Europe was wrapped in a blanket of volcanic ash which disrupted air travel for almost a week and we've got a tidbit of the news story captured on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II. @mostlyLisa on twitter pointed us Gunnar Gestur's (facebook) flickr account where he's posting some amazing images from the eruption in EyjafjallajÃ¶kull Iceland. Gunnar graciously let us display a few of his beautiful photos (he is requesting respect for his copyrights and asks people to contact him if they want to publish).
Gunnar said this about his Canon EOS 5D Mark II: “The reason i got the 5d mk II is because of it's extreme performance in low light cause I've mostly been shooting in the night time especially for aurora, using the canon Ef 16-35 2.8 usm II lens.
Before I got the mk II, I had 5d classic which is good but the mk II opened a whole new world for me & now I can shoot in even darker conditions and still get a quality images cause of a perfect iso system.
I can go on & on about the color, contrast & sharpness… I love in every way.”
Here are a couple of samples from his flickr account:
And you really have to check out Gunnar's flickr account because he's got some amazing images – and lots of aurora shots that will blow you away!
And our apologies to Gunnar for taking so darn long to get this posted!