Patrick Robinson
What a spectacular year for sunsets in our part of the world. A combination of environmental factors made for conditions that led to many absolutely stunning views as the sun went down through the spring and summer. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE.

The sunsets of 2012 were spectacular and worth sharing

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During the summer of 2012 Western Washington had 81 days without measurable rain. That, coupled with fires in Siberia, and later fires on the Olympic peninsula and eastern Washington made atmospheric conditions that were without equal.

Patrick and Kimberly Robinson went out literally every single one of those evenings to take a sunset photograph, as much to record it, as to share it with all of you. It was a singular summer in many ways. Even after the string of rainless days was broken, sunsets continued to be striking.

This is an area blessed with spectacular natural beauty, and this summer we had a chance to truly see it at its very best.

Thank you to all our readers who commented and enjoyed these photos throughout the year. It's been our absolute privilege to share them with you.

Note: Many of these have been previously shared on Facebook only and are published on WestSeattleHerald.com for the first time.

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