Iceland Volcano Timelapse

May 17th, 2010



Time lapse sequences have always amazed me, partly because of the difficulty in producing them, but also that it’s a dynamic showcase of what goes on around us that we don’t see. The photographer who shot this time lapse—Sean Stiegemeier—said about his video:

So I saw all of these mediocre pictures of that volcano in Iceland nobody can pronounce the name of, so I figured I should go and do better. But the flights to get over took forever as expected (somewhat). 4 days after leaving I finally made it, but the weather was terrible for another 4. Just before leaving it got pretty good for about a day and a half and this is what I managed to get.

Sean shot this on a Canon 5d Mk II on a motorized dolly. I’d be curious to see the dolly set up he used. Eventually I would like to get into shooting timelapses like this one. See more of his videos on his Vimeo.

Posted by on 05/17/10 in Photography, Video

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  1. Matt Elliott says:

    This is absolutely amazing. Thankfully it is the only footage I have seen of this volcano.
    It never ceases to amaze me what the 5Ds are capable of when they are in the right hands.

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  3. Ian Houghton says:

    That was incredible. Thanks for the link Shelby.

  4. mg33 says:

    Thanks for posting this, it’s really cool to see something other than photos of it.

  5. Kevin says:

    Wow, beautiful video. I thought it was quite good, especially considering the time frame.

  6. @Wanken Wow, that was absolutely amazing. Great find Shelby.

    @Matt Elliott These 5d’s really are incredible. The season finale of House was filmed entirely with the 5d. I’m pretty intrigued to see how it turned out.

  7. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Micheil Smith, Kenneth Kalmer. Kenneth Kalmer said: Wow. Timelapsed footage of the volcanic eruption in iceland earlier this year: http://bit.ly/c16jsl (via @miksago) [...]

  8. Raph says:

    Wow, Amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing.


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