Photography Blog

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,┬áthe place evoked that strange feeling in me. Which was great reason to take a photograph.


Through Muck and Mire to Kauai’s Secret Falls

11 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

Thai restaurants usually offer several levels of spiciness for their dishes. The first three or four options are not really spicy so as to satisfy those who can’t handle the heat, while making them think they are eating something spicy. But the last option is “Thai spicy” — code for plenty hot.

So when the tour guide told us to bring some grubby shoes for the muddy hike to Kauai’s “Secret Falls”, I figured he was preparing me for wimpy amounts of muck.┬áNope. This was the “Thai spicy” of mud.