52 Weeks of Photos: Week 14; Cherry Blossoms D.C.

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.



About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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13 Responses to 52 Weeks of Photos: Week 14; Cherry Blossoms D.C.

  1. EternalForms says:

    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!

  2. findingthemotherlode says:

    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.

  3. The blossoms look marvelous with the bright blue sky as your backdrop. Stunning!

    I look forward to seeing more photos!

  4. 2browndawgs says:

    Gorgeous pictures. That first shot is stunning!

  5. Kristen says:

    Absolutely love the second one. Such a beautiful blue sky and lovely blossoms.

  6. They look beautiful! I lived near DC for two years and never went to see them! Sad, isn’t it?

  7. didex says:

    Great Shoot,,, Nice Picture… glad to know you… 🙂

  8. sartenada says:

    Awesome photos from cherry blossoms.

  9. Kieran Hamilton says:

    Lovely pictures, I only have a couple of cherry blossoms outside my flat, would love to have as many as are in your pictures!

  10. montucky says:

    Those are so gorgeous!

  11. nicoleinbold says:

    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!

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