Friday, 14 January 2011
A Leggy Italian!
So, whilst I await some other kind of mechanical fix for 'the beast' probably involving a keen chap with a foundry and skills normally used maintaining the Eiffel Tower, I've taken delivery of a Manfrotto 055XPROB. Why this model? Well, it has an arm which allows me to suspend a camera actually above a layout which is something I've never been able to do until now. Benbo is a well known make that's been doing this 'arm thing' for years, but with Manfrotto now taking this useful route, it allows me to use my various tripod heads (a ball and socket being seen in the shot).
So, here we have a snap of a camera taking a shot of another camera taking a photo of Catcott Burtle, the view as you would briefly see shortly before hitting the ground at 120 MPH - if having fallen from an Tiger Moth!