West Seattle scene: First full moon of 2014

We are happy to be able to share this photo by Alki’s David Hutchinson. Just after sunset, we were walking along Don Armeni, where we found him staked out waiting to see if the moon would make this kind of appearance. No sighting by the time we moved on – but eventually, it showed up, spectacularly.

ADDED MONDAY MORNING: David shares this link with some trivia about last night’s full moon – and why it was nicknamed the “Minimoon.”

18 Replies to "West Seattle scene: First full moon of 2014"

  • annika January 15, 2014 (10:43 pm)

    Great picture, David!

  • Brandon January 15, 2014 (11:01 pm)

    Fantastic photo, David! I was out trying to photograph Rainier today.

  • JanS January 15, 2014 (11:45 pm)

    WOW !…just WOW !

  • Jim clark January 16, 2014 (12:14 am)

    Great shot David Man it stinks to work nights. i miss all the good sunsets and moon’s

  • Sheila Gustafson January 16, 2014 (12:40 am)

    Gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing this spectacular photo.

  • miws January 16, 2014 (5:54 am)

    Incredible photo, David!



  • Don Brubeck January 16, 2014 (7:22 am)

    Beautiful, David!

  • K'lo January 16, 2014 (7:29 am)

    Marvelous! I saw a similar photo on NWCN – yours is MUCH nicer!

    • WSB January 16, 2014 (8:34 am)

      There were probably a dozen photographers staked out at various spots between Luna Park and Seacrest waiting for this. Patrick and I had gone down to the shore for a walk after days of being somewhat housebound and noticed them on the return leg of the journey. Even though we mentioned the full moon in yesterday’s daily preview, it didn’t come to mind immediately and we thought they were all just looking for the classic “golden hour” shot with sunset colors reflecting off the downtown buildings … until we ran into David and learned he was awaiting moonrise.

  • miws January 16, 2014 (8:47 am)

    I saw the NWCN pic, too, shared on FB. At first I thought it was David’s, submitted to NWCN, as well as WSB.


    When I saw the image attributed to another person, I figured there had probably been several folks with their cameras hanging out down there. :-)



  • Craig Young January 16, 2014 (9:04 am)

    Great Shot David….Patience is a Virtue.

  • add January 16, 2014 (9:06 am)

    Fantastic photo – really incredible!! Thanks for sharing.

  • Trileigh January 16, 2014 (10:05 am)

    Oh, what a GLORIOUS photo! Excellent work, David!

  • sam-c January 16, 2014 (10:57 am)

    thank you for the wonderful photo!

  • Ms. Picky January 16, 2014 (11:41 am)

    We sure do live in a pretty place. Thanks for the beautiful reminder, David.

  • Kit Harris January 16, 2014 (2:19 pm)

    How can I get a copy of that shot? I’d love to buy one!

  • evergreen January 16, 2014 (9:21 pm)

    Wow, we live in a postcard!

  • Jc January 16, 2014 (10:53 pm)

    Amazing photo!

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