matt dock

“Quick Clouds”

139 photos of the sunset merged into one image. The clouds were moving a little faster than I’d like, making the streaks they painted in the sky a little rough. I prefer smoother streaks, which can be achieved with a shorter interval between shots, but I would have to switch to JPEG format instead of RAW, and I don’t really want to do that.
I wish they would make the image writing buffer larger.

“Early Morning Magic”
My usual late night had turned to early morning by the time I headed home.
The sun was starting to rise on my left while the moon was setting on my right as I headed south towards Lake Ontario. Although I was getting tired, I was excited to get home to set up a timelapse.
I got home just in time to catch the early morning magic from my back yard. The unusually calm water reflected the colours of the sky while I basked in the beauty of the moment.
It didn’t last long, but I was happy to finally slip into my own dream land and get some rest, while simultaneously going on my next adventure. The only downfall being that I would likely forget it all by the time I opened my eyes again.
I miss my dreams! For at least a few years now, I haven’t been able to remember my dreams. I’m pretty sure that I’m still dreaming, because once in a while I’ll wake up sweaty, heart pounding, and a little confused. I’m pretty sure it’s from having a nightmare that I can’t remember after waking up. Strange.

After Mint Hill, NC.

for Matt Rasmussen 

On the dock of the lake
I planted our tangerine peels

curled up in their wet pith.
I’d hoped the strings would

slither downward and each section
of fruit become a stock, wiggling.

However, we have chosen
how we wake up from

this, like rusted nails in
the dry-rot wood, creaking.

I wait for the lake’s mouth to open
while the peels roll away

and a grave of flowers
gathers like a ruin’s pillar.

There are still bits of
rind under my fingernails.

I expect the sweet
peal of your laugh to

bubble from the waves,
but only the wind still moves.

“Dream Scene”
This is 376 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop, automated with this script, advancedstacker.com
I also faded in the first 19 photos using 5% increments of the layer opacity.
Next up is the time slice photo (maybe a few different versions) I’ll add a link to the timelapse video in the description.

“Backyard Magic”
A clear, calm night in my backyard.
I’ve shot this scene so many times that I’m getting a little bored with it, but at the same time I’d never get sick of it. That’s one of the many reasons I’m going to miss this place. We have finally sold the house and will be moving at the end of the month. The new place doesn’t have a nice view like this one, but it’s cottage country, so there’s tons of cool places that are close by. I can’t wait to start exploring after we get settled in.
I made this image using 219 photos.