matt barnes photography

“Colour Pockets”

A small storm cloud passed by as the sun started to set creating the orange patch of cloud trails on the left. It was interesting watching it, as it seemed to stay in one spot, but had a trail of turbulent vapors moving the opposite direction the other clouds were moving, which kind of gave the illusion that it was moving with them. (upon further inspection I found it’s mostly stationary)
I made this time stack by combining 269 photos into one image.

“Spin Cycle”

I’ve got quite the collection of photos similar to this, but I keep trying to raise the bar, and these days it’s proving hard to beat. Even more so with sunset timestacks of this barn, as I’ve been trying to best my most famous image for 4 years now.
I made this time stack by combining 242 photos into one image.


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! :)

“Unwelcoming Invitation”

I’ve passed this barn many times now, and I always wonder what it looks like inside. From what I can see in the windows, it looks like some kind of thrift store, or maybe a storage place for a thrift store.
It’s much creepier looking at night, and this night was foggy, which we all know is a key ingredient of any good horror film.
I think this was the first time I saw the fence open, and since it no longer obstructed the view of the barn, I decided to get it in frame as well. (it also brings the creep factor up a notch, with bonus points for the barbed wire)

“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.

I’ve been waiting for this all winter. Checking the sky most nights for light pillars, which are created by ice crystals in the sky reflecting lights on the ground. I noticed some weak, short lived pillars in a timelapse I shot a little while ago, but they weren’t very exciting. Then I saw some another night, but I didn’t have my camera handy, and by the time I got it, they were pretty much gone. However, on this night, the pillars were plentiful, some of the best I’ve ever seen. This is a pano made from 3 shots.