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regnaD kciN

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2. O.K., I can't resist...
Mon Dec 29, 2014, 05:59 AM
Dec 2014

Having stuck to my one-photo-per-month rule above, here are a few "deleted scenes" from the retrospective's last few months.

In October, I also visited the famed Cedar Creek Grist Mill in southwest Washington, long a favored autumn location for Northwest photographers. Surprisingly, I seem to have never posted any of those images here, so let me make up for that oversight now.

If the first day of November brought images of flame-orange foliage, two weeks later, an arctic blast had brought winter to the region in no uncertain terms. An attempt to photograph a frozen-over Franklin Falls came to nought when I discovered that the approach to the falls was a solid slope of sheet ice. On the way back, however, I was able to capture these ice patterns along the edges of a still-flowing Denny Creek.

I thought long and hard about my December choice above, as I had several worthy images from that vantage point. I elected to go with the earliest, with the city and mountain bathed in "golden hour" light. However, I also thought it worth including this shot, taken the better part of an hour later, with Seattle lit up in holiday colors, Rainier still hovering, ghostlike, on the horizon.

2014: A Look Back [View all] regnaD kciN Dec 2014 OP
Great pics! Sherman A1 Dec 2014 #1
O.K., I can't resist... regnaD kciN Dec 2014 #2
Beautiful photos! trusty elf Dec 2014 #3
Gorgeous photos! mnhtnbb Dec 2014 #4
Wow! Proud to be the 5th rec! Rhiannon12866 Dec 2014 #5
WOW! marym625 Dec 2014 #6
What magnificent photos! ColesCountyDem Dec 2014 #7
These are beautiful! brer cat Dec 2014 #8
Glorious, amazing, breath-taking! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2014 #9
!!! SammyWinstonJack Dec 2014 #10
Beautiful, regnaD Blue_In_AK Dec 2014 #11
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