The Moments Between

Long Exposures

These continue to be an interesting new way to capture the world.  So many things look different when you capture their light over seconds, and things really begin to get fun when you start talking about images that take minutes to create.

*The Moments Between // Cherry Valley, Illinois*

This was one of the first actual photos that I took with my 10 stop ND, so I like it a little extra because of that.

I used to drive by this barn all the time, so it became something that I shot over the course of a lot of different seasons and weather conditions, but I think this might be my favorite.

long exposure barn sunset william woodward

In the Setting Sun

Where to Weekend?

To head out this weekend, or relax and catch up on some projects… Decisions, decisions.

*In the Setting Sun // Illinois*

Thoughts that go thru my head while driving. ‘Oh look, there’s a horse, and it’s sunset… I should probably go take some photos of it. (As I’m making a u-turn) I already have a ton of horse photos, okay I’ll just take one or two then keep going…’

30 minutes later…

horse at sunset William Woodward

Colors in the Leaves

Wall Mural

We’re printing a 92″ x 85″ wall mural today.  This should be awesome!  I’ll definitely share it when it’s on the wall!

*Colors in the Leaves – Rural // Cherry Valley, Illinois*

I realized I never published this photo… Woops! Last year, I nearly missed fall colors due to spending a month+ in southern California. Not complaining, just don’t have a whole lot from last year!

Colors of the Leaves William Woodward

At the End

Sometimes You Get Wet

You can only play in so many waterfalls, until one time you get careless and slip…


*At the End – Cherry Valley, Illinois*

I think I’ve found my new muse, a 10 stop ND. This is new for me, so I had quite a few outtakes before I got something I liked.  But, even after getting used to the ND, there are still times when it surprises me.  It’s a fun learning challenge.


  • Nikon D600
  • 16mm
  • f 6.3
  • ISO 100
  • 133 seconds

Cherry Valley William Woodward

Flora Church


This about sums it up 🙂


Flora Church – Flora, Illinois

I was running around with Andy Blackmer the other week, having a late summer cookout, when all the sudden the sky started to look extra interesting. When I saw him make for his truck I grabbed my camera to tag along. I’ve never actually noticed this church before, and I was just riding so I have to thank Andy for the location.

I was trying out my new 14mm lens for this shot. It’s probably wider than I normally would have liked, but at the end of the day I’m happy with the way it turned out, getting all that sky.

Flora Church Illinois William Woodward