I was in London a week or two ago, and saw a small group of people waiting for a tube train. I instantly assessed their clothing and facial characteristics and determined that they were German.
There was a certain continental élan that convinced me.
It was time to try out my little Panasonic GF1 with the 45mm Olympus lens. On a micro four-thirds sensor, the 45mm lens is a 90mm equivalent. In other words it makes a good portrait lens for this kind of shot.
So I took a couple of photos and then moved closer to check on those Continental accents.
They were English – not German or from anywhere in Continental Europe at all.