really like the lower angle, too, putting the subject's back right under the straight horizon line. My only criticism is the composition. Sometimes placing a subject dead-center works. But I think placing this subject in the lower left would encourage viewers to read the photo from left to right and catch more of the clouds glowing from the sunset."
— Kevin Fujii, Seattle Times picture editor