Enhancing the Gear With a New Tripod

In an effort to continue my self-education in the field of photography and enhance mi skills, I finally received a working tripod from Amazon last week.  This time everything went well and no legs fell of like the previous occasion.  As I mentioned on an earlier post, I selected a Manfrotto 190X ProB 3 section aluminum pro tripod to take night pictures of the city.  I’ve always wanted to capture the bright lights of Panama City after the sun had gone to sleep.

Panama has a vibrant life full of color, movement and class.  Capturing its night life is one of my dearest projects and the tripod will make this aspiration materialize.

The main specifications of this product are:

  • Q90 horizontal column capability
  • Robust construction
  • Perfect for wildlife and location photography
  • Works with DSLR and point and shoot cameras

Below are several pictures of my newly arrived tripod.  Can’t wait to take my night pictures of urban life in Panama City.

Snapshot of the Manfrotto tripod fully extended and with the ballhead installed. As you can see it’s quite tall and sturdy. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Snapshot of my Canon DSLR EOS Rebel T2i camera installed on top of the tripod ready to go. It was a breeze to set the tripod up and install the camera on the plate. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Snapshot of the tripod with the ballhead without extending its telescopic legs. The height on this position is about 22 inches high. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Snapshot of the Manfrotto tripod without the ballhead. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
In this shot you can see the bubble to balance out the tripod. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Yesterday we drove over to Amador’s Causeway to take pictures of the Frank Gehry’s Museum.  The vividly hued concrete and steel biodiversity museum sits dramatically along the Amador Causeway, former site of a U.S. Army base at the Pacific entry to the Canal.

The morning turned out to be very dark, gloomy and damp.  Soon after we got there, it started to drizzle, so we abandoned the idea of setting up the tripod and taking our pictures.  However, I did manage to take some pictures using my compact P&S Canon PowerShot A720 IS.  They turned out pretty nice.  Should be posting them here probably next week.  Meanwhile we are planning to shoot some pictures of Panama’s skyline from the Cinta Costera during the early hours of the evening next Sunday.  We are crossing our fingers that everything turns out fine.  Good Day.


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