along the Tidal Basin - Jefferson Memorial, Washington D.C.
Planning to be in Washington D.C. during the peak of the cherry blossoms
is easier said, than done. For 3 years I've tried to get that "perfect"
picture of Washington in full bloom, however, Mother Nature continues to
be a factor that I have to deal with.
The "day before" this picture was taken, a really big wind and rain storm
blew through the Washington area and removed MOST of the blossoms from
the cherry trees. The only consolation I had, was that there were thousands
of photographers in town that day and all of us were crowding around the
few trees that still had a few blossoms left.
For this particular picture, I had to climb up into the branches of the
tree, find the spot that had the most pedals left, and shoot the picture
while trying to keep my balance and not falling to the walkway below. That
was frustrating... but kind of fun, if the truth was told.
after talking with a Park Ranger, and finding out that the blossoms were
actually at their peak 2 weeks earlier, just gave me more hope for better
luck next year. I'll try to plan a bit earlier for that trip to Washington.
And that will include a few phone calls to the Washington area Park Rangers
to get a better understanding of my time frame to catch the best photos
of the blossoms.