walk in the park
Nikon D70 @ 18mm, 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200
Thanks for all your words of encouragement on the previous post - they're all very much appreciated. And I do mean that.
I took this shot tonight as I was wandering through Princes Gardens. I could hear some live music playing and so was attracted to the old band stand where a group of people were dancing to some ceilidh music. The sun was on its way down at this point and so helped create a very pleasant backdrop for the scene.
I also got a chance to try out my new tripod - a little Verbon Ultra Maxi F. I have to say that it's pretty cool. Very compact, light and perfect for those occasions when you can't be bothered hauling a heavy tripod around. It also has a twist mechanism to extend the legs which is a very clever idea and easy to use. Although it's incredibly compact, its maximum height is a respectable 155cm. It certainly isn't the most stable tripod when fully extended but you can't really expect that given its specs. It does make me fully appreciate my uni-loc 2300 major system and manfrotto 332 RC2 head combo, but boy is that thing heavy!