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Within presentations and reports for work, I try to make the boring text and numbers a little more interesting.  In the main, I use photos of terminals, tank farms and refineries from a distance; but I also like using shots from a nearby town.  Last year I used an image of Sur in Oman when discussing the LNG terminal located there.  It gave the people who don’t leave the office a feeling for where our equipment ends up around the world.

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The light-writing exercise the other night made me realise just how terrible my tripod is.  I ended up using a table instead.  I’ve had it for four years and, if I’m honest, used it very little.  It was useless with larger lenses so my monopod became a better friend. Today, I replaced it with this one and am looking forward to using it more often.

The test shot above is of our fish tank.  It was taken in very low light (only the aquarium lamp) and the shutter speed was not too slow (but slow).  I still managed a perfectly still shot.  To put it through a reasonable test, I used the massive Sigma 50-500 lens at 200mm.  I was standing about three metres from the tank and I think you will agree the result isn’t bad at all.

The real test will be outdoor night photography – which I will find some time for soon.  I will use the old one as a stand for the remote flash.