Photographer: Mike Coverdale, Westport
Photo taken: Dec. 29, Westport beach
Photographer's description: "A cold snap after a windstorm traced frost spray across everything along the Westport beach. Beachcombing made beautiful! I used a Canon 5D for this dawn picture."
Expert says: "The photographer drew me into this photo. By getting close to the sand dollar, the details of light hoarfrost give this a more fragile feel. Its textbook rule-of-thirds composition, short depth of field, line of perspective and clean negative space make this image stand out."
— Kevin Fujii, Seattle Times picture editor