Be careful. America's descent into fascism is real, pervasive and beginning to accelerate. No photograph is worth a stint in jail or a beating, or both.
Originally Posted by juan
Within the last year I've been run off of both National Park property and the National Arboretum, which has an official, published policy allowing any and all photography for non-commercial use anywhere within the facility except where it would impede pedestrian traffic (such as in the bonsai pavilion). Rent-a-cops with guns are not impressed with such annoying trivialities as rules or laws. They see a large format camera and a tripod and the little switch in their brains get flipped to "commercial - not allowed without a permit".