Where did the Top 10 go?

If you haven’t noticed, my weekly top 10 has taken a bit of a hiatus. Looking back, it’s been almost two months since I last posted in this blog. Does this mean I wasn’t taking any photos? No, anything but! In that time frame there have been a host of activities and growths that have occurred. So, in honor of starting back to the top 10’s here is a Top 10 from this most recent time period in my life.

- My Dad came to Texas and took us on a mini family tour. I got to see San Antonio not as a site of a free day, but as a place of family history and childhoods. Also peacocks… that was a suprise.

A Childhood Home

“I use to sit on that porch and count cars with Grandma”

- I took portraits of half of my Grandparents. There is a wealth of knowledge that comes from elders and I can only hope that the images I took showcase them in their true beauty, character, and wisdom. More on this soon. And now to capture my mom’s side.

Domingo Regalado

Maria Regalado

- I went home to spend time with family and see some friends that I haven’t seen in a while. It’s amazing that even in that time you can still catch up from where you left off.

The House I Grew Up In

Smiles All Around

We Can Make A Film Selfie!

- I went on a two week road trip with my younger brother. It was his brain child. I just provided some destinations and the driving. Not knowing where this was going to go, I am happy with the adventures we had and the laughs we shared before he moved into college. If he is reading this, Jeep Wrangler. 


Also more to come to this album

- I broke my digital camera. But Dan??!? How is this a top moment?!?! Well, it forced me to shoot a lot of film. Slowing me down. Making my shooting more intentional and allowing me more time to be in the moment. This happened in a Canyon in New Mexico and at the time I was visibly frustrated. Reflecting, it was a good lesson. Expensive, but good.

Dear Canyon, Thank you

- I said goodbye to Denton. Goodbyes are probably something I hate the most, and it’s not every goodbye. It’s just the one’s that have uncertainty in them. Will I be back to visit? Yes, that little town is my own little piece of eclectic paradise in a way. What I don’t know is who I may have seen for the last time. And that’s what hurts. 

Final Bike Ride

Denton Square

City Lights

- I said hello to Colorado Springs. Moving is always a challenge. To rebuild your community, find your daily rhythm, all of this is new (especially in Covid times) but there is one thing that hasn’t changed. Me. I still get to control what I do as well as where I explore. So far, there’s lots to love. Just gotta find my people. Also this weather is whack.

Resident Views

I Thought Texas Had Wild Weather

- I became an Elementary Band Director. Of THREE Schools. Kinda reminds me of what it was like for my elementary director. I know I said I was not pursing band full time, but didn’t know that this opportunity to teach two days a week at 3 schools would come about. It’s nice due to it providing stability in fiances as well as giving me much time to keep photographing what I love.

- I brewed a amazing batch of Blueberry Mint Limeade Kombucha. It was something I’ve been trying to get better at, ever since Karl first had me try all those many years ago, and I finally made a batch I’m really satisfied with. Sorry no, picture so uhhh… here is this :)

Again With The Camera Dad….

- I took a break from chaos. By the end of school, I found myself in a world that was hectic and spinning all around me. Covid, uncertainty of not applying for a traditional job, all on top of the move. It was a time that with a mask on of confidence, I was falling apart on the inside over the fear of Adulthood. Turns out, in time, it all works itself out. And truly, I think this will be a good time to just relax and realign myself. As I saw on a facebook post from my favorite professor today, Be where your feet are.

Present Moments

That’s all for now. I will dive into more detail about some of these things in the near future and, well, may even start a youtube channel of sorts? A whole bag of creative ideas in the works. Don’t forget to tell somebody you love them today. Even if it’s your dog.


Dan Regalado

Top 10: Week of June 29th, 2020


This week was a very busy and exciting week for me. Not only did I move my best friend into his new apartment in Austin, I was able to partake in a little family tour with my dad to help him surprise his parents! And throughout all of this I was shooting only film. 

It felt a little scary at times knowing that I had a finite number of shots and would be developing these rolls myself (A skill that I picked up this week). But what I loved was that it allowed me to be a little more present in the moment when taking the photos. I found I was able to be more there. More aware. More receiving of all that was going on inside of my viewfinder. It’s something that I am very appreciative of in these times of lasts and new beginnings. 

So for this top 10 here are some of my first self-shot/developed/scanned images. I will have another post here soon about my family trip so these are some of my favorites street and moving photos!

Pit Stop


All Moved In


Fly Me Away



“I have a show coming up, you should make it out”

A Old Home

City Center

As always, thank you for taking a look :) 


Dan Regalado

Top 10: Week of June 22nd, 2020


This past week has really begun the process of showing me that everything will eventually be ending and it will soon be time to move on to the next adventure. I find this to be a great deal of many emotions. Some I understand fully and others that I don’t. 

The camera did not come along with me on many adventures this week (creating many instances where I wish I had it on me…) But I got a great chance to see what I capture with my Iphone. Images are images after all and the camera is just a tool in the toolbox of expression. See if you can find the differences some are obvious and others…

Passenger Seat

Rocky Peace

Color Bark

Cardinal Tree

Buzz Away


First Steps

Porch Concert: Denton, TX


Familiar Spaces

Thanks as always for taking a look at this weeks little gallery. Stay safe and tell somebody that you love them today.


Dan Regalado

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