Fortunately my tripod allows the legs to be positioned in pretty much any direction, as I believe I had one leg at about 60 degrees, the other at 145, and the other around 220 or so to wedge it securely inside of the tree to allow the shot. That is why the "opening" at the end is slightly off center, but I think it adds a much more natural and realistic look to the photo.
I will have more time to make posts now that I have finally got everything set up and moved in, including some shots we took yesterday of St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington D.C. as I have never posted (or shot!) before!
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