West Seattle scene: Spectacular Saturday sunset

August 2, 2014 at 8:50 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weather | 6 Comments

Thanks for the sunset photos, concluding a day that started with a “sun-derstorm”! Top, from Greg; next, from David Schneider.

More in the works.

ADDED 11:07 PM: From Kevin Callahan:

(Those are the “crepuscular rays.”) From “Seattletimebandit,” who noted, “Wires or not, still spectacular”:

And from Michelle Riggen-Ransom, a wider view with the aforementioned crepuscular rays:

Thanks again!

6 Comments

  1. I was having dinner outdoors at Cactus, and we stayed to watch the sunset, then drove down Beach Drive. By the time we got to Emma Schmitz Park and looked backwatds the sky had burst into many shades of pink and light orange. It was truly spectacular….these pictures are great, but I don’t think any picture could truly do it justice… a lovely evening :)

    Comment by JanS — 9:25 pm August 2, 2014 #

  2. once again mother nature reminds us how lucky we are to live here!
    awesome
    photos!!!

    Comment by kumalavula — 9:29 pm August 2, 2014 #

  3. Was going to say what JanS said – lovely photos, but capturing the depth and beauty would be pretty much impossible. Was heading north on the viaduct at the time. It was jaw-dropping beautiful.

    Comment by LatteRose — 10:13 am August 3, 2014 #

  4. No doubt. I appreciate the photos as we were taking a short break, indoors, at the time, attending a family-related event, and could only glimpse part of it through a window … the first two photos were among a few that were sent before the colors were even gone, and I did manage to pull out the always-at-hand Official WSB Laptop to publish them :) thanks again – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:16 am August 3, 2014 #

  5. Back a decade plus ago, when I worked at the Seattle FilmWorks/PhotoWorks Retail Store here in WS (now Zaw’s Pizza) I had at least casual knowledge of the specific numbers, related to how much more color the human eye can see, as opposed to, back then, mostly 35mm film prints. I couldn’t personally relate to that, being red/green colorblind, and (presumably) the normal color sighted person would see more intensity in the colors.

    .

    Maybe some of our photog folks can weigh in with some facts.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 1:36 pm August 3, 2014 #

  6. I meant to say this before, but just got to the comments in my reader.
    thanks for documenting what I was guessing was a beautiful sunset. We were outside in our yard enjoying the evening. I looked through the trees in the nearby greenbelt and concluded that it was going to be a spectacular sunset. from our house in a little valley, I couldn’t really ‘see’ all of it, but we did see the amazing ‘crepuscular rays’

    (there are folks in our house with early bedtimes so we haven’t seen many sunsets this summer but I do enjoy these amazing photos. )

    Comment by sam-c — 2:53 pm August 7, 2014 #

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