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Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Reader's Lens, 2014

Photographer: Craig Goodwin, Black Diamond

Photo taken: Nov. 16, Tipsoo Lake, Chinook Pass

Photographer's description: “Taken at about 8-8:30 p.m. using a Canon 6D camera with 16mm wide-angle lens. At this time of year, the Milky Way can be seen as it passes over Mount Rainier. Lights of Seattle and Olympia are also visible.”

Expert says: “This is a lovely capture of the great outdoors. The wide-angle lens makes it look as if we’re about to jump into hyperspace, like in ‘Star Wars.’ The balance between the stars and the city lights is nicely done. I really like the contrast between the trees and snow in the foreground. Beautiful frame.”

-- Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff

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