5000 BRAS by Toni Ahvenainen

Photograph by Toni Ahvenainen. Sony Nex-5N, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12, ISO400, 1/15sec, f/3.5, Raw. Flickr account

Photograph by Toni Ahvenainen.
Sony Nex-5N, Zeiss Touit 2.8/12, ISO400, 1/15sec, f/3.5, Raw.
Flickr account

Season of Touit - picture 22
Week 43, Saturday

Sometimes when you find a perfect but random opportunity for a picture you should go for it. Couple of days ago I was visiting a local library and noticed a beautiful environmental artwork at the hallway. Right when I walked in I knew I had to take picture of it and share it here. This a small detail of artwork crafted from 5000 used women's brassieres. It's part of the national women's breast cancer campaign called 'Kanssasi' (With you) which spreads out knowledge about women's breast cancer and also support the women who have had it by creating more positive image of their condition. I found it really beautiful way of honoring these women. It's like a sea of roses, which reminds us that every single individual is precious and a story of its own. Great work!

Now back to Zeiss. Because of my experience with these particular lenses (Touit 2.8/12 & Touit 2.8/50M) I've come to appreciate good lenses lot more than I did earlier. I used to think that there only negligible difference between different lenses (and that one could cross over these differences with post processing). Now that I've tried Zeiss lenses there is no turning back and I appreciate a lot more those 'negligible' differences: better contrast and vivid colors leading to more lifelike pictures. I know someone could argue against my findings, but it's ok since people have so different ways of shooting and different expectations. There is not just one truth, but many of them regarding the point of view. Coming from my personal point of view, I could go as far as to say that it's the quality lenses that really make the camera system to me. And to be honest, I have been quite surprised to see how great pictures even my older generation Sony Nex-5N can capture with the right lenses attached. With this experience I have definitely come to appreciate also the co-operation which Sony has with Zeiss. I know there is lot of different opinions at the internet forums, but from my point of view it means that with Sony I have access to many Zeiss level lenses which have the same colors to which I have fallen loved with using these lenses. When I bought my Sony Nex-5N about two years ago, one argument against the E-mount system was that I didn't have high quality lenses. Today it looks like the E-mount system is coming along pretty nicely with the Zeiss co-operation.

Ps. Still waiting for a small miracle regarding my last season. Fingers crossed..