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

Sleeping Under the Stars


Getting the studio area of the new apartment up and running.  It’s great to have a creative space to escape to when you just want to get in to some photography!


*Sleeping Under the Stars – Bloody Lake Rendezvous // Wisconsin*

More and more I am enjoying star photography. Tomorrow I’ve got a very specific shot that I’ll be going for, so I will share that asap if it works out.  This here was from back at the Bloody Lake Rendezvous, late one night after most folks had turned in. A low layer of clouds whisked across the sky, and the stars glowed along with the tipis.

*edit, I don’t remember what that specific shot was that I was going for, so I don’t know if it worked out or not :)*

Under the Stars Wisconsin William Woodward

They Sparkle at Night

Finding New Shots

I find that one of the harder issues that I have is finding something completely interesting and novel at a scene that literally has thousands of visitors every week. So, what we decided to do was go back to the falls at night. It was clear, crisp and cold. The stars were out, and not a soul was at the falls. This may or may not have been taken past the viewing area, but I couldn’t leave without seeing what it was like.

They Sparkle at Night – Multnomah Falls // Bridal Veil, Oregon

This night was AWESOME. I intend on using the word awesome to it’s full meaning as well, actually inspiring awe.

The hardest part about this shot was getting it clear, as the amount of mist coming off the falls near the base was challenging. I kept a lens cloth over the lens in between shots while I was changing settings. All in all, I think I got what I came for.


  • Nikon D600
  • 14mm @ f2.8
  • ISO 1250
  • 30 sec

Sparkling Night Bridal Veil William Woodward

Looking Up


Heading to Portland next week.  Here’s to good weather and finding an apartment!

Looking Up – Tribune Tower // Chicago, Illinois

I’ve been in such a black and white mood lately, I don’t know what it is about it, maybe just the photos that I’ve been wanting to work on…

As we wandered back from a very filling meal at a little Mexican place, margaritas in the belly and chatting more than shooting, Shannon (, Nick (, and Beth parted ways with Britta Emily and I. I was about to put the camera away, but decided for one more shot, looking up to the Tribune Tower that has graced the skyline since 1925.

Tribune Tower Chicago William Woodward

Fading Away

Road Tripping

Looks like there will be a new/unexpected road trip coming up.  Yellowstone’s a possibility, other ideas for the Wyoming/Montana area are welcome!

Fading Away – Golden Gate Bridge // San Francisco, CA

I can understand why people can have such a love for this bridge. It’s beauty and simplicity coexist in such a harmonious balance, that sometimes you forget that was built for people transportation, not just for people viewing. I don’t foresee a time that I’ll visit SF and not take in a sunrise or sunset with the bridge, and hopefully Karl the Fog will join the party also.

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco William Woodword