Christopher Mathews set out to capture some memorable photos of Geldingadalur volcano in Iceland
Hyderabad: When the Geldingadalur volcano in Iceland erupted in the month of March, photographer Christopher Mathews set out to capture some memorable photos of it.
Although he had encountered several disappointments, the former legal professional working with US Air Force was able to capture the dazzling sight of the northern lights and all its colourful glory dancing over the eruption.
Mathews who lives in Kópavogur, Iceland, and studies Geothermal Law and Policy at Reykjavík University, started scouting for locations after the effusive eruption at Geldingadalur began at 9:30 pm on March 19.
“I went to several of the sites I had visited, but the weather was bad and from most, there was no chance of seeing much of anything. As I made my way closer to Grindavík, though, there was a distinct crimson glow in the sky. The image from the middle of town was taken at dawn on the first day of the volcano,” Mathews told ‘weather.com’.
Captured with his Canon 6D DSLR and Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art lens at ISO 1000 with a 4-second exposure, Mathews’s photos show the green glow of the aurora and the reddish-orange glow of the flowing lava which was reflected in the clouds. This colourful image also went viral around the globe, which the UN’s World Meteorological Agency named as their photo of the week this spring.
Have a look at some splendid clicks by Christopher Mathews…