I was pretty shocked at the amount of chaos it had caused, i then heard the smoke cloud was coming towards Reykjavik, which where i was living at the time. It happened overnight and there was a thin layer of dust left behind, not as much were the initial eruption was. But it left all the surrounding mountains which are usually white with snow, left looking very black.
This is how the Volcano looked before erupting, nice and peaceful and green, i visited the place personally a few months after the eruption and the view had changed quite dramatically.
This is a picture i took of the hardened lava flow from the top of the volcano a few months after the eruption. The place was still thick with dust and debris and the grass had disappeared. I was pretty shocked at the irreversible effect but was also pretty cool :D