My usual practice in shooting landscapes, or perhaps in this case, “seascapes”, is to click a wide angle lens on the camera, framed it up and shoot. I have several wide angles I lug around in my bag: a 24mm prime, a 18-35mm and a 24-120mm and a 12-20mm I use on my small sensor DSLR. In Nikon-eese DX. I had decided to break out of that habit on this particular trek to the ocean and use my 70 to 300mm lens. I was leery of this radical departure from my comfort zone, but I swallowed my reticence and pushed ahead. The above shot taken perhaps five minutes before actual sunrise was shot at 70mm. It’s among my favorites from that morning. Then I cranked the lens all the way out to 300mm and went trolling over the waves at periscope depth, and there it was: a small coastal trawler with its outriggers deployed getting an early start on the days catch.
A more powerful telephoto, a 400mm, or one of the new 150 to 600 zooms would no doubt have gotten me closer, but I like this view with the small trawler alone on the horizon. I was right pleased with myself. Proof perhaps that even an ancient shooter like me can learn to break out of old habits. Thanks for the visit. See you next time.