This all started when one of my bosses and I had a discussion about a photo course he's been taking as prep for an upcoming trip. He and his wife will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (yes, I did say climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro - cannot wait to see the photos!). The course, at this point, is concentrating on camera settings and he noted that, while on the move, he would be making a lot of use of aperture priority and saving manual for when there was enough time to play with various settings. Now, if it were me, I'd probably throw my hands in the air and set the dial on my camera to full auto. After all, I'd be concentrating on my air intake and blisters. Aperture and shutter modes, up until now, have been totally foreign to me.
So, in the interest of wrapping my head around aperture priority (shutter priority will come later), I decided to experiment with the vegetables I bought at the farm market that sets up in our company cafeteria (a wonderful perk) every Tuesday. All shots were taken at 100 ISO with an 85mm Nikkor micro lens. The first shots (top or left) of each set were taken at the widest aperture (3.5) and the second shots, at the smallest (32). Which do you prefer?
There are several shots here where I almost can't tell the difference. Nonetheless, this experiment or learning experience was way too much fun but that's what photography is all about, isn't it?