I took this back in 2007, with an Canon Rebel XT (350D) – an entry level DSLR, handheld and standing on the some scaffolding four storeys up in a pretty dangerous location. Things I didn’t know in 2007. 1) For landscape ALWAYS SHOOT WITH A TRIPOD. 2) ALWAYS SHOOT IN RAW. That said, I was pleased that I got a different composition than the standard picture of the Seattle skyline, as it was not taken in Kerry Park which is pretty standard and where I got this picture (on a tripod, with an ND filter, in RAW) some years later on a winter’s day.
During our visit to Washington, DC, we went downtown on a lovely warm sunny April morning. There was thousands of people out for the Cherry Blossom race – a running race that takes in much of the wonderful cherry blossom that is out this time of the year. It also brought out many photographers keen to get THE picture and couples with photographers getting “couples” pictures with blossom as their background.