Thursday, February 21, 2008
The Moon Last Night
The eclipse and the red moon of last night.
Last year I bought myself the first good tripod that I have ever owned. I have always used cheap-o tripods because I didn't use them much.
I bought a Slik 700DX, which is a big, heavy tripod, but I wanted one that would extend taller than me so I could take shots pointing up into the sky without having to bend, squat, or lean in under the camera to look through the viewfinder.
This really paid off last night I'm 6'2" (188cm), and was able to set my camera, pointing up at the moon, in a position that I could just simply step up to and look up through the viewfinder. No bending my rickety back (or the metal rods attached to it) to see through the camera.
Plus, the thing is so sturdy, if someone tried to rob me, I could use the tripod as a lethal weapon.