Cherry Blossoms!

Weeping Cherry

Copyright 2011 Cynthia P. Hunter

Spring has finally arrived, although with today’s temperature (44 degrees) and cloudy drizzle, it may as well be February. However, a quick survey of area parks provide an abundance of cherry blossoms waiting for the peak day. On this particularly cloudy day, I had a chance to enjoy Spring’s showcase of cherry blossoms before the peak, day, hour or minute. …Ideally, the peak is predicted for March 28 thru April 2, 2011. However, the cold temps and rainy wet weather may have delayed the actual peak. Not wanting to endure the crowds at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, I ventured to Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. At Brookside Gardens, I was able to enjoy the solitude and take in the beauty of the the season without the crowds. No, I didn’t get the post card shot of the Washington and Jefferson Monuments framed with Cherry Trees, but I came back with the simple beauty of tree trunks and branches dappled in soft pink petals.
Simple Pleasures … Cherry Blossoms Gallery

What Do You See?

When composing an image to photograph, often times, I close my eyes to see the image without focusing on any one focal point.  I look for the presence of the scene.

Washington DC Architecture

I begin to feel the color of light and how the surrounding areas absorb the light. This process produces a visual image often not seen by those who only look.  It may sound a little confusing, but it works.  These images of building reflections in Washington, DC, appeared after I closed my eyes for a few seconds and erased  all the previous images I saw while looking at the buildings. The building reflections were there all the time, but I noticed them only after re-opening my eyes.    The building reflections appeared more interesting than the actual buildings.    Enjoy!