Sunday, March 27, 2011

cherry blossoms

This weekend we went up to DC to see the cherry blossoms, even though they weren't quite in full bloom (they will peak Mon-Wed this week, so we had to choose between not quite fully bloomed this weekend and wilting next weekend) and it was unseasonably chilly (not terrible really, except for the wind and my freezing ears). But I am glad we went. I obviously went all Hipstamatic on the cherry blossoms, making an effort to keep switching up the lenses and film to get a variety of photos. I've started to try imagining what a shot would look like in different settings, to get the look I want. I start seeing distorted colors everywhere I look. And it makes me tire of the Hipstamatic a bit and want to take real photos. Nice photos. Not that I didn't get some gorgeous shots (if I do say so myself), but with some of them I like the composition so much and I just wish they had more detail. So I may give it a rest. We shall see.

Oh, and you can see more of my photos over here. I managed to narrow it down to 48 of my favorite, and that wasn't easy! ;)


  1. love the pics! I reposted them (but gave you credit of course) - hope you don't mind. :) How'd you do the tape-collage thing? I like it.

  2. You can download the tape at Pugly Pixel ( and I use Adobe Illustrator to layer everything together. It's something I'm trying to do more of instead of taking the easy way out and just posting a bunch of pictures in a line. Maybe someone will appreciate the (small amount of) effort I put into it!

  3. Awesome! I've never actually seen the cherry blossoms. Someday.