It’s cherry blossoms season in Washington DC right now. They bloomed about two weeks earlier than normal, so it caught a lot of people off guard. But that didn’t keep the crowds away, even during a normal Washington DC work day the tidal basin was packed with people looking at the cherry blossoms. The cherry trees were given to the people of the United States from the people of Japan in 1912 as a gift of friendship. In among the cherry blossoms there’s a Japanese Pagoda that was given as another gift in 1958. It’s a symbol of friendship between the two countries.
I took this picture at the Tidal Basin when the cherry blossoms where in bloom at sunset. The cherry blossoms are wildly popular every year when they are in bloom. There’s even a website that tracks the blooms and predicts when they will be in full bloom.
Equipment used for this photo:
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS USM
Manfrotto 3021 Tripod
Bogen 3030 3-way pan/tilt head