Photography Blog

A Boy and His Dog at Arthur’s Seat

24 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

The bags under my eyes must have been filled with lead, but my spirits were high.

It had been just 24 hours since my plane touched down at Edinburgh International Airport, and I was fighting the reality that my body wanted desperately to sleep. And yet the light of the Scottish midday propped my eyes open. Clearly, it was time for a hike.


Ode to My Dad

20 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

I typically take a rest from blogging on Sunday. But it’s worth breaking with tradition when there’s a special circumstance. And it being father’s day here in the United States, there’s someone special I’ve just got to tell you about.

Let me introduce you to my dad.


Smartphone Saturday: Old as Time

20 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

After a busy week like this one, I’m grateful for the chance to take the weekend off from blogging. But that doesn’t stop me from posting an unedited Smartphone Saturday image straight off the phone.

My brother-in-law and I have biked the Cronan Ranch Trails Park several times now, but this truck had never before greeted us at the top of the western hill climb. The old Chevy looked weathered enough to make me wonder if the world had ended while we were busy pedaling in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The paint on the hood seemed to peel before our eyes, and the numbers of the license plate seemed to be all but worn off. And even though the truck looked abandoned, it was one and the same vehicle used to haul food and water up the hill to feed a flock of grazing sheep just outside the frame. The hungry creatures didn’t seem to mind that the truck looked as old as time.

Kilauea Caldera’s Boiling Pot

19 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

After several days of beaching it up on the igneous shores of Hawai’i’s Big Island, we were ready to explore some new terrain. So we packed the rental van with three kids (and not nearly enough snacks) and set off in the direction of the Kilauea caldera.

Note to self: Next time, start adventures before dinnertime.