Steel Blue

Behind the Scenes

We hit the trails again this weekend, this time trying out to find a new waterfall that is pretty under-explored.  I took a few gear photos while I was all set up, for the Gear Reviews page.  We didn’t find the waterfall I wanted, but maybe next time.


*Steel Blue // Treasure Island, San Francisco*

This seems like ages ago, but last time I was in SF I met up with a few folks and spent a sunrise and sunset shooting around the city. I am definitely jealous of their daily views, including this one from Treasure Island.   We spent the evening shooting the bridge, the city, and generally having a jolly time ha! 🙂

bay bridge view from treasure island william woodward

The Guardians

New Reviews Page

Now, to go along with the gear that I use, I have and will continue to be reviewing new equipment that I’m currently using.  Check it out!  Gear Reviews

*The Guardians – West Lake // Hangzhou, China*

These little (relatively) statues stood guard at the entrance to a long path on one of the many winding side streets outside the crowded West Lake.  I’m hoping to make a trip back to China in the next months, maybe early next year. Now to find out when tourist season is, and make sure that’s not when I’ll be going…

The Guardians Hangzhou William Woodward

Times Square from Above

Behind Schedule

So I’m a little behind schedule with the website, I’ve got a list a half a page long of new things that I’d like to add, and some changes that need to be made. Be patient with me, they are coming! Also, I promise to have at least 4 new photos a week, and I’ll do a re-cap of the road trip from Illinois to Oregon!

Times Square from Above – The Rockefeller Center // NYC, New York

There’s something about looking down on a city that adds a little extra to it. A little after dusk, the colors of the sky were slowly fading away, but the colors of the city were just beginning. A glow comes out of times square, where tourists and locals (probably more tourists) take to the streets to catch a show, or grab a dinner, all happening well below what you see from up here…

Times Square New York 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

Street Sweeping

Say Yes

Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. ~ Eckhart Tolle

Street Sweeping – Hangzhou, China

In cities it seems I’m regularly drawn to street photography. This wet and overcast day in Hangzhou, the colors of the city drew me in to the alley ways intertwining and crisscrossing each other. A splash of orange of the worker offset the utilitarian buildings on either side.

Street Sweeping Hangzhou William Woodward

Sail Life & A Night in the City

A Night in the City – Seabreeze Charters // Chicago, Illinois

I can’t say that I could tell you exactly what the best way to shoot fireworks from a boat, but I would say that I’m happy with the way this turned out.  After settling in on the front of the 36′ Beneteau, I had a perfect view of the harbor laid out before me, and a great show of fireworks.

City Night Chicago William Woodward

Sail Life – Seabreeze Charters // Chicago, IL

Could you live a life on the water? I think I could, not to say that I don’t like the land and all, but there’s something about the freedom…  Thanks to SeaBreeze Charter LLC and Captain Lorenzo for the trip.

Sail Life