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Winter Weather Advisory issued December 05 at 8:52AM PST until December 06 at 7:00AM PST by NWS

...SNOW RETURNING DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE... .A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SPREAD SNOW ACROSS PARTS OF EASTERN WASHINGTON STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING. ALTHOUGH THE OVERALL QUANTITY OF EXPECTED SNOW IS NOT LARGE THE TIME OF DAY WHEN THE HIGHER INTENSITY SNOWFALL OCCURS WILL COMPLICATE THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING COMMUTE.

This Afternoon

Hi32° Snow Showers

Tonight

Lo23° Snow Showers then Chance Snow Showers

Tuesday

Hi30° Slight Chance Snow Showers then Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo13° Mostly Clear

Wednesday

Hi23° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo14° Mostly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi24° Snow Likely

Thursday Night

Lo20° Snow Likely

Friday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo25° Chance Snow Showers

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Arriving at the Salmon festival Thursday, I was looking for something new to shoot, having covered the event multiple times in the past. I remembered back to a presentation I had given at the Bellingham Visual Journalism Conference in July about sustaining as a photojournalist in the same area for 25+ years. I talked about trying to find new angles, fresh subjects, and differentiating one year from another.

I walked the grounds of the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery in search of something new. I noticed more informational booths this year but visually, those are pretty static. I attempted a photograph at a snowshoe course set up on straw.

And caught a subject in midair. But I don't like the shadows and the kid's tongue sticking out.

I walked past the large aquarium set up and waited for some kids to come by but it was lunch time and it wasn't garnering much interest so I told the folks running it that I'd come back.

I headed for the Indian encampment thinking I could get a snack of smoked salmon (it would help my creative juices) but before I could make it there, I found some young Indian dancers to photograph and came up with this shot.

I liked the lighting on him and his colorful outfit and the dark background so thought it was a keeper. Before I could continue to the salmon, I noticed a crowd forming at the fish tank so I headed back that way. My original idea was to use a telephoto lens at a low angle to isolate fish, kids and sky since the clear, sunny weather was part of the story too.

I thought the image would be okay but I was missing the interaction that the kids were having with the fish. I started using my wide angle lens and caught this moment as a child pointed to one of the fish.

And that's what I was really after. It was graphic, told an accurate story, and was visually interesting. I never made it over for that smoked salmon but "settled" for a pastrami sandwich for lunch in Leavenworth.