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Cherry blossom drive-by

Washington’s famous cherry blossoms were at their peak on Friday (when this was taken); it’s supposed to snow on Saturday, so that may be the end of them.

Taken with the new camera, a drive-by shot that I wish were a little sharper. But I feel fortunate to have gotten it through the cars, busses, barriers and trees and Tim’s window at rush hour from the wrong side of a highway that runs by the Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial.

We usually visit the cherry blossoms on the ground, but just couldn’t take the time to search for a parking place (impossible at that hour) and battle the thousands of people milling around the Tidal Basin, plus Tim is going to South Korea, so this was probably my one shot at it.

Little monster, posted earlier

Sony RX10 IV
1/500s f/5.6 at 97.5mm iso200 full exif

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Zoltán Balogh08-Apr-2018 16:13
Beautiful photograph. V
Gill Kopy08-Apr-2018 00:51
This is so lovely with the layers of colour - hard to imagine this in the midst of wild traffic !! V
Mairéad07-Apr-2018 21:18
They're magnificent. Not surprised you wanted a shot. V
Tom Munson07-Apr-2018 15:58
Wonderful colors and composition.
Ika Zinka Eferl07-Apr-2018 15:51
Nice view, lovely spring image! V
Fong Lam07-Apr-2018 15:43
A lovely spring capture of those beautiful cherry blossoms and nicely framed by those branches...V
Marcia Rules07-Apr-2018 14:00
Love this shot, Helen! One day I must see it. VV
janescottcumming07-Apr-2018 13:42
It's a very pretty view of the blossoms, I like it! V
Claude Gagnon07-Apr-2018 13:21
Wow, so beautiful :)) V
Jim Coffman07-Apr-2018 13:10
You seem to have mastered that new camera already! Nice work, Helen...
Lamar Nix07-Apr-2018 11:56
A wonderland! Nothing quite as lovely as Washington's cherry blossoms in April! V
Wim Ensie07-Apr-2018 09:16
Must be a joy to walk there. Maybe next year Helen.
danad07-Apr-2018 08:27
A superb spring image. V.
Bill Miller07-Apr-2018 08:04
I've never been to DC at this time of year. I imagine it is beautiful but very crowded around the pool.
Chris Morton07-Apr-2018 07:20
a splendid array
joseantonio07-Apr-2018 07:03
I have always wanted to be there at this time of year. Unfortunately had never been able to take holidays in April...V
Nirvan Hope07-Apr-2018 05:45
This is a fantastic view of the blossoms, love the framing by branches. Like Japanese art.