This wide-angle composition leverages the perspective and edge distortion of my Nikon 26-35mm lens. It stretches and exaggerates the mussel encrusted foreground rocks, creating converging diagonal lines leading to the remains of the long abandoned jetty.
1. TIP. Anything wider than 35mm on a full-frame camera is considered a wide-angle lens; anything wider than 24mm is considered an ultra-wide-angle. Wide-angle lenses can be good at keeping vertical and horizontal lines straight, but only when the camera is pointed straight ahead. Any slight downward or upward angle can result in distorted lines, particularly along the edges.
From last month: waiting for sunrise at the Lanai Lookout. The lookout is right off the highway so I got some captures of vehicles passing along on this windy stretch of road. Usually the best time to get good landscape shots is just before and after sunrise or sunset. I set out while it was dark to get here before the sun made it presence to start the day.
Doing a black and white conversion is a an approach I rarely use on my images. Usually I enjoy the freedom in playing around with different color palettes. But when needed it can do a great job at cleaning up and simplifying a composition.
f/8 1/120 iso 400
Ef-s 18-135mm is stm