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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Reader Photos of the Year, 2011

Honorable Mention: Northwest fun and adventure
Photographer: Steve Utaski, Seattle
Photo taken: July 1, 2011, Maryhill, Klickitat County
Photographer's description: "At the Maryhill Festival of Speed, I was trying to connect the speed of the downhill racers with the very distinctive wind [turbines] in the area. Taken with a Nikon D700."
Judge's comment: "Lots of things make this image work: slow shutter speed, large depth of field, lens selection and composition. The motion blur of the skateboarder shows speed. A wide-angle lens is properly used to make the subject a good point of entry. The lens creates a nice line of perspective with the road to connect the skateboarder to the wind turbines."

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