Nature always puts on the best showIf you like beauty, Nature's the ultimate source. Today I want to share a short time-lapse film that truly transported me to another place. It was shot in Chile by a talented filmmaker who happened to be at the right place at the right time to witness a display of splendor that few people will ever see by their own eyes. But thankfully, the second best thing is to look at it full-screen in HD with the music blasting!
Here's how Martin Heck from Timestorm Films describes the adventure of filming this video, and what equipment was used to capture these beautiful images:
Volcano Calbuco erupted on April 22, 2015, for the first time in four decades. Located close to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt in southern Chile. We spend 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 10min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were 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 using Kingston HyperX SSDs. 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 one in a lifetime event and I am so happy that we were able to capture it in all its glory.
And if volcanoes are your things, here's an extra dose:
These are from: Volcano Diver: This guy went down into an active volcano.
The filmmaker writes: "One of the most mesmerizing spectacles of nature I've witnessed is lava flowing to the ocean as clouds of steam rise from the meeting of fire and water. I stood mere feet away from the 2000F lava. After everybody had left, I stayed to record the pulse of the flow over an entire night."
"On a recent trip to Maui, I had the opportunity to visit the world’s largest dormant volcano – Haleakala. The size of this volcano is massive - Manhattan could fit inside. I’m still in shock at how awesome this place is. Arriving before sunrise, I placed a few cameras out in hopes to capture what people refer to as, 'The most beautiful sunrise in the world.'
People gather from around the globe to witness this kaleidoscope of shifting colors – known as the 'House of the Sun'. My hope is to give you a small glimpse of the energy, excitement and elegance this natural marvel brings."