Camera all set up for hours of sunset shots. (Next 4.)
Note the 2 stacked Cokin graduated gray filters (square) and the external remote shutter release. I've realized since this trip why even more expensive tripods are—well—more expensive. It was so windy that most of my longer-exposure shots are a teeny bit blurry from the camera moving so slightly. The remote shutter release (hanging down on the side) came in handy though. For some shots I programmed it to just take another shot every 5 minutes while I sat in the much warmer car for part of the time.