A little over a week ago, my parents flew to Minnesota to see my wife in a ballet performance. I took the Friday before the show off work; and on the recommendation of a friend, took my parents to the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
The Arboretum was recently named the top botanical garden in the United States. It’s an expansive landscape of gardens and trees from around the world, and visiting near peak autumn color added to the experience.
I brought my Nikon camera and shot exclusively with my basic Nikon 18‑55mm f/3.5‑5.6G lens. I had a lot of fun experimenting with motion and different vantage points throughout the day, and I’m pretty happy with how the photos turned out.
Time is running out in 2017 for enjoyable visits to the Arboretum. So if you don’t make it this year, add it to your 2018 list. It’s a great place for anyone, but especially for photographers.