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Originally published August 14, 2013 at 3:07 PM | Page modified August 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

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Lanterns of hope on a peaceful lake

Seattle Times reader Meg Wakeman’s photo of floating lanterns in the annual ‘Hope to Hiroshima’ ceremony.

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Photographer: Meg Wakeman, Seattle

Photo taken: Aug. 6, Green Lake

Photographer's description: "The 48th annual ‘Hope to Hiroshima,’ commemorating all victims of violence, was a lantern-floating ceremony held at Green Lake. The calm water created luminous reflections of the lanterns on its surface. Taken with Canon 5D Mark III, f/2.8, 200mm, ISO 12800, 1/160th second."

Expert says: "The shallow depth of field makes it appear the lanterns go on forever. I love how the lanterns in focus are kind of separated from the bunch and are reflected on the black-glasslike lake. This is a beautiful and serene photo that represents the ceremony very well."

-- Katie Greene, Seattle Times photo staff

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