Benson Blake Photography

DC Cherry Blossoms 2009

Sunday, I took some time out to visit the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in Washington DC.  This was my first time seeing them (that I can remember) in more than 10 years.  Even though all the trees were not yet in full bloom, I was able to find enough that were camera-ready.  There are just a few more days left to catch the pink blossoms at their peak.  The National Cherry Blossom Festival began on March 28th and will continue until April 12, 2009.  Here are some images I created of the cherry trees, in color and infrared (black & white).

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - Washington Monument

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - infrared

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - Jefferson Memorial

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - infrared

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - Washington Monument

Cherry blossoms & sunset in Washington DC 2009

Cherry blossoms in Washington DC 2009 - Washington Monument

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “DC Cherry Blossoms 2009”

  • Dotey Johnson

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • Stella M. Grant

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    A grand job as usual.
    Although not as spectacular, do you remember the trees in bloom along the avenue adjacent to the Hampton Public library? They make quite a spring statement as well.
    We miss seeing you on campus. Take care and continue the good work.

  • Pamela Hill-Brown

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    What wonderful pics of God’s beauty!

  • Cassandra

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    These are so awesome. Makes me want to come visit DC this week.

  • Bobby Thigpen

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    These are beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  • Jean

    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Simply beautiful!

  • June La Marca

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Wonderful photos, Benson. What talent!

  • Regina Jones

    Friday, April 3, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Benson, you never fail to amaze me with such awesome works of art!!! As I forestated, God has blessed you with an awesome gift!!!! Continue to allow him to shine thru your work and you will forever be blessed!!! We really miss you (VMC)

    Love & Prayers to you

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