Cherry Blossoms Wind Down as D.C. Greens Up
* Spring Chill Continues: Full Forecast | Later: Hurricane Outlook *
With all the clouds and windy weather lately, opportunities for photographing the cherry blossoms have been somewhat limited this year, especially when you're like me and not willing to get up really early like CWG's Kevin Ambrose. Though I usually try to steer clear of weekend crowds, the light winds and blue skies of Sunday made it impossible to stay away.
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Sunday was extremely busy on the Tidal Basin and surrounds, the perfect (I type sarcastically) time for a photo shoot. Even though Saturday was quite sunny, the wind kept things a little cool and frenzied -- it appeared people may have waited for the nicer day to follow. Still, I was able to chase down a few good opportunities and snap a few more photos to remember this year's festival by.
I was sort of surprised that the wind had not taken down more flowers -- though they seem to be pretty hardy until they are past peak. Then they tend to create "blossom blizzards" in any sizeable gust. With new winds the past few days, it appears my next photographs with lots of cherry blossoms will have to wait till 2010.
Fortunately, much other greenery is just about to explode throughout the city...
P.S. If you've read this far: Check out a larger version of a photo published with Monday's forecast post. Though the trees have sometimes been pruned to an odd shape, their many angles can mix magically with light to create an ethereal scene (see a similar photo I took last year). Of course, adding a circular polarizer and having some blue sky helps too.
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