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- AboutMy interest in photography started with influence from my dad. Wherever we went, he took pictures of my family and the scenery around us. As I grew up, more and more times, he let me be the camera man. Maybe the habit just stuck. I took up photography in the summer of 2006. I really am not sure what spurred the idea, but since then I have made a hobby of taking photos of what I find to be beautiful. What do I find to be beautiful? Mostly, nature. I find beauty in the subtleties of the Earth. When I take the time to think through the complexity of the Earth and the life within it, I conclude that there must be a reason to existence. However, Earth is only one small piece of the larger puzzle; much more beauty exists in places and shapes we have never imagined. What is that larger puzzle? What other beauty lies out in the Universe? What is the driving force behind life? These are questions that run through my mind when I witness nature. What makes the Earth beautiful to me? I can’t really say. I feel a quiet passion as a crisp…
The cherry blossoms of Washington DC and the Tidal Basin are in full swing and bloom, arriving several days ahead of schedule. As of today, only the 2nd day of the 100 Anniversary of the Cherry Blossoms and Cherry Blossom Festival, the flowers have peaked and will only last a few more days!
As I attempt to make it out a few more times before the cherry blossoms have fallen and given way to green, I wanted to share some of the images I took this past Monday morning. I’ll be posting more after the shooting season for this bloom is over. Hope you enjoy the shots!
The rising sun illuminates a passing cloud and its reflection on the Tidal Basin during peak of the cherry blossom season in Washington DC. (If you like this one, vote for a similar image I shot last year in the 2012 FotoDC contest here.)
Canon 5dm2, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G, f/14, 1/100th sec, ISO 400
“Washington DC Cherry Blossom Panorama”
A panorama show the peak bloom of Cherry Blossoms that line the Tidal Basin under a crescent moon, just before sunrise.
Canon 5dm2, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G, 10 shots stitched
“Life from Light”
Sunlight streams through the newly bloomed cherry blossoms that line Washington DC’s Tidal Basin.
Canon 5dm2, Canon 100mm/2.8 Macro, f/20, 1/100 sec, ISO 1600
So if you have been following my stream, you will have noted that I’ve been promoting my cherry blossom sunrise image of the Washington Monument on the Tidal Basin for the 100th Anniversary Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC:
I’ve been sharing the image to gather excitement for the upcoming 2012 Washington DC Cherry Blossom festival, but also to ask for support in winning the People’s Choice award in the 2012 FotoDC Cherry Blossom photo contest.
If you like the image, won’t you take a couple moments to vote for it as People’s Choice? You will have to provide your valid email address. The link to vote for my photo is here.
Also, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and to promote voting and sharing of this shot, I’m also offering 30% off of the fine art print of “Awakening”, but only through March 31, 2012. Now’s a great opportunity to own a unique peice of art that captured a fleeting moment of beauty of our Nation’s Capital.
Purchase the discounted print here.
Thanks for your support… it really does mean a lot to me!