Benson Blake Photography

100 Years of DC Cherry Blossoms

Once again, the time is here when the city of Washington DC is taken over by millions of little pink blossoms. The cherry trees at the DC Tidal Basin are now in full bloom. This year marks the 100th anniversary of receiving 3,000 cherry trees as a gift from Japan.  I spent an hour there Monday evening, capturing images with my little point & shoot camera. No fancy accessories or big lenses... just me and a camera the size of a deck of cards. It was a nice challenge for me to see what I could come up with without all of the bulky professional stuff. The next day, I went back with my heavy gear. Can you tell which of these images are from the pocket-sized camera vs. the bulkier SLR? Here are my results... Enjoy!

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012 - MLK Memorial

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012 Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012

Benson at the Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2012 - Photo by Donnamaria Jones
Photo by Donnamaria Jones

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “100 Years of DC Cherry Blossoms”

  • Janice

    Monday, April 30, 2012 at 5:28 am

    Hello Benson,
    It’s Janice from TU! Your choir sister of course.
    Okay, so I’m new on twitter so you’ll have to bear with a sista.
    Question? Are the crisp, BEAUTIFUL shots from the pocket. If so, that is the majority of you shoot, right?
    Look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Warm regards
    Janice

  • Benson Blake Photography

    Monday, May 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Janice,
    The first image and the last two were taken with my big SLR camera.  All the rest were captured with my pocket-sized point & shoot camera.

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