David Rosen
The Space Needle lit up the night sky to help ring in the New Year for 2013. Thousands of people put up with temperatures in the mid 30's and chose vantage points on Harbor Avenue and other east facing locations to catch show while people also gathered up at Myrtle Reservoir Park, Hamilton Viewpoint, and also near High Point.

SLIDESHOW: The Space Needle dazzled with a brilliant show for 2013

By David Rosen and Patrick Robinson

The Space Needle's annual New Year's fireworks show saw improvements over previous years with a higher range on some of the effects and new smokeless fireworks which largely eliminated the smoky haze that in the past would obscure fireworks that followed.

Photographer David Rosen chose a vantage point on Admiral Way to capture the 8 minute show. Photographers Patrick and Kimberly Robinson chose a spot in the north parking lot at Providence Mt. St. Vincent.

Thousands of people put up with temperatures in the mid 30's and chose vantage points on Harbor Avenue and other east facing locations to catch show while people also gathered up at Myrtle Reservoir Park, Hamilton Viewpoint, and also near High Point.

Derek Lee and Racheal Prim were up at Mt.St. Vincent watching the show. "It was a great show, went on for a long time," said Lee. Despite being billed as a smokeless show, "It was pretty smoky," said Lee and Prim. They liked the finale the best, "the thumps that followed the big explosions," Lee said.

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