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.

Thanks for stopping



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  1. Rick Louie April 23, 2019 at 9:30 AM #

    Still very pretty site, despite the rain. I like the light glow in the first image. Nice to put a face to a name. I need to meet up with Jimmy one day!

    • Jimi Jones April 25, 2019 at 5:41 AM #

      This post recalls a fun and memorable morning, in spite of the lousy weather. We both got some decent shots, nonetheless. But above all was the opportunity to meet a long time online friend in person and nothing could put a damper on that.

      It was really great to meet you, Mike! 😊

    • Jimi Jones April 25, 2019 at 5:48 AM #

      @Rick Louie – Yes, someday in the not so distant future we should meet. It really is a great experience to connect with friends. 😉

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