The Pacific Events Centre is just such a fabulous building I had to take another look.

Pacific Events Centre

Pacific Events Centre

Out front there are a series of “people cutouts” leading towards the entrance. Just ideal for leading the eye in a photo.

Here is a shot of the Pou Kapua (totem pole) that’s round the back. It was taken with an interesting lens, a Samyang 85mm f/1.4

Pou Kapua

Pou Kapua - click for full size

This lens is a low cost lens made in Korea. It’s completely manual so you need to adjust the focus and aperture by hand. But the quality is pretty good. Consider that is costs only around us$330, whereas the Canon 85mm f/1.2 costs around us$2100. Now the Canon is of course better, but some people say it’s not that much better, and that the Samyang can in fact hold it’s own. You can’t see on this shot, but the bokeh the lens produces is very good.