David Rosen
Since a photo from West Seattle of the Space Needle fireworks was impossible on New Years Eve. David Rosen chose to go downtown to get a closer look.

Happy (foggy) New Year West Seattle!

Thousands came out all over West Seattle on New Years Eve to see the T-Mobile fireworks show from the Space Needle. Cars jammed Harbor Ave. S.W. and people crowded into any viewpoint they could to see what was billed as the "largest number of fireworks ever," from the Seattle landmark.

But fog has a way of playing tricks. Just prior to show, about 11:40pm, the fog was hanging near the top of the Needle but a clear view of the city was possible. Twenty minutes later that was gone, replaced by a dense blanket of fog and mist making viewing impossible.

Those gathered at Hamilton Viewpoint in North Admiral were disappointed and a mini traffic jam formed immediately but quickly dissipated.

Photographer David Rosen however knew about the predicted fog and chose to get downtown for a closer look, resulting in our photo of the display.

Happy New Year West Seattle!

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