The National Cherry Blossom Festival held every April commemorates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. Over the years, the festival has grown into the nation's largest springtime celebration with over 5 weeks of events and activities during the blooming period.
Norman Rea, our SideKick360 winner for May 16th, was one of over 1.5 million visitors to enjoy the spectacular blooms this year.
"This picture was taken during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. It is an iconic image that local photographers love to take. This day in particular, my fiancee and I were experimenting with my new Nikon DSLR downtown. I actually took this picture on my Samsung Galaxy S3 and post processed it, experimenting with a HDR look and feel." - Norman
Love cherry blossoms? Want to learn more about the festival? Check it out - http://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/