Goal:  Have an image used on a billboard.

Spider Legs, Kirkland, Illinois // 4th of July Fireworks

We really lucked out with a spot to watch the fireworks this year, as there were only 2 left available from a location that I wanted to shoot. I’ve always thought it would be awesome to get some ‘aerial’ shots of fireworks, closer to the height that they were actually going off.

After the first location idea didn’t work out, another one opened up that I think ended up being a great spot. As the sun had just set, there was still some blues in the sky and you could see the trails of the fireworks lighters setting them off in order with their flares.

See some of last year’s fireworks shots at


Spider Legs William Woodward