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Monday, December 21, 2009

Seattle Times Pictures of the Year 2009

July 5: This photograph was taken at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle while I was working on a story for Pacific Northwest magazine about the Northwest's picnicking culture. With vistas of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, the beach's fire pits are a popular hangout throughout the summer well into the colder months. On clear evenings, the beautiful colors of the sunset often make dramatic combinations with the fires. We ended up choosing another image to publish from the same location. However, this image was a close second.