52-Week Photo Challenge, 2017
Week 20–Technical: Sky Overlay
This week I did not take a new photo (as I did not have time), but then I also realized that a new photo was not really needed anyway. The challenge this week is more about Photoshop skills than about crafting a a good photo in the camera. So I used a photo I took in April from the highest point in Arlington Cemetery looking down on a vista of Washington, DC and superimposed a dramatic sky from Iceland (taken October 2016) to complete this week’s assignment. A fake dramatic sky over Washington, DC seems apropos given the current daily drama in Washington, DC.
More postcards from Washington, D.C. Nothing new here, photographically. On the other hand, this blog is turning out to be, for me, a diary, or a breadcrumb trail, if you will, of what I was doing during a portion of each week of this year.
My story this week was a walk around the Tidal Basin, along with a hefty portion of the people from my workplace and 10,000 tourists, many of them Japanese, to see the cherry blossoms at their height of glory. It was a beautiful day (although somewhat warm), and someone had suggested resurrecting the long defunct yearly tradition of trooping up to the Tidal Basin en masse to celebrate this icon of springtime in Washington. Very fun.
This year, 2012, spring is on steroids, having come very early. Flowers that usually don’t appear until April are bursting forth in riotous profusion in mid-March. The cherry blossoms, magnolias, and redbud trees provide eye candy everywhere one looks. Yesterday might have been the last day this year to see the cherry trees in Washington in their prime — today, it’s raining and the weather will probably take its toll. But, amazingly, the dogwoods and even the azaleas are right on their heels. More to come…