Looming overhead into DC was a storm that threatened our chance to see the cherry blossoms and snap a few photos. We arranged to show up at the metro station by 6:15am, allowing us a sunrise arrival at the Tidal Basin; except the metro gates aren’t unlocked until 7:00am – oops! So, we managed to drive into the city, found a free parking spot, and took a ton of pictures whilst never being rained on. As it was very overcast, the lighting wasn’t great, but the company was – thanks, Julia!
Below are my favorites.
The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is in the background.
With the Washington Monument matching the gray skies, it was so difficult to capture; the picture above is my best attempt. Sans the creepy flashing red “eyes” of the monument – you win some, you lose some.
I’ve labeled this “Origami Blossoms” – love the cattywampus framing from the branches and blossoms, and the fallen petals floating in the basin. Hands down, my favorite shot from today.