i had my tripod with me on the trip, but didn't feel like bringing it around that night. i put my camera on a ledge and just rotated it around. the drawback is that i didn't get the tower completely in the frame. nikon d2h, nikon 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S, 1/1.6s f/5.6 at 17mm. photos were stitched together using ptassembler running panorama tools.