I need a tripod to take the late sunset photo, in the dim light, and using the zoom, such as this one. I was using a relatively small and light camera, not a DSLR, for these photos so I did not need a regular tripod. I have a small pocket tripod with pliable legs that are only about 6 inches long. I can wrap the legs around the railing of our condo and set the self timer for two seconds, and push the shutter button.
In low light conditions, it is better to use the self timer because pushing the shutter button can cause a slight movement of the camera.
Tomorrow will be the final scene of this sunset that I have been showing during the past week.
This week we are showing photos of Lake Como, Italy on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. It is one of our favorite places. If you visit the website, it will be easy to see why.