This morning I headed out at six and parked behind the news crews at the end of East Basin Drive. Having scouted the area at least three or four seasons, I chose this location because I knew the sun would warm the top of the trees as it crested the concrete and steel of our Nation's Capital. I also like it because most tourists gravitate to grander vistas that include the Jefferson, Washington or MLK, so this is 'off the beaten path.' As I set up and started shooting however, runners with cell phones and a tourists with gobs of unwieldy equipment cluttered the scene. Patience won and I had a few seconds of a 'clean' landscape. The trees at the western end of the Tidal Basin glow snow like just above the base of the foreground cherry trees and, for orientation, the Lincoln and MLK memorials are between the two at left.