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DC Cherry Blossoms
Posted By: Looms, 04-09-2008, 04:37 PM

Here are a series of photos from a trip to the Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival last week. I was disappointed it was a cloudy day, but still had a lot of fun.

All comments and critiques welcome ... always interested in ideas on how to do things better.

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04-09-2008, 05:40 PM   #2
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Very nice job composing your shots! Some blue sky would have definitely been a bonus. Was out there 10 years ago when the trees were in blossom, so beautiful!
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Very nice compositions, especially numbers 1, 2 and 5. Unfortunately they suffer from a pinkish cast, what program did you use to process them?
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i like 3. others are definately let down by the dull sky.

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So poeticly done. All are great images and the third is my favorite
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The pinkish cast resulted from an experiment with a little warming filter in photoshop. I'd talked myself into liking it, but am still not sold.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
So poeticly done. All are great images and the third is my favorite
I agree on #3 is my favorite. The grass is vibrant and constrasts very well with the soft color of the blossoms.
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Nice shots.

Nice Shots looms.. Cherry blossoms or any fruit tree type blossoms are always so nice..

Your pics makes me inpatient for the orchards where I live to start blooming.. I have a road that I have pegged out that is lined by cherry and fruit trees... Just waiting for spring!!

Thanks for sharin.. Nice work.. Kim

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Man I envy you, I wanted to go up there this weekend so bad, but I don't think I can afford 3 out of state trips in consecutive order.
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Those are some great captures. I really like #2 perfect framing and great detail.
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I think these are some of the best images of the Washington DC cherry trees in bloom I've ever seen. Very good compositions.
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I've really been enjoying gettting back to photography after a multi-year break and this forum's been great.

We're finally getting our first few warm/sunny days to go with spring, and I'm very happy.

Incidentally Buddah, the blossoms are pretty much gone now, so better wait until next year. IMO it's also worth a vacation day to go on a weekday and avoid the crowds.

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