Ever since I wrote the “Night Photography On the Connecticut River” post, I have been really interested in getting a tripod. I used to have one many years ago for my old 35mm film SLR, but I sold everything to someone as a package. I figured that I wouldn’t need the tripod without the camera.
Just a random thought that I have been thinking a lot lately…how in the world did people used to do it? I mean, I take so many pictures and delete most of them. I do it for practice, but if I were using film, I would go broke from purchasing all the actual film and then the developing. How did people back in the day ever practice? It must have cost a fortune. And then – and then you only get some crummy little picture back from the photo lab. I could never tell which was better than the last. Talk about anticlimactic.
Anyway, I just ordered the SLIK PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead from Amazon. From what people say, it’s pretty good. We’ll see. The nice thing is that the tripod extends to 74 inches. Being a handsome tall man, that’s going to work for me. Also, it holds 22 pounds, so if I get tired, I can lean on it.
SLIK PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead
I was talking to my sister a few nights ago and she requested that I try to take some action shots. I told her that I might give that a go, but I’ve been thinking about it and I have decided against it. Unless I find some event where I am simply captivated by some sort of beauty, I prefer still shots. I like to really get in there and focus and get all types of angles. I don’t see that happening with action photography. I know, I know…there are those really good football tackles and stuff like that, but I am really more interested in up-close and wide angle landscape photography. Sorry about that. That’s kind of why I got the tripod.
I’ll let you know when this thing arrives so until then, peace out.