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Tidal Basin

A shot of the Washington Monument from the Tidal Basin during my trip into DC to see the blossoms in peak bloom earlier this year. The trip was kind of a bust as I got word my cousin passed away the on my walk to the train into town from my room on my arrival day. That pretty much sucked the photographic mojo I had hoped for out of my head. But I was there so I had to make the best of the situation and did wander around the town for a few shots. The amount of people in DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival is CRAZY. The following morning I was set to meet Jimmy Jones for some sunrise shooting but that was a rainout as well, so we opted for a nice breakfast instead.

 

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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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