I captured this on 12-28-12. One last photo excursion for the year. I was in Seattle for Christmas and had a day to do with as I wished before heading back to California. It had been nearly 10 years since my last photo trip to my favorite Washington location, Paradise on Mt. Rainier. The clouds were being to push up the mountain, as it had been a clear blue contrasty day till an hour before sunset. With the sun behind these trees when I captured this wonderful year ending image. Enjoy.