mama, look at those fishes … while some people went to see the cherry blossoms others go to pick up dinner. this little boy was way more fascinated by the fishes than the blossoms.
not sure what it is about cherry blossoms but it seems to make people take a break and lie down on the grass … especially daddies and their daughters. i guess this is the second shot with that theme, the first one having the nice little extra of the white blanket. this is also another one shot with the 35mm lens i recently got and another one where i was trying to play a bit more with the edges of the frame.
and another shot without people. this one flowers instead … well not really flowers i guess. cherry blossoms. last weekend they weren’t yet full in bloom, this weekend they were already on the way out.
no people … for a change. DC obviously did not hear about the crash in the housing market, it just build its way through it. this is one of many construction sites in the downtown area.
it was still cherry blossom festival, but he had missed the kite festival by a week. to make him feel better i still took a photo (actually he didn’t look unhappy at all, there was more wind this last weekend than the week before). its another shot with the Zeiss 35mm 2.0 and again i have to say i am impressed with what this little lens can do.
i have’t posted a skater photo in a while. as i walked around Capitol Hill this sunny afternoon i walked down to the skater park under the highway bridge. not much going just barely a handful there. but with the bridge above the light situation there is always a bit challenging but also provides some nice situations.
cherry blossoms are not all out yet. but here is a father and his daughter taking a break at the tidal basis, enjoying one of the first few days of spring this year. what drew me to this scene was the white blanket the two where on.
gallery place/chinatown metro exit in washington dc easter saturday. he was preaching about the resurrection. for me it was the first day shooting with the zeiss 35mm 2.0 and it was a lot of fun, and not only because it was the first day that felt like spring. and i will admit, rule of thirds completely ignored for this shot … but on purpose.
the vietnam memorial is my favorite memorial in DC. i think it is the most effective of all of them in conveying its meaning. every time i go i am moved to see the visitors interact with it. while at the Mall during kite festival on saturday i found out that it was also vietnam memorial day (the anniversary of the end of the war i think). so i went to the memorial which was packed. i have probably already taken hundreds of photos there, but with this one i like that even though the faces are not visible the hand gesture touched me. mostly because usually people will focus on a single name, this hand is more touching the whole wall.
buddhist monks at the kite festival