Washington, D.C. might get the “Best in Show” award for cherry blossoms, but Seattle’s cherry blossoms come in a close second. As winter begins to exit, birds begin to sing, and temperatures begin to warm, the Seattle cherry blossoms bloom as if on cue to welcome spring.
Another year come and gone. As we count down the final hours on the year 2018, I’m taking a look back on the best photos of 2018 that I shot. According to Adobe Lightroom, I took 11,368 photos over the past 365 days so whittling the list down was a bit of a challenge! In true New Year’s fashion, here’s a countdown of my ten favorite photos from the past year. And here’s to more great photos in 2019!
Sure, if you want to see the leaves change color during autumn the northeast United States is clearly one of the best places to leaf peap. But if you want to truly see the best fall foliage then Shenandoah National Park is the place to be.
Whatever you call it – bombogenesis, nor’easter, or winter storm Grayson – one thing is for sure. It’s cold! While we get our fair share of winter storms from time to time, winter in DC isn’t quite known for the inches of snow left behind. More often than not it’s the deep freezes we find ourselves in. And these past two weeks of below freezing temperatures throughout the area sure has left the city entirely frozen!
The final countdown started. The sky grew darker in every direction. 10, 9, 8… Look, there’s Venus! 7, 6, 5… Glasses off, glasses off! 4, 3, 2… Woah, look at that diamond ring! 1. For over a year, I had planned for the 2017 total solar eclipse. However, at the moment of totality, I realized I hadn’t prepared at all. Not for this.