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These are some of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC during the Cherry Blossom Festival a few weeks ago. It was said that the 29th of March would be the peak this year so that's when I went down. It was during the week and I didn't take the entire day off from work so I ended up going down later in the day than normal. This was a happy accident with the backlight and the beginning of the sunset in the background. The path on the right follows the Tidal Basin and the sidewalk on the left leads to the FDR memorial (Franklin Delano Roosevelt). Last year right in front of me was a one of my favorite areas because the canopy of pink and white blossoms completly covering your head but this year it wasn't quite that good. Taken close to 5:30pm.

I had a lot of problems getting this one under 200kb and that shouldn't be a surprise when you lack a sky. I had to use heavy compression but I don't see any ill-effects.

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