Saturday, March 13, 2010

Bloomin' Moon

Washington D.C. is known for limestone buildings, but the softer side of the Nation's Capital blooms but once a year. I visualized this image as black and white when I exposed the frame. The blue sky was slightly dark and the lack of clouds left the scene in need of action. The blossoms converted nicely into black and white, and this transformation brought drama to the image. The negative space surrounding the moon helps highlight both the rising moon and the cherry blossoms of April. Next time you are in Washington D.C., set aside a few hours to walk outside of your comfort zone (e.g.: Mall, museums, and government buildings) and search for D.C.'s soft side. Your search will be worth the effort!

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