The volcanic eruption in Iceland - Q2

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AlliHjelm
AlliHjelm Regular Member • Posts: 203
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I haven’t yet been able to venture close to the volcanic eruption that started a week ago not far from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. However, the glow can be seen well from where my parents live and my beloved Leica Q2 does a good job in framing the event in a way that you get the feeling how close to the capital area this is actually happening.
According to the latest news scientist believe that it’s possible that this eruption might go on for many years. Therefore I summon you, avid Leica shooters, to gear up as soon as this COVID-19 mess is all over and fly over to Iceland and experience this unique event first hand.

Cheers from Iceland - the land of ice and fire.

Leica Q2 - ISO800 - f/1,7 - 0,5s - handheld with OIS on.

The volcano at Geldingadalur on the Reykjanes peninsula

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nflanders2 Regular Member • Posts: 427
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I'd love to. Last time when I went to Iceland was 2010 – you know what happened.

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Gorgeous image and awe-inspiring event; looks like a great opportunity to cast any cursed rings of power or errant bankers into oblivion

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AlliHjelm wrote:

I haven’t yet been able to venture close to the volcanic eruption that started a week ago not far from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. However, the glow can be seen well from where my parents live and my beloved Leica Q2 does a good job in framing the event in a way that you get the feeling how close to the capital area this is actually happening.
According to the latest news scientist believe that it’s possible that this eruption might go on for many years. Therefore I summon you, avid Leica shooters, to gear up as soon as this COVID-19 mess is all over and fly over to Iceland and experience this unique event first hand.

Cheers from Iceland - the land of ice and fire.

Leica Q2 - ISO800 - f/1,7 - 0,5s - handheld with OIS on.

The volcano at Geldingadalur on the Reykjanes peninsula

Great Image, Great Photographer.. Regards, L

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Tomm111 Senior Member • Posts: 1,357
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I really like the image, says a lot.

We have tickets and a hotel at the end of September. Doubt it will still be erupting then.

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Jozef M Senior Member • Posts: 1,977
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AlliHjelm wrote:

I haven’t yet been able to venture close to the volcanic eruption that started a week ago not far from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. However, the glow can be seen well from where my parents live and my beloved Leica Q2 does a good job in framing the event in a way that you get the feeling how close to the capital area this is actually happening.
According to the latest news scientist believe that it’s possible that this eruption might go on for many years. Therefore I summon you, avid Leica shooters, to gear up as soon as this COVID-19 mess is all over and fly over to Iceland and experience this unique event first hand.

Cheers from Iceland - the land of ice and fire.

Leica Q2 - ISO800 - f/1,7 - 0,5s - handheld with OIS on.

The volcano at Geldingadalur on the Reykjanes peninsula

I think you better use a tripod, next time ... motion blur ...

Jozef.

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Jozef M wrote:

The volcano at Geldingadalur on the Reykjanes peninsula

I think you better use a tripod, next time ... motion blur ...

Jozef.

Thank you for your input. It wasn’t actually an option for me here as my tripod was tucked nicely away in my closet at my home about 500km away from where this was shot - didn’t directly expect to witness an volcanic eruption in an area where it hasn’t erupted in centuries. Sometimes you just need to work with what you have and having the darkness in mind here, freezing cold and the wind in mind, although not clinically perfect, the outcome surprised my expectations. The rest is for the audience to intrepid. 😊

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Jozef M Senior Member • Posts: 1,977
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AlliHjelm wrote:

Jozef M wrote:

The volcano at Geldingadalur on the Reykjanes peninsula

I think you better use a tripod, next time ... motion blur ...

Jozef.

Thank you for your input. It wasn’t actually an option for me here as my tripod was tucked nicely away in my closet at my home about 500km away from where this was shot - didn’t directly expect to witness an volcanic eruption in an area where it hasn’t erupted in centuries. Sometimes you just need to work with what you have and having the darkness in mind here, freezing cold and the wind in mind, although not clinically perfect, the outcome surprised my expectations. The rest is for the audience to intrepid. 😊

Yes, of course it is not easy to find solutions for difficult photographic conditions. Perhaps shooting at iso 3200 or even iso 6400 would have been enough to allow the camera's IS to resolve the motion blur.
And there are many good raw converters that can make the high iso noise disappear. It is a pity, because the photo could have been much improved, better next time

Regards,
Jozef.

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