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ELLEN M. BANNER / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Monday, December 21, 2009

Seattle Times Pictures of the Year 2009

May 17: After years of covering the Sound Transit light rail construction from downtown Seattle to the Seattle Tacoma International Airport, I thought I'd shot every angle that could be shot along the 13.9-plus-mile route — but still didn't know what would be the one picture to tell the overall story. Then, near the end of the project, Sound Transit communications specialist Bruce Gray told me about lights over the Duwamish River. They were on only when the train crossed the river. I went out there one night, and in a few seconds I had one of the prettiest shots I'd ever seen of the train so many of us had been waiting for so long.