A beautiful backdrop.

Isn't funny how the people who are the most reluctant to be photographed end up making the best subjects. Such was the case with my friend here (pictured in black dress). The camera didn't capture to evil eye she was giving me! These photos were taken at the National Arboretum in northeast Washington, DC. Thanks to Tsega (seen painting) for inviting me- I don't make it to the Arboretum nearly enough! 

After the battery in my Canon F-1 died, I used my backup Canon A-1 to capture these. The B|W are Fuji Neopan Acros, the color is Fuji Velvia RVP50

More photos from this set on the Washington, DC page and Flickr.

Reading in Peace.

Sunday Afternoon in the Forest.

The Word.