2012 DC Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom

The cherry blossoms of Washington DC and the Tidal Basin are in full swing and bloom, arriving several days ahead of schedule. As of today, only the 2nd day of the 100 Anniversary of the Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Blossom Festival, the flowers have peaked and will only last a few more days!

As I attempt to make it out a few more times before the cherry blossoms have fallen and given way to green, I wanted to share some of the images I took this past Monday morning. I’ll be posting more after the shooting season for this bloom is over. Hope you enjoy the shots!

“Early Bloomer”

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The rising sun illuminates a passing cloud and its reflection on the Tidal Basin during peak of the cherry blossom season in Washington DC. (If you like this one, vote for a similar image I shot last year in the 2012 FotoDC contest here.)
Canon 5dm2, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G, f/14, 1/100th sec, ISO 400

“Washington DC Cherry Blossom Panorama”

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A panorama show the peak bloom of Cherry Blossoms that line the Tidal Basin under a crescent moon, just before sunrise.
Canon 5dm2, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G, 10 shots stitched

“Life from Light”

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Sunlight streams through the newly bloomed cherry blossoms that line Washington DC’s Tidal Basin.
Canon 5dm2, Canon 100mm/2.8 Macro, f/20, 1/100 sec, ISO 1600

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