I love walking around with my Nikon 28mm f/1.8 AF-S lens on my camera, it is a compact little lens and just so sharp, beautiful for landscapes, water scenes and seascapes. For both the images below I used this lens together with my Gitzo GM5561T, monopod. In this first shot I placed the boat in the foreground to add some interest to the picture.
Lake Ainsworth with boat, Lennox Head
Sometime I wish the lens was a little wider for some of my landscape work but for the moment it is the widest lens I have, but hopefully that may change in the near future as I am seriously considering the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 or the newer 18-35mm variable aperture zooms, from what I am hearing both are very sharp wide angle lenses.
Why did I use a monopod for these shot you might ask, well I find that using a monopod or tripod for landscapes slows me down somewhat and gives me time to think about the arrangement and composition of the image. The monopod gives a bit more flexibility and ease of moving around compared to the tripod.
Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head
For this second image I preferred the trees in the foreground to add a little interest.
I am very happy with the 28mm, f/1.8 lens for this type of photography, I do also find this lens great for starscape images at night time.
The equipment I use for my photography is mainly as follows: