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Featured in City Scapes and City Skylines April 17, 2011.
Featured in Historic Places May 13, 2010.

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
Thomas Jefferson
my thanks to Bill Fox for the perfect quote!!!

A capture of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC (USA) during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, April 2, 2010. The Jefferson Memorial is managed by the National Park Service under its National Mall and Memorial Parks division.

Image taken with the Nikon D300 and the 18-200mm vr Nikon lens, cp filter used. Shutter speed 1/250, aperture f/8.0, exp. +0.33, iso 200. Post work included hdr in Photomatix Pro from a single image duplicated at +/- 2 in Photoshop CS4.

See the textured version here

my thanks to Obsidian Dawn for the cloud brushes!!

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  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 4 years ago


  • thank you, sweetie!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much, Sean!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 4 years ago

    Lois, this is just stunning!!! Excellent capture!

  • Hi Cee!!!!! Thank you so much!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”
    Thomas Jefferson

    A tremendous shot!!!!, Bill

  • Oh, Bill … thank you dear!!!!!!! There ya go … I just spent the last half hour looking for a good Thomas Jefferson quote and found nothing I liked … THIS is great … may I use it in the description?

    – Lois Bryan

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 4 years ago

    Exceptional work Lois, so well framed by the trees, with an awesome perspective…inst fave!!!!

  • thank you, Larry!!!!! I’ve got shots with the tree in focus and the memorial not … and more like this … was hard to choose which I preferred, lol!!!! So glad you approve of this one!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaover 4 years ago

    Outstanding work my dear friend. I love the tree, it frames your shot beautifully.

  • thanks darling girl … there’s a creative dof challenge floating around that I used as an excuse for popping this one up … glad you liked it!!! YAY!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, Lois! The delicate cherry blossoms frame the Tidal Basin and memorial so beautifully!

  • Jan you are so good to me … thank you!!! You know I’ve lived here all my life (lotz and lotza years) and I think this is the first time I’ve actually been down to see the blossoms!!!! BOY was it crowded!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    It was a lot easier to see when we worked there!

  • This really was a great spring season … for the first time in I don’t know how long, we actually had blooms at peak during the festival … and the temps were glorious … warm but not hot … it was perfect!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Jeff  Wilson
    Jeff Wilsonover 4 years ago

    Really good picture, Lois. Well framed

  • Hi Jeff!!!!! Thank you!!!!! You have to know there was a story behind jockying for position to catch the blossoms and the memorial in one frame … WITHOUT TOURIST HEADS, lol!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Did you take the metro in to DC? I remember those crowds. Phew.

  • yeah, we went in on the metro .. my son and his girlfriend were going down and I tagged along. I Do Not Like the metro … especially with all the horrible accidents recently on the red line … but the crowds there weren’t as bad as I expected (and we came home during rush hour!!) … plus … we made it back in one pice, lol … so all in all a successful day!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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