Category: places

2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

2020: New Year's Resolutions

2020 New Year's Resolutions Now that the holidays are over, the glitter swept away and quietly discarded, and the fireworks smoke dispersed in the night's air, we find ourselves "back to life, back to reality." 2020 New Year's fireworks celebrations. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. The reality is that it's the year 2020. ...

Jersey City and Manhattan skylines as seen from NY Harbor. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Work-Life Balance

Visiting NY beaches, considering the meaning of work/life balance through a creative prism, taking a moment to "think different" while away from the everyday noise.

Photography and Mood – II

Photography and Mood. Fun in Hawaii.

Photographing Summer

Photographing Summer Here in the US, Memorial Day weekend also marks the beginning of summer. Summer is my favorite season. It symbolizes, among others, beautiful weather, nice temperatures, maybe even time to relax, to travel or go on an adventure, or carefree days.... We also tend to capture summer or, better said, our summer adventures, ...

Photographic Perspectives

Vantage Points in Photography Using tight and wide shots to tell a visual story In a way, the concept of photographing from a particular vantage point is similar to writing from a particular point of view (POV). Both vantage point (or angle) and point of view define the perspective from which we tell the story, ...

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Fog over Mississippi, NOLA. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Mardi Gras 2016

Mardi Gras 2016 Because it's Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, here are a few images from New Orleans, aka Crescent City, one of my favorite cities after NYC, of course. There's nothing like fog on the Mississippi River, vampire and ghosts tours with no other than the fantastic Lord Chaz, or a stroll around the farmers ...