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Watch Volcano Calbuco Erupt In Magnificent 8K/4K Timelapse

By Hanssie on June 16th 2015

The fearsome power of Mother Nature can be both terrifying and a thing of beauty at the same time. From deadly supercell storms to earthquakes to volcanos and more, nature’s fury is devastating and destructive, and when captured on film, absolutely awe-inducing.

On April 22, 2015, Volcano Calbuco, one of the most active volcanos in Southern Chile, erupted for the first time in 40 years. German filmmaker Martin Heck of Timestorm Films, saw the extensive plumes from a ferry heading southward. Martin and his team had been in the area shooting timelapses and were headed to Patagonia. While on the ferry, they noticed the massive cloud and they “quickly put every bit of camera equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom cloud…We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.”

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[REWIND: NATURE’S LIGHT SHOW REVEALED BY THE STUNNING LONG EXPOSURES OF TAKEHITO MIYATAKE]

The following 2 minute timelapse is a stunning look at the eruption shot in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645z and a Canon 6D. They also used a Sony A7s to shoot 4k video to the Shogun. The eerie billows of smoke paired with the dramatic music in the video is mesmerizing and indeed, as Heck writes, an incredible show.

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.

Watch Calbuco

You can see more of Martin Heck’s work on FACEBOOK: facebook.com/TimestormFilms | TWITTER: twitter.com/martinheck| WEBSITE: timestormfilms.com/

[Martin Heck | Timestorm Films/No Film School]

About

Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at www.hanssie.com. Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jeff Morrison

    thanks for sharing…

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  2. Hayden Kibble

    Beautiful video. Very vivid colours.

    http://www.pro-lapse.com

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  3. Tosh Cuellar

    stunning imagery

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  4. Martin Beetschen

    Really nice video :)

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  5. Barry Cunningham

    “On April 22, 2105…” ?!

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    • Thomas Horton

      SLRLounge takes pride in their breaking news reporting.

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    • Hanssie

      Yep, I took a trip to the future to bring you this message. Either that or I was sick in bed all day and delirious. Or both.

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    • Graham Curran

      There are some things which spelling checkers will never catch.

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  6. Brandon Dewey

    great video!

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  7. Barry Chapman

    Amazing footage. I wonder what sort of intervals were used between exposures?

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  8. Tom Johnson

    Wait, the 6D shoots video in 4K? Nice. Anyway, unreal footage!!

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  9. Jesper Ek

    Like slow growing moss! :)

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  10. Jesper Ek

    Amazing colors!

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