I am finding that the wide angle, Nikon 28mm f/1.8 lens is an excellent lens for both seascapes and landscapes. The first image here is one that I wanted to impart a very wide angle of view and yet not place the distant waves and horizon too far away. A much wider lens would have given the impression of the sea and waves much further in the distance. The only thing in the foreground with this image was to pebbles on the beach and I wanted to place an emphasis on these pebbles.
In the second image here of Lake Ainsworth, I wanted to place an emphasis on the trees in the foreground and the lake in the distance. This area was a beautiful scenic spot for photography.
When capturing landscapes and seascapes such as these I prefer to use a tripod or monopod and I generally use the following setups:
- Induro Carbon 8X CT414 Tripod with an Acratech GP Ballhead, this is an extremely stable combination.
- Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod with an Acratech Panoramic Head. This panoramic head is excellent for using on a tripod as a main head and it is capable of multirow panoramas but I use it mainly as a monopod head but it is really multi functional.
The equipment I use for my photography is mainly as follows: