Though summer technically continues for a few more weeks (and we hope the weather does too), Labor Day is the traditional end of summer around here. Kids are going back to school, the sun is setting earlier, and that long, gray winter is just around the corner. Here’s a look back at this summer on the Hill, with photos from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr. Your photos are always welcome in the pool — please join!
The weather was warm (very warm) and sunny for this year’s first Beacon Rocks! event, with the theme “Beacon: A Hill of Beans!” Here are a few photos from the event. All photos are by Wendi Dunlap.
Former BHB staffer Jason Simpson was visiting Beacon Hill yesterday and took this 3D photo of Beacon Hill Station with a FujiFilm FinePix 3D camera. You’ll need standard red/green 3D glasses to see the effect, and I strongly recommend you click through to the large copy of the image to see it at its best. If you don’t have those, check out this “wobble” gif that gives a 3D effect without glasses.
These images, from the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr and from our own archive, should remind you of some of the events and sights of 2012. These are not necessarily the best photos of the year (though some certainly would be included in that list), but ones that I felt really captured the events of 2012 for us. There were far more photos in the pool that I wanted to use — including some truly beautiful and skillful ones. Please visit the pool to enjoy more work by talented Beacon Hill photographyers, and consider contributing your photos of Beacon Hill to the pool.
Thank you to all the wonderful photographers who have contributed so much! You are much appreciated. Happy New Year, everyone!
News photographer Eric Jensen of KOMO (Beacon Hill Blog news partners) shot this footage of the effects of heavy rain around Swift Avenue South and South Graham Street this morning: