I'm an avid tripod and shutter release user, so handheld scares me a little when it comes to low light shots. But I do recognize that when it comes to getting the perfect angle for an alignment, you need the freedom to play a little to get it just right. Although I love my moon/wind chime alignment, it was a huge pain to run back and forth trying to find the right position from the tripod height and not my own perspective.
|Venus above a pine tree. Venus looks so big because the pine tree is in focus and Venus is out of focus.|
|Venus in a tree at twilight, handheld with DSLR|
|Venus on top of a larger tree|
|Venus is the "star" on top of the tree!|
|This is the moon over a pine tree|