Thursday, October 07, 2010

Enjoying Bradbury's lemon curd crepe after the Farmers' Market with a Nikon Coolpix P7000 on the side

Bradbury's Lemon Curd Crepe with Whipped Cream
We shared a little piece of heaven after the Wednesday Farmers' Market. Wow!

Although I don't usually use the "scene" modes on my cameras, I was interested in testing the "Food" scene mode of the new Nikon P7000. It does what food settings usually do, automatically putting the camera in macro mode and upping the ISO, within limits, as needed. But it has another cool feature: On the left of the LCD is a slider in a rainbow of hues for adjusting the white balance on the fly. A really useful feature, because when photographing food by available restaurant lighting is often a real white balance challenge. This lets you adjust it in real time and preview the result, without having to flip back and forth between different menus.

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