Photography Blog

Squashed at the Farmers Market

18 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

My family has several Saturday morning traditions, one of which is entirely indulgent and one of which is totally organic: visiting the farmers market.

The wife and I began shopping the local farmers market some years ago. We had hoped to enjoy a morning walk and find some unique and inexpensive veggies along the way. What we discovered there in the Sport Chalet parking lot was much more.


Ground Control to Major William

17 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

It seems to me that most of the Looney Toons I watched in my youth ended with that line, when antagonists like Elmer Fudd and Sylvester the Cat finally gave up on their fruitless plans to terrorize the heroes.


Sunset and The Wrap Around Porch

16 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

They say that the best natural lighting for photography occurs as the sun is rising and when it is setting. I say that these are the best times of day, regardless of whether or not you have a camera in hand.

The sun was setting on the day I took this photograph, capturing the feeling of a busy and beautiful day coasting to its end. Only a glass of lemonade could have improved it.


Smart Phone Saturday: Leaning Towers of Sacramento

14 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

I take a break from my posting routines on smart phone Saturdays, leaving you not with a story but an unedited photo from my phone. Perhaps it will give you a peek into my life. Perhaps it will give you a smile.

Here’s a crooked panorama of downtown Sacramento that makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look normal. Chalk this up to user error!

Have a great weekend!

The Stillness of the Sixth Street Train

13 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

There’s something unsettling to me about empty spaces with all the lights left on. It is almost more strange than happening upon a space with all the lights out. Was there some emergency that caused everyone to leave in haste? Or did I get left behind?

While I don’t think that either of these two scenarios were the case at this train platform, the place evoked that strange feeling in me. Which was great reason to take a photograph.