20 millimeter madness

Stokkavannet, Stavanger. Shot on Nikon D800, Nikon 20mm 1:2.8 AF-D @ 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800

Stokkavannet, Stavanger. Shot on Nikon D800, Nikon 20mm 1:2.8 AF-D @ 1/80 sec, f/3.2, ISO 800

We’ve had some nice weather the past days. The other day I had an afternoon free, so I decided to take my camera for a little walk.

I decided to go to a local lake to do some nature shots. I had only been there once before, and so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I knew there was a lot of open area around the lake, and maybe some birds and other wildlife. Plants were blooming, and insects were crawling out of their winter sleep.

I only wanted to bring one fixed focal lens. Some may say this is risky, because you risk loosing some great shots. I find doing a shoot with only one focal length triggers my creativity, and I focus more on the shots this lens is capable of and use less time changing lenses, fiddling with the gear, and messing about. You may risk loosing some great shots, but at the same time you’ll probably come back with some unexpected and even greater shots!

I considered bringing a 105mm macro and a 28mm, but my lens choice for the day was Nikon 20mm 2.8 AF-D. Below are some roughly edited shots from the afternoon.