As promised a couple cherry blossom photos from this year
I like all of these for various reasons.. it was just a quick grab I hope to work up more. This was my first year attending the cherry blossoms, I have always wanted to go and my friend loves DC so she set up a photo walk day and I joined her. It was quite an experience. The beauty and magnitude of this event is hard to fully grasp in photos, especially on such a sky blue day and in relation to the crowds it gathers.. the latter of which I am not a huge fan of. There were moments of frustration as people were in a lot of the lone tree shots I tried to get And most of the time they were breaking the rules and climbing on the trees which only irritated further. At one point I probably stood there trying to make it obvious that I was waiting to get the shot, for nearly 20 minutes… finally giving up and walking away wishing people followed rules like I usually do. I mean it’s for the sake of the trees after all. Call me a dork but I always feel paranoid on the rare occasion I break the rules (mainly to let Luna run). Next year is the 100th anniversary, can’t say I will face THOSE crowds unless I can manage to hit there early or late and on a week day. But I’m glad I finally saw the cherry blossoms, I have lived in VA all my life (till now) and never seen them, or the national zoo which also will hopefully be remedied this year.
Hope you’re all having a great weekend
Oh and I love that these were basically shot as is, very minor adjustments in exposure.
what an extraordinary display! do cherry blossoms smell? i’m just imagining that, with all of those blooms, the air was filled with sweetness.
my favorites are #2 and #3. i like the curvy line of the guardrail.
sorry about the people breaking the rules. i am constantly amazed at how unconscious of others and unthoughtful some people can be. i share your frustration!
Nice. Love that second shot–the branch shooting up into the sky like that:)
Yes, I agree, DC is at it’s best during cherry blossom week.
The blossoms look marvelous with the bright blue sky as your backdrop. Stunning!
I look forward to seeing more photos!
Gorgeous pictures. That first shot is stunning!
Absolutely love the second one. Such a beautiful blue sky and lovely blossoms.
They look beautiful! I lived near DC for two years and never went to see them! Sad, isn’t it?
Great Shoot,,, Nice Picture… glad to know you… 🙂
Awesome photos from cherry blossoms.
Lovely pictures, I only have a couple of cherry blossoms outside my flat, would love to have as many as are in your pictures!
Thanks, and thanks for the sub. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this many right outside our doors?
Those are so gorgeous!
Aww thanks, glad you enjoyed them, Thanks for stopping by
Yay for SOOC images. The light was perfect that day! These are awesome, and I think I might try to to do this event either sunrise or sunset next year, will let you! I”m so behind on getting mine up, tomorrow possibly. Zoo is also a must, mark it in your calendar May 21!! So excited!