Posts tagged “cherryblossoms”

DC Cherry Blossoms 2014

I might have gone a bit overboard using this fisheye lens with the cherry blossoms over the weekend. The blooms were lovely and it was a nice, warm day — though the DC crowds were thicker than I’ve ever seen them, both at the Tidal Basin and at the Washington Monument grove. Also notable was […]


I recently purchased a used SEL16f28 wide angle lens and VCLECF1 fisheye converter for the Sony NEX3 from Eric Cheng, and gave the combo a try around church and DC last Sunday. I’ve found the lens combo is also good for macro shots, as evidenced by these pictures of cherry blossoms and cats. (The cats […]

Cherry Blossoms, 2013

These young cherry trees near our apartment blossomed early, catching the last snow of the winter in late March: We visited the Tidal Basin that weekend to see if the DC blossoms had started, but there were only buds. I returned a week and a half later to find the blossoms at their peak. It […]

Cherry Blossoms 2012

Peak bloom came early this year: March 18th, owing to the warm winter. That was Sunday, so right after church we went down to mingle with the tourist crowd for the standard afternoon of DC hanami. We don’t do a full circuit of the Tidal Basin anymore when we go to see the blossoms. Too […]

Cherry Blossoms 2011

Full photoset is here: Cherry Blossoms 2011, part of the DC Cherry Blossoms Collection. DC cherry blossom season was a bit unusual this year, with peak bloom starting unseasonably early in the last week of March, then going through a couple of mild freezes at the start of April which put the blossoms in a […]