Here’s the second gallery of photos from Alta. These are shot with my Canon EOS 600D. Like I mentioned in my previous post, the EOS 600D had difficulties handling the white balance at the ice hotel, while the Canon Ixus 130 reproduced the special light & colour pretty accurately. The greenish colour in yesterdays posts is therefore more true to reality than the blue you’ll see in this post.

Canon EOS 600D versus Canon Ixus 130
You can see that there’s a huge difference in how the two cameras registered the colours in this artificially lighted ice hotel.


But, before you decide that “oh, the pocket camera is actually better than the DSLR”, I just have to show you these two photos for comparison:

Canon EOS 600D versus Canon Ixus 130
EOS 600D with manual setting, Ixus 130 on full auto.

Here the EOS 600D was shot with manual settings, while the Ixus 130 was on full auto. The result would have been different if I’d used manual settings on the Ixus 130: then the Ixus photo would have been a bit better than what it is now, but the 600D would still rule.

Enjoy the rest of the photos from Alta and have a look at yesterdays post if you want to compare further. The dark season had ended, so we had two hours of full daylight when we were there!
“I began photographing the sunrise, but now, all of a sudden, I’m shooting the sunset…”   

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