There’s something very different about seeing the cherry blossoms in Washington DC at night:
When they are at peak bloom and lit by the moonlight they have an ethereal/ghostly appearance to them. With the moon light they almost appear to glow.
I went over to take pictures on a weekday night, so there were almost no other people around. It was the exact opposite of going over during the day time.
If you go over on a weekend at night it’s a little different. There will still be tour buses that come by and drop off people to see them. But a weekday night and you’ve only got the locals that are there.
Makes it so much easier to setup your tripod and get long exposures!