That's right: a tripod love fest! After struggling for years with a succession of cheap tripods (four in total), I finally invested in one that should perform well and last a long time. It took me about a month to research, order, and receive the various items for it, but to me it seemed an eternity! I just received the final piece about an hour ago (legs for the second time, since the first ones arrived missing some parts ), so I'm finally back in business with a tripod after a looong month without one!! In celebration of finally being in possession of a really functional tripod, I would like to start a thread where we can all post photos taken with one, summarizing in the process the various reasons why a tripod makes a great addition to a photographer's kit. I'll start it off with a list of reasons that come to mind for me, along with some representative photos. In no particular order: (all clickable) 1) Shooting in low light. 2) Creating the appearance of motion. 3) Being your own model. (I have a bunch, but I'm not going to post them. ) 4) Holding the composition until the right moment to click. 5) Holding the composition for multiple exposures. 6) Macro. 7) Light painting. 8) Being inconspicuous while photographing people. That's what comes to mind for me. So how do you use your tripod? Let's see some photos!