Water’s Soul

Water’s  Soul

A Closer Look In my previous post I mentioned the new Water's Soul sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa that opened to the public on a Jersey City pier. I finally made it to the sculpture and was able to capture a few images. For now, here are a few close-up shots. More to follow [...]

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 [...]

Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

Nikon Z 24-200mm – First Impressions

So, as mentioned in a previous post, a couple of weeks ago I traded in some of my photo gear and got myself, among others, a Nikon Z 24-200mm lens. Note: if you're into minimalist gear, the Nikon Z 24-200mm might be the lens for you. Here are a few first impressions: The Nikon Z [...]

On Replacing Your Photo Gear

On Replacing Your Photo Gear

During this ongoing coronavirus pandemic, I've truly embraced minimalism and, with the help of Marie Kondo's book and Netflix series, I've reorganized my place, my image files and everything else in between. And while I've done it several times, I'm yet to be completely done. Not just yet. In an effort to continue reorganizing, restructuring [...]

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 [...]

Deconstructing a (Self)Portrait Photo Shoot

Deconstructing a (Self)Portrait Photo Shoot

Prepping, Posing & Possibilities Fall is here. A new school year has just begun. So, let's talk portraits, self-portraits, and the need to update profile pics. In this post I'll talk about self-portraiture, but this can apply to any portrait photography session, too. Before you begin thinking about a portrait or self-portrait photo shoot, or [...]

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 [...]

September 11 related Photography

September 11 related Photography

September 11, 2001 - September 11, 2021. For the past twenty years, we gather together on this day, 9/11, to light candles, bring flowers, commemorate and remember.... I've had the chance to photograph 9/11 ceremonies, commemorations, related events and memorials on September 11 of each year, as well as throughout the years. Here are a [...]

9/11-related Photography

9/11-related Photography

Strolling through the World Trade Center area, in New York City, always brings back memories. It's peaceful and also bittersweet. It offers an escape into a universe frozen in time and place, and yet still evolving, a metaphorical and physical place where we can still mourn, recollect our thoughts and selves, and where we can [...]