Usually, I'm shooting food, so I rock my macro lens. But, can you believe on this Indo trip, I didn't bust it out once. Hauled the macro, wide angle and long lens all the way across the world and didn't even use anything but the wide angle - which I've never even really played with before. But, once I saw how neat all the pix looked, I fell in love. AND, figured out how to shoot food with it super close...which is not so easy all the time.
On our last day in the village, we hiked up to the top of this baby mountain where Royal and Hassan had planted a garden full of organic goodies. Terraced all the way down. How about the security guard (on left with giant knife/sword) being there so he can chase away the wild boars that come tromping along to eat up all the greens.
Our boy Hassan says he hikes up to the garden every day to prune and tweak things - clears his mind and makes him happy. What a haul. But so worth it. Daniel (smoker in pix) didn't speak a lick of English last time I was there...and now is pretty dang fluent. He goes shoeless most of the time and is content in the fields cutting rice. BUT - he's also a wannabe rock star - who is a master at guitar. These boys never cease to amaze me.
GOD - I love the wide angle!