matt barnes photography

“Record Scratches”

The stars draw concentric rings around Polaris, making the night sky resemble a giant vinyl record, while planes fly overhead in straighter lines, looking like scratches on a record.
I made this time stack by combining 118 photos into one image.

“Perturbed Paths”

Ever since I saw this farm with it’s lovey striped field, I’ve been hoping to catch a nice sunset over it. On this evening it was looking like it was going to be a good sunset, but the best part was mostly hidden from view by low flying clouds. (that’s why there’s breaks in the paths of the clouds) not long after I shot this timelapse, I was a little sad to see the field was all dug up so they could install pipes for irrigation. Hopefully the stripes will be back next year, along with a good sunset.
I made this time stack by combining 255 photos into one image.

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You Me At Six - Slam Dunk Festival North 2015

Loads of You Me At Six shots up on my photography page here!

Don’t forget to like my page to see more shots from the festival of other bands throughout the week! :)

“Perseid Meteor Shower (2015)”
The night before the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, there where quite a few small meteors. I set up a timelapse but I forgot my lens heater so the lens fogged up almost right away. I did catch some meteors though, they’re just really blurry, along with the rest of the image.
The first night of the peak was completely overcast all night. (I stayed up until 4am checking the sky every so often)
The second night of the peak was also cloudy, but there was a break in the clouds around 2am, and I managed to catch a bunch of meteors before the the sun washed out the sky.
I saw the brightest meteor through some tress, but what really caught my attention was how it lit up the trees and the fields in the distance. (the camera didn’t pick that up)
I brightened some of the meteors because there wasn’t a lot of contrast between them and the sky. (this is mainly because of my camera settings, I should have turned up the iso and made the exposes faster… next time!)