I recently purchased a new tripod, the Manfrotto 190XDB with Manfrotto 390RC2 Pan & Tilt Head. This is a very nice tripod and head outfit that feels rock solid. I am quite pleased with my purchase. Previously I had been using the Vivitar VPT-120 tripod, which is ideal for compact point-and-shoot cameras and camcorders. When shooting with a digital SLR, especially while using a telephoto lens, I believe that the Manfrotto tripod is a much better choice. I can relax now when using a tripod. I no longer worry that the weight of my camera will cause my tripod to fall over or that my camera will snap off the head!
I put my new tripod to good use today. My friend, Linda, and I visited two parks in our hometown of Warren, PA — Betts Parks and Crescent Park. I used the tripod to take pictures of Linda, as well as one picture of the two of us.
Betts Park, with Allegheny River in background
I like Linda’s butterfly necklace and earrings.
The Allegheny River and the multicolored buildings along Pennsylvania Avenue create a beautiful backdrop at Crescent Park.
One of Crescent Park’s attributes is the fountain in the middle of the park.
Linda and I both liked this expansive hydrangea at Crescent Park.
From Crescent Park, we went to Applebee’s Restaurant for lunch. I enjoyed the few hours that I spent with Linda. It was good to catch up on each others’ lives. We haven’t gotten together much since early Spring. We had a good day together and agree that we should get together more often, as we enjoy each others’ company very much.