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.