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Friday, April 1, 2011

PICTURE SHOW: WASHINGTON D.C. CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL


Happy April Fool's Day, Everyone...it's best to be extra careful today! ;)

This past weekend, while in VA visiting my older sister, brother-in-law and nephews, I was able to go down to Washington D.C. with my older sister and see the cherry blossoms in bloom near the White House and monuments, which was just beautiful!

I had been wanting to see them for sometime and the Cherry Blossom Festival just happened to start the Friday while I was in town, so, we captured them on a colder, but beautiful afternoon! I highly recommend you go and see them if you ever find your self in the area near the start of spring because it truly is a sight to see!

Plus, I have always found the D.C. monuments to be one of the most beautiful sites, especially at night! They are so simple, yet oh so pretty and something I have loved since I was younger during my many visits to our nation's capital and on our overnight trip there with my class in 8th grade.

Each of these pictures above were captured on my older sister's fancy shmancy Nikon D60, which takes amazing pictures! Then, I ran them through the Carnival Photoshop Action filter created by Michelle Nicole to give them a softer more vintage look, which I felt depicted a truer look and feel to the cherry blossoms.

Honestly, the one thing I want more than anything right now is a better camera because I take so many pictures documenting my life and things and just love photography in general...one day! :)

That said, I think even a newer, little Cannon, like the elf I have now, would work because I have seen the really crisp pictures the newer ones take and it will be easier to carry around. Then, I can graduate to a really nice, more professional one in the future!

Now, for some of the pictures captured on my little Canon PowerShoot SD1100 IS Elf camera, also filtered using the Carnival action on Photoshop, for your viewing pleasure below!


Anywho, I hope you enjoyed this little virtual visit to the cherry blossoms in D.C. via a picture show overload and that you have a Wonderful Weekend ahead!

I'll be back on Monday with a reader's request Look 4 Less and the winner of the Blondie's Shop note card giveaway, which you can still enter below if interested!


Current Giveaway: You still have a chance to enter the Blondie's Shop notecard set of your choice giveaway, which has been extended to Monday, April 4th!

27 comments :

  1. ow i'd like to visit this amazing city. Those pics are amazing ;)

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  2. What gorgeous pictures! How wonderful to spend time in a lovely place with your sister! Enjoy your time and be safe!

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  3. this post makes me soooooo happy!! i have just planned a trip to DC w/ my parents in a few weeks and i can't wait!! these pics are amazing...so glad you had such a wonderful time! xoxo

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  4. Oh, I love cherry blossoms! So so pretty. You have some really lovely shots here! I especially love the fourth one!

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  5. OMG I just stumbled across your blog and its so funny b/c I just posted about DC and the Cherry blossoms! I am going to DC at the end of April! Any tips or places to go?

    love from San Francisco,

    http://www.brittandwhit.com

    Britt+Whit!

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  6. These pictures are so pretty Leisl! Looks like you had an AMAZING time! :)

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  7. Those pictures are so beautiful hun!!And you look gorgeous and cute as always!!!

    xxx

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  8. Gosh, what BEAUTIFUL pictures Liesl! Those cherry blossoms are so gorgeous, as are you! :) <3 I love your scarf, it looks so nice with your hair colour! xoxo

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  9. Gorgeous pics! I love them!

    If you get a chance to please stop by my blog on Monday to vote, I'm a finalist for a chance to win a trip to London for the Royal Wedding! I will have a link setup to vote via Facebook or Twitter, or both! Thanks so much!

    Nicolette

    http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com

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  10. These photos are gorgeous, Liesl!! As are you!! Sounds like you had an amazing time love :) xo

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  11. You don't know how jealous i am right now. This place looks absolutely beautiful.

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  12. One of my absolute favorite things!! I hope you had a wonderful time!! xoxo

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  13. Oh Liesl! First you and your sister are absolutely gorgeous!! So beautiful and you two look like angels :) Secondly, we have a Cherry Blossom tree in our backyard and your photos just made me appreciate it even more! I can't wait for it to bloom now. Thank you for sharing these. You took such remarkable photos!!

    xoxo

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  14. aw how beautiful! i wish i was in DC for this..i hope next year
    ..now following, i hope you can follow back if you like my page!
    xoxo from NYC!

    TRAVEL DESIGNERY
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  15. Stunning photos...you and your sister are so beautiful. I love the cherry blossoms. I havent been to DC since my school trip either! What a great weekend you had! :) Have a great Monday too.

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  16. Beautiful pictures! I've always wanted to go to DC.

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  17. Beatiful photos! I so wished I had my nice camera when I was in DC this past weekend...it was absolutely gorgeous! You got some great shots :)

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  18. These photos are so beautiful! I've never been to Washington DC but if I ever go, it would be in the spring! :)

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  19. wow, these are beautiful pictures!! thank you for voting for us!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL photos! I've visited my sister in DC so many times, but unfortunately never at cherry blossom time :( This looks lovely!

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  21. Those photos are gorgeous! We don't have any blossoms here yet. Jealous! I have a few little flowers outside my house on a bush but none on the trees yet. Hopefully soon!! Looks like your trip was great!

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  22. Wow..those photos are so beautiful and they totally make me smile. Happy Tuesday, sweetie

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  23. Glad you enjoyed our little flower festival! Great photos!

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  24. I love this time of year for all the blossom - such lovely photos, you can almost smell the lovely fresh air!

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  25. hey girl! found you through "running on happiness". you have a great blog! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the pics of these blossoms. gets me uber excited for this amazing weather we have now. yayy! <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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