The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is upon us once again, and peak flower bloom was this past weekend. I had to get to the Tidal Basin quite early in order to find a good place to set up. Despite being quite crowded, all the photographers were quite helpful and offered suggestions for great shots.
Last month, I had the pleasure of covering a very special event. Kunga Norbu, the nephew of The Dalai Lama, set out on a walk from Washington, DC to New York City. The beginning of the journey started with a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in northern DC and then the group walked 6 miles south to the White House for the rest of the protest. From there, Kunga and a few fellow walkers set out on their 10 day walk to New York City. I was fortunate to take part in the walk in Washington and on their final day in New York as they approached the UN Building. These are some of the photos I took on those 2 days.
I recently had to shoot an assignment that represented the "Evidence of Man," in the style of Edward Burtynsky. I chose to shoot in and around a scrap yard and concrete factory in the south side of DC. You never know how people will respond to a request to photograph on their property, but these guys were very gracious and welcoming. They took me on a tour which gave me access to much better shooting angles. I was quite pleased with the results.