Perfect Peony, or Light Transcribed
Two lenses, one flower: which, pray tell, doth touch the rarefied levels of Beauty and Light?
Dear Photography Aficionado,
Herewith enclosed, two shots of a Peony found fortuitously on our premises. One taken by means of a Sony 20mm f/1.8; the other by a Zeiss Loxia 21mm f/2.8. (I beg your indulgence, for they are not equally framed, but in all other respects the processing is identical.)
Each was shot with widest available aperture—f/1.8 for yon Sony, and the Loxia set to f/2.8.
Imagine my startlement upon discovering not just the degree to which such fine instruments hath captured the beauty of Nature, but observe how the Sony image maketh Magik, while the Loxia image is merely a wonder to behold. Beauty, thy name is Photography.
P.S. Truly, who might choose adequately between these two gems? A gentler heart than mine own would be required to make sense of it.