Photography Blog

Saturday Morning Doughnuts

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

Even a blogger needs to take a break. So on Saturdays I’ll post simple photos from my smart phone that capture moments of life from a smaller lens. They’ll usually be unedited, and you won’t get much of a story. But you will see a bit more into my world.

This one is a peek into a 2nd generation Oswald family tradition for Saturday mornings: doughnuts.


Hairy Cow Grazing the Grass of Skye

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

Red hair is something we’ve come to expect from the Scottish. Movies and TV shows have convinced us that most real Scots are fiery redheads. Having traveled to Scotland myself, I can debunk that myth. Though I will report that most of their cows are indeed red-headed.


The Wedding Grapes

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

You’ve probably noticed that most people are nervous on their wedding day. One June afternoon, someone else’s wedding was happening and yet I was nervous. I suppose I wasn’t all that surprised by this boomerang feeling as it comes back to me whenever I perform a wedding ceremony.


Lonely Ruins on the Isle of Iona

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

This tiny pile of stones is interesting enough to look at, and the surrounding scenery is truly stunning. But the story behind these weathered ruins fires up my soul.

After two years of saving, planning, and daydreaming, my family made our way to Scotland. We drove a “hired” van all over the country, exploring grand cities and glory of the the middle of nowhere for two weeks. (Believe me, you’ll see and hear plenty more about this trip at Fits and Stops). This particular day had seen us take a bus and two Cal Mac ferry trips to reach our destination on the Isle of Iona.