Mention 'the Cherry Blossoms' to a Seattleite and they'll know exactly what you mean: the week or so in early spring when the University of Washington's cherry blossom trees are in full bloom on 'the Quad.' It's a thing.

It's also beautiful, if you can work around the mobs of people who flock there each year. The unpredictable, often dismal weather and the crowds make for interesting challenges to overcome, but DPR staff are always up for a challenge. So we gathered at the Quad recently, each equipped with a camera and lens of our choosing, and challenged ourselves to take our best cherry blossom shot. Take a look at the video above to see how we fared.