Jun 15, 2015

4K Volcanic Eruption Timelapse Shows the Awesome Power of Nature

 

On April 22, 2015 Chile’s Calbuco Volacno erupted for the first time in four decades. On hand to document the event was Timestorm Films who recount the experience:

“We spent the prior couple of days on the neighboring volcano Osorno (~20km linear distance) shooting timelapses. After an amazing night under the nightsky we took the cable car downwards after a delay caused by repairs. Already late we headed south to catch the ferry on Routa 7 down to Patagonia. After 10 min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just where we left a few hours ago.
 
Frenetically looking for a good outlook we then rushed to the only non-forested place to get a decent view of the show. We quickly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom-cloud. We shot timelapses in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. On the A7s we shot 4K video to the Shogun. We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.
 
This was for sure the most incredible show I’ve ever seen. I think this is a once in a lifetime event and I am so happy that we were able to capture it in all its glory.”

 

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