Photographing the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

Photographing the Pearl Harbor National Memorial

December 7, 1941 - December 7, 2021 Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This year we mark the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Years ago I had a chance to visit the Hawaii islands. While in Honolulu, I decided to take the bus to Pearl City, to visit the memorial. As I [...]

Let’s Talk About Art

Let’s Talk About Art

So, yesterday, I had a wonderful, kinda impromptu meeting with New Jersey visual artist Joe LaMattina. We got together for coffee and a chat about art and the art of making art. It was a wonderful and much-needed break, a momentary escape from the craziness of life. And it was yet another reminder of how [...]

Water’s Soul at Night

Water’s Soul at Night

A couple of nights ago I finally made it to the waterfront, hoping to photograph the Water's Soul, only to find out that the park surrounding the sculpture closes at night. Hence, I couldn't get too close, but did capture a few images. https://www.instagram.com/p/CWUsMrYM1oA/ Water's Soul at Night. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved. For more, [...]

Photographing Artist and Activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List Awards 2021

Photographing Artist and Activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List Awards 2021

Photographing the award-winning Art from the Heart owner, filmmaker, and LGBTQ+ activist Wolfgang Busch at The A-List award ceremony in Long Island, NY When award-winning activist and filmmaker Wolfgang Busch asked if I wanted to photograph him at this year's A-List Award ceremony in Long Island, NY, I wholeheartedly said "Yes!" I've always enjoyed interviewing [...]

Ask an Author

Ask an Author

November is already here! Since November is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) here's a #tbt post from a few months ago: Ask an Author. Learning from books. ©Alina Oswald. Also, if you happen to be working on the first draft of a novel, memoir, or nonfiction book (or even a photography book, why not), November [...]

Photographing the Garden State

Today is Election Day in New Jersey (also Virginia and other places). Hence, I thought to repost a few images from my travels up and down the Garden State. Images from NYC Metro area and Jersey City for DPA slideshow. View from Tear Tower, Bayonne, NJ.Jersey City waterfront pano. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.A Covid-19 [...]

Water’s Soul

Water’s Soul

a preview A new sculpture has recently appeared on one of Jersey City's piers. Representing a giant, very white and very bright head of a young woman with her index finger touching her lips, in a shhhh-like gesture, the 80-ft sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa was, until recently, surrounded by cranes and other construction [...]

SnapBridge

SnapBridge

A free app for Nikon remote photography As I've mentioned in a previous post, here are a few notes (personal observations that is) on Nikon's SnapBridge app. Again, this is in particular for Nikon photographers, but hopefully for others, too. SnapBridge app for remote Nikon camera accessing. SnapBridge is a FREE app that allows Nikon [...]

One Night in September

One Night in September

Photographing the 9/11 Tribute Lights I was going to call this post "One Day in September," but I'm still working on images from this past Saturday (the 20th anniversary of 9/11), hence, for now, here are a few shots I captured the night of September 11, 2021. September 11 Tribute Lights illuminate the Lower Manhattan [...]

September 11 – Twenty Years Later

September 11 – Twenty Years Later

9/11 Tribute Lights, 2021. ©Alina Oswald. Today is September 11, 2021. To this day, we still remember where we were and what we were doing on this day, twenty years ago. (I was teaching a classroom full of students, when a school official stepped inside the room and whispered to me that two planes had [...]