365 Project – 126: Bubbly, bursting blueberries (May 5, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/60, Aperture: F/4.0, ISO: 800 (Scene mode: FOOD)

Shutter Speed: 1/160, Aperture: F/2.2, ISO: 400

As an experiment I used two different settings, one with the D5000’s FOOD scene mode, and another using manual settings with a shallower DOF. For the second photo, taken in manual mode, the white balance was set to AUTO. It’s actually not an apples to apples comparison since the first photo is of the muffin on a pottery plate while the other is still in the pan. Maybe there’s too much blue from the dark gray muffin pan? The FOOD scene photo seems warmer and maybe more appealing with a slightly deeper DOF, which picks up the flecks of lemon from the lemon glaze. In this case, I prefer the pic shot using the FOOD scene setting. Which one do you like better?

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens


One comment on “365 Project – 126: Bubbly, bursting blueberries (May 5, 2012)

  1. STEVE says:

    Computers are smart after all! Yep, I like the FOOD scene one too. The muffin looks um ..um .. good!

    It would be interesting to be able to “look inside” the various program modes to see exactly what settings they invoke on our behalf.

    It might be interesting as well to use the FOOD setting on other types of scenes and see what you get!

    Perhaps the pre-programmed color balance, contrast, EV, and other settings will be to your liking. I would think flowers or other still life type images would work well.


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