I realized pretty quickly, though, that getting perfect photos just wasn't going to happen; there were so many people. I didn't have time to adjust my camera settings the way I normally do because as soon as I'd frame a shot, someone would walk in front of the camera. So I just tried to get my settings mostly right, go with the flow, snap a few pics here and there, and not worry about it. Inevitably, there were lots of shots that were underexposed, overexposed, or absolutely perfect except for someone's head in the frame. Haha. I did decide to play around with framing on center in a few shots and mix up my compositions a bit, which was fun. Anyway, here are a few photos that turned out pretty well despite the challenges.
When we'd made our way around the Tidal Basin, had our fill of pink trees (and cute dogs and toddlers too, of course), we went back up to the Mall and walked the length of it to the Capitol. The weather was so nice that I had to take my jacket off mid-way and debated whether I should've put on sunscreen. It was gorgeous!
On the way home, we stopped at our favorite diner and had caramel challah french toast and coffee, and then I went home and passed out. My body has been hating me all week for spending so long outdoors during allergy season when I was already sick, but it was worth it. I'd do it all over again tomorrow. :)
Happy Friday, everyone! xo, Mary