Great Photography Spot: The U.S. National Arboretum

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This weekend I accompanied my photographer friends: Amanda, Jordan, and Alice to The U.S. National Arboretum. They each wanted to take a few roles of film for various classes and for personal use. Since I had never visited, I decided to tag along.

We went on Saturday around noon, taking the scenic metro ride to Noma Gallaudet and then ubering the remaining ten minutes to the old capital building columns. The site was popular and bustling since it was beautiful outside, but it did not detract from the beauty of the place.

The day felt sweltering due to the high temperatures and D.C.’s famous humidity, but the landscape looked idyllic under the blue sky and sunshine. We spent some time taking photos of and by the columns and then moved on to patches of yellow flowers. There, we spent hours taking both digital and film photography of various plants, archways, and each other in different locations spread around the arboretum. Below are a few of my favorites from the day.

I would highly recommend visiting the Arboretum on a nice day if you want a healthy dose of nature, need a backdrop for a photo shoot, or just want a nice place for a picnic with friends. You can find out more about its offerings at:

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