Category Archives: Washington

Tidal Basin

On my quick little trip to Washington DC a couple of weeks ago I had it all set up to meet online photog Jimmy Jones on Friday morning to shoot around the Tidal Basin and catch the beauty of the blooming Cherry trees at sunrise. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had plans of her own, I awoke to a steady downpour of rain Friday morning along with a temperature drop that made for miserable conditions. I still made my way down to the basin and met Jimmy.  We meandered around in the steady rain for a while trying to get a couple of shots and make something of the morning but the gray cloudy sky and a persistent downpour of rain made shooting virtually impossible and downright cold. Here is a couple from the morning I tried to salvage, the trees in bloom are a sight to see and meeting Jimmy was awesome.

We mostly hung out around the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial which is located at the Tidal Basin. The memorial, which honors the 32nd president of the United States, is composed of four “outdoor rooms” which represent each of President Roosevelt’s four terms as commander in chief.

After about 30 minutes we both decided we had enough and there was no break in the weather in sight, so we went to plan B and had breakfast together before we both hit the road home. It is always great meeting friends in person you have known online for years. Here is a shot of Jimmy before we packed it in, please don’t mind the noise, it was a High ISO morning lol.

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Nature’s Palette

Nature’s Palette  – Steptoe Butte, The Palouse

When the sun dipped behind the horizon that evening on Steptoe Butte the true beauty of the area was definitely on display. Sunrise at the Butte is amazing but after witnessing the magical colors during blue hour after the sun dipped below the horizon you can see just how diverse and ever changing these hills are. The mix of colors after the sun vanished was amazing and truly was a natural color Palette to the eyes. I was concentrating on sunrise shots and totally bypassed this gem processing my first images of this trip, I am glad I had a look back through them last week.

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