I spent the day in town yesterday, getting ready for the arrival of my first group from Japan. It drizzled intermittently for most of the day, so it was a good day to be land-bound.

Came across a group of school kids taking a break, munching on snacks in the early afternoon. They were a bit shy at first, but it didn't take too much effort to get them to ham it up for the camera.


Incidentally, I'm loving the Canon 50mm 1.4 lens I picked up just before coming to Tonga. I've never really shot with a 50mm lens, so it's forcing me to look at familiar scenes in new ways.

If you're stuck in a rut or you're looking for a way to augment your portfolio, trying new lens perspectives from time-to-time is a great way to kick-start creative energy.

For Canon shooters, the 50mm 1.4 lens is inexpensive and performs beautifully. I particularly like the bokeh, which is as smooth as buttermilk.

...still drizzly this morning, but I'm off to look for friendly whales.