I recently purchased a new tripod. This is very exciting because it was a long process of deliberating back and forth between something that is light and something that is functional. In the end, I opted for functional, and have been happy with it.
The other night, I was down in the basement with the lights off using the tripod for some light painting. 7 seconds into a 15 second exposure in which I was attempting to trace my snowboard with an LED flashlight, I heard Tara on the stairs coming to see what I was up to. I immediately knew I’d be receiving crap for this one. I guess I could have scrapped the shot, and assumed a less compromising position by the time she entered the room, but I didn’t feel like it. It was exactly as predicted. Although she nearly assumed I was not in the basement when she rounded the landing and saw the lights off, it was not long before she noticed me, snowboard in one hand, waving a flashlight with the other. Her laughter was loud and immediate. Were we not married, I may have been thoroughly embarrassed.