Photography Blog

Kailua-Kona Sunset Challenge

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

We sat down to dinner on our condominium balcony, eager to enjoy a big meal after a fun-filled day on the sunny beaches of Hawaii. But within another ten minutes, my camera and I would find ourselves on a rocky beach in front of a stunning sunset.

Had it been up to me, I would have missed it all. Call me Mr. Oblivious.


Smartphone Saturday: Beneath Howe Avenue Bridge

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

Smartphone Saturday is upon us again. I’ve got just enough time to post my unedited smartphone photo before I slip on a tux and head to wedding of two true friends.

Today’s image displays the world underneath the Howe Avenue Bridge. You too can spot this scene while riding/running/walking/skipping along Sacramento’s American River Trail. As you stand here, you hear the echoes of traffic racing along the streets above while the river lazily washes along beneath. The repeating geometry of the place also gives a distinctly man-made vibe to what is also a beautiful natural landscape.

Hundreds of cars passed overhead in the short break my wife and I took at this spot. Despite the traffic up top, the tons of concrete above our heads momentarily shielded us from the hustle of life.

How to Stay Dry When There’s No Rain

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

“Daddy, can we go outside and play soccer?”

It had been a day full of work at the office, far from the the liveliness of my kids. Having pulled into the garage about three minutes earlier, I was still working on amping up to give some attention to them.

“Sure, Kali — let’s go get the ball.”

“Oh, and can you bring my ladybug a’brella?” (translated, ladybug umbrella) (more…)

Nonetheless at No Hands Bridge

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

Spectacle is in steady supply these days.

In so many aspects of life, we give attention to those things that are biggest, best, tallest, smartest, fastest. From buildings to smart phones to cars to athletes, what we were content with yesterday can so easily be forgotten today.

Leave it to the No Hands Bridge in Auburn, California to get me thinking about this. (more…)