When I was in DC a few years ago, I had no trouble using my camera on a tripod. I tramped all over the monuments and places near them. I didn't make it to the arboretum though. The funniest was when I was on the wide stretch of lawn in front of the white house. I even asked the guards there if it was alright to take a picture, just to be sure. One came over and held my bag for me. Either I'm more intimidating than I think, or I'm so non threatening ( those that know me don't laugh) as to be ignored.
Originally Posted by winger
If I had trouble I could have had my son in law step in, he worked for the state dept. at the time. He never had to come to my rescue.