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Right before I left for Las Vegas, all my winter dreams came true. We finally got a decent amount of snow in the Washington DC area that I was able to photograph. I think one of my favorite things about photographing the snow in the national mall is the white on white that you get from the snow with the memorials. It just makes everything look so calm and monochromatic. The only way that you can tell that this is a color image is from the street signs. LOL.

The best part is that the snow doesn’t stop people from getting out there and exploring. You know what, I even saw runners and bikers on bicycles out in the snow. You can never say that the people in Washington DC aren’t dedicated. LOL.

This is an image that I’ve been planning for a while now. I’ve actually taken quite a few images from this spot but I don’t know if I’ve ever published any of them. They’ve never been exactly what I’ve been looking for. But in this particular image, I love all the snow on the ground with the tire tracks that are acting like leading lines directly to the side of the Lincoln Memorial. I saw those people crossing and purposely waited for them to be in the middle. I guess just a small detail that makes the image just a little more interesting. I love how it adds a little bit of scale as well.

Even though it just lasted one day, I’m glad I was finally able to capture some this winter season 🙂 But to be honest, I’m about ready for spring now.

My camera settings for this image is with my Sony A7II F4.0 at 1/2000th sec and ISO 800 with my Sony A7II and 70-200mm ultra zoom lens.

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Went to bed wayyy too late on Saturday but I was determined to wake up for sunrise on Sunday. I had already made up my mind up earlier in the day to go. Damn my decisiveness! But the sunrise turned out pretty cool. Worth the trip but crashed as soon as I got home.

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When is the best time to shoot the cherry blossoms? I think it’s the blue hour. There is this gorgeous glow that you don’t see at any other time of the day.

PS. I don’t how it happened, but I’m sick 🙁 I’ve been in bed for the past few days and haven’t been doing much else but sleeping. Sorry for the mediocre blog posts.

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Weekend Catchup: I took more cherry blossom pictures 🙂

Saturday morning was PACKED! The bridge on Ohio Dr looked cramped by 6am. It was NUTS but so much fun.

I took this image around 6:05a. Luckily I was meeting up with my friend, Manny who saved me a spot right in front of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial. The water was so calm, perfect for a great reflection shot.