Photography Blog

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…)

Dog Sitting Stretch

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

Neighbor’s dog awaits

One whose salty face he may lick

Pouncing is his game.

I expect that this is the first haiku you’ve read today. Or at least the first haiku you’ve read today about the dog living next door to me. (more…)

Smartphone Saturday: Sausalito Pier

30 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Saturday is upon us, and so I’m done with blogging for the week. Well, all except for this Smartphone Saturday post of an unedited photo from my phone. You know the drill.

Today’s photo shows what life must be like for the wealthy insects who can afford to live on the pier in stunning Sausalito, California. Those lucky one-percenters!

A Deep Breath at Iona

29 May 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

It was a day that felt like a scene out of Planes, Trains and Automobiles. After riding a couple of ferries and the sort of gigantic, air-conditioned bus that makes you feel like a tourist, we had crossed over to the tiny Scottish Isle of Iona. And we had done it with a couple of energetic kids in tow.

Breathe, P.J., breathe. (more…)