Sometimes a nice photo is captured with a little extra bit of equipment. When on vacation taking a full sized tripod is out of the question. Then how does one capture a 15 second exposure with rock steady sharpness.

Stars and the still dark sky of a Maui sunrise by the Hyatt Regency Maui resort.

In this case I used the Manfrotto 209 table top tripod with a Manfrotto 482 Micro Ball Tripod Head that will support up to four pounds of camera. This easy to carry mini tripod is only 8″ long with the tripod head attached and is reasonably at $53. ( $25 for the tripod and $28 for the head )

It’s nice to have the right equipment to do the job, but many times with photography it’s about being in the right place at the right time. For this photo, the right time was 5:45 in the morning just outside the hotel.

The Hyatt Regency Maui resort and spa is located in Lahaina, Hawaii Phone: (808) 661-1234 Website:

Maui Hyatt Regency
200 Nohea Kai Dr,
Lahaina, HI 96761