Photography Blog

View from the Claremont

18 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

The old phone jumped with a shrill ring.

“Mr. Oswald? Good evening. Our man is ready to take you up to the penthouse, if you’re ready”.

Those are words I had never heard before. So I figured I’d best bring my camera along.


Th’ Muckle Loch Ness

15 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Ordinarily, you’d expect to see the color green in photos of Scotland. Or at least a man in a kilt, clutching his pipes looking wistfully at the horizon … perhaps at freedom itself. It would also seem that you’re obligated to offer illustrations of the Loch Ness Monster whenever discussing the famous lake.

When others zig, I prefer to zag I suppose. (more…)

Wedding Day in the Woods

10 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Weddings

My wife and I dropped off our kids at the in-laws’ house just after the break of dawn that Sunday morning. Even though it was early, we hustled back to the car with nervous energy and jumped in. We exchanged a knowing look — as well as a gulp. This was going to be a special day for so many reasons. (more…)

Behind Bars

08 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

I feel a twinge of remorse when I see a dog without a job. That’s probably because I contribute to my own dog’s lack of gainful employment. Most home-dwelling American dogs are living far from the fields and farms where they were bred to thrive.


One Last Dive

01 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

If you’ve read any of my other stories of Hawaii, you’ll know that water and I are not the best of friends. And yet I continue to find myself riding boats that speed me out to the depths of the ocean for snorkeling. Chalk it up to peer pressure. Or my forgetfulness!