matt hill photography


As I mentioned in the last photo, I was up extra late and drove home during the sunrise. As much as I wanted to sleep, I couldn’t help but pull over for a timelapse.
I tried making a time stack, but they usually don’t work out well with sunrises, and this one was no exception, so here’s a single frame from the timelapse.

“Plenty of Perseids”

I caught 15 Perseid meteors last night (August 10, 2016) during the 4 hours my camera was shooting.
I checked the weather forecast today and it says it’s going to be cloudy with possible thunder storms tonight and tomorrow night, during the peak of the meteor shower!
This has happened more often than not over the last 4 years or so, and it’s getting really annoying! (especially now that they are predicting more meteors than usual) At least we might be getting some rain, because we’ve been in a drought for a while now. Most of the vegetation is dry and crunchy, and the trees are dropping leaves like it’s already autumn.

“Just in Time”
Once we got to the top of the lift I ran a little further up the mountain to get an unobstructed view of the sun before it quickly slipped out of view.
It was only a handful of minutes before an employee told us we need to get back on the lift or walk down the mountain, as they were about to shut it down for the day.

“Floating Hills”
I sat and watched the cumulonimbus clouds rise and fall as they passed while cirrus clouds drifted by, high above them, all while thinking about how neat they’ll look at a much faster speed. The cumulonimbus clouds look like a cross between a mushroom cloud and a pot of water boiling over at timelapse speed.
This image was made from 513 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. Automated with a script from