Matt Molloy

Sunset Spectrum

396 photos merged into one image using the lighten blending mode in photoshop. I think this one pretty much covers the colour spectrum of sunsets, lacking only the darker reds. I can't get enough of this technique!

Crocheting the Clouds

186 photos of the sunset merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I like the pattern in the clouds created from the interval between shots.

Under the Bridge

I've stood on this bridge snapping photos a few times now, but this is the first time I went under, to explore a little further. And what do you know, an underground art gallery. A fun find!

Countryside Sunset

I took this shot back in 2010 before I got my DSLR, it was also when I first started getting into HDR. As I noticed a good sunset brewing, I grabbed my camera, hopped in the car and drove for about 10 min before I found myself here.

Front Row at the Show

I wish I was sitting on that bench for this shot, instead I was holding an umbrella over my camera. I managed to get a few bolts before my lens got too spattered with rain.

Red Ripples

This is a still from one of the many timelapses I have done from my back yard looking out over Lake Ontario. The water was unusually still this evening, as we usually always have some sort of breeze.

Isolated Storms

322 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. I've always found the term "isolated thunder storms" a little odd. Isn't every thunder storm that's not covering the entire globe isolated? I just looked it up and someone said it means there's a 1-2% chance of a storm in your area. There you go, perhaps we both just learned something. It wasn't a great sunset this night, but the splash of color is a nice touch.

All Paths Lead to Ra

250 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. The title is a quote I've heard a few times, I just changed the last word so it related to the photo a little better. I swapped the word god for Ra (the ancient Egyptian solar deity) since all the paths are leading towards the sun. For a little story behind the photo check out the description on the previous photo.

Summer Time(lapse)

220 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. That's the dock in my back yard. Check out my latest timelapse video collage, you can see this timelapse at the very end of the video.

Star Lines and Fireflies

378 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. The fireflies are out and at it again. Hopefully I'll be able to get another timelapse of them tonight, along with clear skies. The sky is pink and purple in this one because of clouds.

Cloud of Stars

I shot this from the dock in my back yard. The Milky Way over Amherst Island and Lake Ontario. I used a flash light to light up the giant Willow trees.

Big Bang

370 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. Another one from my back yard. For some reason time stacks usually turn out good here. I think it has something to do with the lake, it's wind currants and the change in temperature.

5 Pieces of Halley's Comet

I caught 5 Eta Aquarid meteors last night (Actually early this morning, the 6th of May) 4 little ones and one long bright streak. You can also see the Milky Way.

Stippling the Sky with Stars

43 photos merged into one image using the lighten layer-blending mode in photoshop. Using all the photos from this timelapse was a little too intense for my liking ( ) so I tried it with every 10th photo. I like this one better because the sky isn't so over exposed looking and the dotted lines give an interesting look. I also added my shadow back in there.

Framing the Moon

A still from a timelapse I shot near the end of April. (2013) We lost a big part of the tree in the middle back in 2011. And that made the nice little window that's framing the moon in this shot. You can see the missing half of the tree being chopped up and taken away in this timelapse video. (around the 2 min mark)

Land of the Giant Lollipops

A time-stack from an old-ish timelapse, because I thought this one would be fun. You can see the timelapse video here, about 1 min in.

Nestled in my Nest

I went for a stroll though the woods today, on a mission to get a good timelapse of trees and the movement of their shadows since the sky was clear. (completely clear skies don't happen very often around here) While my camera was shooting the timelapse, I was building a giant nest to kill time. I only saw one person while I was there. He asked me what I was building, and I told him it was a giant birds nest. Funny thing is, he was out bird watching. A rare find for sure! I got lots of good photos today, but I think this one is my favorite.

Rainbow Distortion

It was a gloomy day today, so I decided to to some indoor macro photography. This is an extreme close up of a soap bubble. I've been wanting to revisit this concept for quite some time now, and I'm glad I finally did. You can see more of these photos here: and see them in motion here:

Dinner During Sunset

I'm still impatiently waiting for my camera to be repaired, so here's another re-edit. This is a still from a timelapse I shot back in May of 2012.

Burning Cotton Candy Flying Through the Sky

134 photos merged into one image. I made this from a sunset timelapse I shot in August of 2012.


A giant spiral I made on Lake Ontario near the end of January. There's a lot more contrast between the ice and snow with the shots I took at night. I was doing some light painting but it didn't turn out how I thought it might. Check out the timelapse video!

The Power Of Nature

Not only did old mother nature make this impressive mountain of ice, but she also destroyed my camera while I was documenting it. (That pile of ice in the back must have been at least ten feet high!) Looking out my kitchen window, I had noticed a bright blue glimmer off in the distance. Upon closer inspection, with binoculars, I could tell it was ice piled up. (I had seen this sort of thing before) Once I drove to the island and found what I was looking at, it was much more impressive. How did nature pile such a slippery substance so high? I'm guessing it was a combonation of wind, water and magic. As for destroying my camera, yes, once again it's more or less my fault. It was really windy this day and I had forgot my tripod weight. Excited by the impressive ice piles, I set up my camera anyway and ran back to the car to find a make shift weight to hold the tripod steady. (first I watched the camera for a while, to see if the wind would in fact knock it over. It looked ok, but by the time I got back, it was already on the ground, limestone to be exact. It's not the first time that's happened either, but this time it wasn't happy, in fact, it gave up and stopped shooting. I don't blame it, I've been pretty hard on it. After 2 weeks with no camera, I've decided I'll send it into Canon and see if they can fix it, yet again. Unfortunately I only got 50 photos before it died, and only 35 of them are good for a timelapse. That's merely a blip in timelapse time. For a size reference, the ice is about 4 inches think (if I remember correctly)

Power Source

Check out the video I made that shows another perspective of how these 'time stacks' come together.


I was planning on doing this shot with my strobe light, but it's not working so well. It also looks like it was made in the 60's. So instead, I used the most powerful light I have and cringed while cranking up the iso. I should have pushed it a little further, as there is still some motion blur. Another problem was that I had no room to jump, I could only fall. (I can't stand on my bed with out my head touching the ceiling)

After Burn

A photo stack of a sunset timelapse I shot not too long ago. You can see the timelapse in this video...

Cloud Chaos

ATTENTION: anyone who wants to buy this print. Let it be know that I have uploaded the uncropped version of this shot for sale, as the cropped version pictured here is not big enough to fit the requirements of 500px. This is a photo stack, made from a timelapse of clouds passing over Lake Ontario. Check out the video...

Smeared Sky

Since the last photo stack was interesting. I thought I would try the same method of madness for this sunset timelapse I recently shot. I could be onto something here, or as my dad might say, I think your on something alright.

Fire and Ice

This is another self portrait I did. This time I had a lot of fun with photoshop, and possibly even got a little carried away.