So, you (and the rest of DC) are out walking along the Tidal Basin on a beautiful spring evening, enjoying the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms. What’s the appropriate photographic response? Why, try and create the darkest and moodiest picture you can, of course!
Or, in other words, the hordes of tourists (of which I fully admit I was one) kept getting in the way, so I resorted to taking pictures of the blossoms in the one place they weren’t overwhelmed by people – in the water. The sun was just about down when I took this picture, and the low light reflecting off the water has created an interesting metallic effect which I quite like.