Time-Lapse Photography – Ash-Clouds in Iceland

American photographer and filmmaker Sean Stiegemeier shot this impressive time-lapse photography of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption on May 1st and 2nd, 2010.

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.

Wish I had more time. I missed all the cool Lightning and the Lava of the first eruption. But I figure this will just be a trial run for another day.

If you are interested in the background of time-lapse photography, take a look at the excellent tutorial by BBC photographer Timothy Allen and watch the following behind the scenes video from the BBC’s documentary Life to see just how far it is possible to push this art form (commented by the remarkable David Attenborough).