Sixth Street at Night

Wednesday, February 07, 2007, at 03:38AM

By Eric Richardson

Looking Down Sixth
Eric Richardson

The head for my tripod came in yesterday so I wasted no time in taking it out to play. Of course I then managed to run my camera battery too low for comfort, so I didn't last too long.

In the time I did have I was playing with taking shots down Sixth street, which runs east through Downtown. For distance reference, the green neon for the Hayward Hotel is about .7 miles from where I'm standing.

Hardware wise, I picked up Giottos MT-9170 tripod legs. The MT series features a center post that can do all sort of odd things, sticking off to the side, straight down, etc.

I then got a Kirk BH-3 ballhead and Kirk's A100-specific L-bracket. It's the first time I've used a ballhead, so I don't feel like I'm in much of a position to make a review right off. That said, from one night of playing I'm very happy.