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This was taken a couple of weeks ago during the cherry blossom festival in Washington, DC. The water is the Tidal Basin and the building in the background is the Jefferson Memorial. You can see all of the people underneath the trees. It is an incredibly popular event jamming the Metro system and roads beyond capacity. I will talk more about the origin of the cherry trees in a future post. The normal peak for the cherry blossoms is usually between April 4-9. They do have a Cherry Blossom parade on the Saturday during the peak.
I didn't do much sharpening on this shot because the blossoms are naturally very soft and it didn't look realistic with any more sharpening than what I did.

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