As I drove through the Chicago Botanic Garden on my way to class on Monday morning, the light from the east just happened to illuminate the area that had a bit of seasonal color change going on. Seeing it, I just had to stop the car and check out the camera gear that was with me. Rolling around in the trunk (boot if you’re reading this in the UK) was a monopod. It’s almost new since it seldom sees the light of day. There’s always an Arca-style plate on the bottom of each battery grip which permits quick attaching to a ballhead. While my one and only lens wasn’t quite the focal length I had in mind for the shot, this good old 35-70 f2.8 actually came through. Remember to drive slowly–especially in this colorful season of change. Also: It’s not what you own, it’s how you use it. SEE-THINK-Act.
For the members of the “What Camera Settings Did You Use Chorus”, here is the info about the shot: Nikon 35-70 f2.8 lens at 70mm, f8 @200, e/v -.3, ISO 125, WB Sun, Cntr Wt metering, Gitzo monopod, Promedia Gear monopod head.