Spring time in the DMV!

The masses of people have started to hit Washington DC for the highly anticipated Cherry Blossom season that welcome us into spring weather(ish).  Winter has not fully decided to make up it's mind and leave us just yet so the blossoms are being delayed a bit but after some fantastic weather over the weekend they are really starting to pop!  This week and next week should be some great photos coming out of the area for Cherry Blossoms!

Aside from the Cherry Blossoms being very exciting as I really do enjoy shooting them, the challenge is figuring out a unique way to capture them that captures how beautiful they are but isn't just another shot just like everyone else and I have not quite figured out that one yet but I will be working on some more detailed shots this year and trying to do some photo stacking to really get the details.

The other great thing is meeting up with other photographers in the area that you follow online and finally getting to put a face to a name.  Over the weekend I got to catch up with one of my favorite photographers Angel Pan as well as a few new faces, Li Zhujun (https://500px.com/18wwai - IG - @li.zhujun), David (IG - @edgardavisp) and another photog I have followed for a while who is incredible Jarrett Hendrix (https://www.jarretthendrix.com/ - IG - @jarrett.hendrix).  I have to do better of capturing peoples faces when we meetup, I usually get side profile or the back of them. 

 Angela Pan (http://www.abpan.com/ - IG - @abpanphoto)

Angela Pan (http://www.abpan.com/ - IG - @abpanphoto)

 Li Zhujun (https://500px.com/18wwai - IG - @li.zhujun)

Li Zhujun (https://500px.com/18wwai - IG - @li.zhujun)

 David (IG - @edgardavisp)

David (IG - @edgardavisp)

 Jarrett Hendrix (https://www.jarretthendrix.com/ - IG - @jarrett.hendrix)

Jarrett Hendrix (https://www.jarretthendrix.com/ - IG - @jarrett.hendrix)

Yes, I know what your saying, that's nice Larry please show us the Cherry Blossom captures from Easter Sunday you captured vs all these words, my bad, here ya go. 

 Early Blue Hour with cherry blossoms lit with a LumeCube ---- Sony A7R3 --- 6:17am -- Sony 24-240/38mm, 20sec exposure, F/8, ISO 100

Early Blue Hour with cherry blossoms lit with a LumeCube ---- Sony A7R3 --- 6:17am -- Sony 24-240/38mm, 20sec exposure, F/8, ISO 100

 Extreme blue hour with one of my favorite subjects, the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in 1 frame.  Add in some cherry blossoms lit from the LumeCube and tada!  ----  Sony A7R3 --- 6:36am -- Sony 16-35/19mm, 10 second exposure, F/16, ISO 100

Extreme blue hour with one of my favorite subjects, the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in 1 frame.  Add in some cherry blossoms lit from the LumeCube and tada!  ----  Sony A7R3 --- 6:36am -- Sony 16-35/19mm, 10 second exposure, F/16, ISO 100

 Just as blue hour was starting to get washed out from the clouds I was able to capture this shot which I really love.  ---- Sony A7R3 --- 6:47am -- Sony 16-35/35mm, 25 sec exposure, f/16, ISO 100.

Just as blue hour was starting to get washed out from the clouds I was able to capture this shot which I really love.  ---- Sony A7R3 --- 6:47am -- Sony 16-35/35mm, 25 sec exposure, f/16, ISO 100.

 These are some of the shots I am working on this year.  Stacking this photo so you have more in focus but still have that shallow dof Bokeh to really have the Cherry Blossoms pop.  ---- Sony A7R3 --- 7:43am -- Sony 90mm Macro, F.2.8, 1/125, ISO 250

These are some of the shots I am working on this year.  Stacking this photo so you have more in focus but still have that shallow dof Bokeh to really have the Cherry Blossoms pop.  ---- Sony A7R3 --- 7:43am -- Sony 90mm Macro, F.2.8, 1/125, ISO 250

If your ever out at the Tidal Basin or National Mall and you see a Husky guy with Texas Rangers or Texas Tech clothes on you have probably found me, so say HI!  Look forward to sharing some more of this beautiful city with you all as we are still setting in after being here for 2+ years.