Fog and Blossoms

March 31, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

On Thursday, I made my annual trip to the Tidal Basin to shoot the cherry blossoms. I arrived very early in the morning and was greeted by a blanket of fog.

Early morning fog around the Jefferson MemorialEarly morning fog around the Jefferson MemorialFog lingers around the Jefferson Memorial just before sunrise during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.

The fog allowed me to get some interesting shots. I particularly like the following photo. The flat lighting from the fog allowed me to achieve an even exposure and to capture a sense of dreaminess.

A touch of pink around a foggy memorialA touch of pink around a foggy memorialCherry blossoms frame the Jefferson Memorial shrouded in early morning fog during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.

The presence of the fog and the fact that the trees bloomed a week earlier than expected helped keep the number of tourists to a much lower level than usual. With fewer tourists around, I was able to take some photos without people in my shots.

 


The fog lingered until about mid-morning. I was able to take a couple of other shots that I think turned out well.


 

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