Design miscellanea and everyday musings by Nathanael C. Saldana

Category: Photography

Photo of the Week 69


This is one of my favorite pictures from my first trip to central Mexico. I saw this image from the passenger seat of a moving vehicle and quickly snapped the shot. It’s a miracle it came out, and with such vibrance! I love how the clouds appear low on the hill, and how the foreground is blurred while the background is in focus. I have this shot blown up on my bedroom wall. Love!


Photo of the Week 68


Looks like white-on-black is about to meet black-on-white. I love that their outfits are reversed, and by pure coincidence. It’s one of those sartorial moments only Scott Schuman could capture.

Photo of the Week 65

I began looking for rainstorm photos to show how I feel today (We’ve had less than ideal weather lately) and I stumbled upon this great photo from Ian Boys’ Flickr page, shot on a trip to Arizona. Also a successful example of what HDR should look like.

Instagram Week 1

I was so excited to download and begin using Instagram on my Android phone last week! I’m still not sure how I plan to use it in the future, but we’ll see! Here’s a recap of my first week’s photos:




Photo of the Week 28

I stumbled on this image on a Russian photography blog I follow, so it took me a few minutes to figure out who the photographer is, but I’m pretty sure his name is Gleb Tarassenko, and you can visit his website here.

Photo of the Week 25

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China 2010. I can’t find the photographer, but I saw it on All Things Photography. Check it out!

Photo of the Week 24

This shot, by Daniel Ochoa de Olza in January 2010 depicts the Feast of Saint Anthony the Great in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, where residents ride their horses and mules through purifying bonfires. From boston.com:

The festival in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain coincides every year with the eve of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals. According to tradition, revelers ride their horses through bonfires placed around the village to purify the animals with fire and smoke after receiving a blessing from a priest.

I don’t know about all that, but what I do know is that this photo is beautiful. A real work of art.