Like us on FB for more awesome posts!
Don't show this - I already like Bored Panda

Mind-Blowing Smeared Sky Photography by Matt Molloy

Canada-based photographer Matt Molloy brings sky photography to a new level. By stacking hundreds of separate sky shots he is able to achieve an incredible brush-like effect. Each final picture in his “Smeared Sky” series is a result of combining from 100 to 200 photographs.

The number of pictures he uses depends on various factors, such as weather conditions, cloudiness, or whether the object in the picture is moving or static. “Sometimes the clouds are moving quick and there’s lots of them. If I stack too many photos from a timelapse like that, it can get a little messy,” says Matt, adding that it’s usually mid day timelapses that cause more problems.

Matt has been shooting timelapses for over three years now: “For every day that I don’t shoot a timelapse, I probably shoot two the next day,” he says.

What draws Matt to this process most is the experimenting, as you never know what you’re going to get in the end. That’s especially true with the sunsets, as the sky gets increasingly darker – but Matt says these timelapses seem to work very well. Check out his gallery for more!

Website: 500px

Like us on FB:

What's hot on Bored Panda

What do you think?

  • Sandra Lynn Raby-Martin via Facebook

    These are beautiful… Love these. .

  • Charlotte Petitjean via Facebook

    wonderful…. Like a painting !!

  • Ulrike Saegebarth via Facebook


  • MsAdrienne Taylor via Facebook


  •č/1234210760 David Markovič via Facebook

    what an idea! :)

  • Cec Dennis-Lelean via Facebook


  • soozin12


  • Sheree Green via Facebook

    Strongly recommend you view these composite photos, they’re amazing!

  • Shivali Sharma via Facebook


  • James X-Freeman

    very lovely. even makes all the chemtrails disappear :)

  • Ronak Talreja via Facebook

    Such is the elegance, amazing texture!

  • Jasmine Jackson via Facebook

    It’s almost like a painting our world is so amazing

  • Daniel Brasil via Facebook

    Amazing nature

  • Aránzazu Martínez Velasco via Facebook

    Fucking awesome!!

  • Aránzazu Martínez Velasco via Facebook

    Fucking awesome!!

  • Ect Apaez via Facebook


  • Ect Apaez via Facebook

    I meant incredible

  • Lyne Forget via Facebook

    Tellement magnifique! :-)

  • shuba

    Is there some photoshop tutorial video for this???

  • z

    you hoo~~zz

  • Prashant Ambalgikar

    These are truly beautiful sky

Author:   Date posted: Apr 14th, 2013
Tagged as: , , , , , , , ,