Day 220—Multiple Choice

Yesterday’s daily challenge theme was multiple choice. As I pondered that theme, I stared at a 3-lobed red onion I bought a couple of days ago at Granny May’s Strawberry Patch. I think that this onion could fit that theme. One can choose which of the triplet lobes to slice. After I took a few shots, I realized that my ISO was set to 1600, a setting left over from the photographs I took inside the roasting room at Vaneli’s Handcrafted Coffee yesterday. So, it occurred to me that I should compare shots using the ISO 100 that I prefer with the 1600 that I already shot to see the difference in the noise. Since I used a tripod to capture the shot, that was an easy adjustment to make. So, here is a second choice to make: which shot is clearer with less noise? I took both shots using timed release, a focal length of 300mm and f/5.6; the shutter speed varied with the ISO, faster for the higher ISO. If you click on the photograph, then click again to enlarge, you can see more detail. I think the second shot is clearer when enlarged but at the same size, there appears to be no difference. What do you think?

ISO 1600:

ISO 100:

One thought on “Day 220—Multiple Choice

  1. Lovely food photos- no visible noise! Your camera handles noise beautifully (and don’t forget about LR noise reduction)! And of course, you have perfect exposure, which makes noise much less of an issue. Nicely done!

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