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An Old Dog and His Tricks

20 Apr 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

People often remark that I look as though I couldn’t possibly have graduated from high school. Or they ask if anyone has ever told me that I look like a young Mark Zuckerberg. Either way, I can handle being told that I look young or like a genius billionaire. In fact, I appreciate it. Though the mirror shows me some dark circles forming under my eyes. And something within me tells me that my soul is growing older.

I’m becoming something of an old dog. And it is another old dog who is inspiring me to learn some new tricks. (more…)

Sure, Ashley and Sebastian first met back in high school. But whether it was a case of the cooties or the right stars not aligning, their journey as a couple didn’t begin until some time later. Fortunately for them, their love story took a turn for the epic when Sebastian proposed marriage. They needed to mark their big news with some smashing engagement photography. And hey, they chose me to capture their photos at the lovely grounds around the Folsom Powerhouse.


The Falls at Lake Clementine

21 Feb 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

The years of continued drought in California felt almost biblical. Then again, so did the rains that followed. “Atmospheric Rivers”, they call them. And these rivers in the sky dumped so much water that nearby Lake Clementine was filled to overflowing. A mini-Niagara falls, they claimed.

This was my cue to snap up my camera and see these rising waters first-hand. (more…)

On the Loose at Cronan Ranch

25 Jan 2017, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

It was the miniest of minivans, just about as small as any you might find in Europe. Only this one was mine, and it raced along the curving roads of Northern California’s Highway 49 toward Cronan Ranch. It chauffeured my wife, my sister-in-law, and my three kids as well as a nearly carsick golden retriever in hopes that we’d reach the trailhead soon. I wasn’t sure how much longer any of us could last in our mobile sardine can. (more…)