Last Sunday, I headed to Washington D.C. at 5 a.m. to make images of the long-awaited Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin. I chose to shoot at sunrise when the morning light would cast the pink and white flowers in hues of pinks, purples and gold. At 630 a.m., I had tripod set-up and was shooting the flowers and monuments cast in the gorgeous morning light. These are two of the images I made from that day.
What I love most about the weekly photo challenge is sorting through all my travel photos trying to find the perfect image to share with you. I find myself smiling as I go through them. It brings up such happy memories of times when I saw amazing landscapes, historical sites, and most importantly, shared these moments with my family and friends.
This image was sitting patiently on my computer waiting to be revealed. I had forgotten about our trip to San Clemente this summer. On this day, Sam and I were meeting one of my very dearest friends, Lori, and her boyfriend for dinner at Fisherman’s Restaurant atop the pier at San Clemente Beach in Southern California. As we approached the pier, I saw this woman “scaling” the San Clemente Pier to fit on her small canvas.
Charleston, South Carolina is so rich in American history and culture! It’s a fabulous place to visit if you want a quiet, easy vacation. I had heard so many great things about Charleston – in fact, ONLY great things – about the city so my expectations were high when Sam and I took this mini-trip down south two weeks ago. It did not disappoint! Continue reading