There is a photo walk nearby soon that I really want to attend. The problem? It is at night, making handheld photograph dodgy at best. So instead of listening to me bewail my fate, Mr. Pony got me a very early birthday present. Behold her glory!
Specifically, I now have a set of Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod Legs and a Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release. Happy Early Birthday to me!