This Saturday I went to see the cherry blossoms at peak bloom. Thinking I’d beat the crowds, I ran to the Tidal Basin at 6:30 a.m. Despite the early hour, there were lots of photographers and tourists awaiting the sunrise. I shouldn’t have been surprised – it makes sense that so many people would want to capture such a beautiful scene.
I made my way around the reservoir, dodging tourists with selfie sticks and couples posing for engagement photos, and took a few pictures on my iPhone. Here are some of my favorites.