Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, video by Stiegemeier, music by Jónsi

If you are traveling through Europe and encounter delays due to the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, here’s something beautiful to watch while you pass time waiting for your flight. This is an amazing time-lapse video of the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, filmed by Sean Stiegemeier on May 1st and 2nd, 2010. The music is by Icelandic musician Jónsi.  The song is Kolniður, from the Go album.

A note about the time-lapse video. It was filmed using a Canon 5d mkII, which is a very fine digital camera, not a video camera.  The clarity and sharpness of the images comes from the  Canon 5d mkII’s 21.1-megapixel image sensor, and though it can film HD video clips in addition to taking pictures, Stiegemeier created this time-lapse video by setting the camera to automatically take a picture every second or so – a nice feature of the Canon camera.

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