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New Mexico Vibes

Posted in fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 2, 2017 by squintphotographyart

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Hi there. It’s been a bit since I’ve been here. I’ll admit that I’m questioning again how I can fit this blog in with all the other tasks I’m trying to accomplish and stay grooving on. There are not enough hours in the day or enough brain cells in my head. The days are flying by and I can’t believe all the back-to-school and Fall items I’m seeing in the stores. Pretty soon the days will grow shorter and my Summer to do list will still be staring me in the face, judging me. I think I need an escape!…

Which leads me to New Mexico. I’ve been thinking about it for the past few months. Those insanely blue skies and vibrant peaks are calling me back to the Land of Enchantment. I’m ready to visit the mountains again and it just might be the boost I need to tackle my tasks.

So, next week we’ll be heading to Albuquerque and then on to the Jemez Mountains to let off some steam and hit the hot springs!

It’s been about 7 years since I was in that part of the state. I remember thinking on my first visit that there were some of the most beautiful of landscapes, they looked almost Photoshopped. The colors were so vivid and popped out at you from every vista. (No filters needed there!) This is what I want to see again. This is what I need to recharge my battery right now.

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Ghost Ranch / Photo by Sonja Quintero

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Jemez Springs / Photo by Sonja Quintero

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Bandelier Monument / Photo by Sonja Quintero

 

 

While my photography skills have improved much since then, and I’ll no doubt be hitting the shutter, I’m hoping mostly to relax, reflect, and enjoy the great scenery this state has to offer. Along the way, maybe I will capture a photo or two, but not at the expense of savoring a New Mexico moment.

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New Mexico Peaks / Photo by Sonja Quintero

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New Mexico Wilderness / Photo by Sonja Quintero

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Ghost Town Graves / Photo by Sonja Quintero

 

 

So, hopefully, next month, when I’m geared up and ready to charge through the rest of the year, I can take a sec to share my New Mex experience with you. Til then, thanks for reading and safe travels for all of those hitting the road or air.

Ps…as far as my blog posts are concerned, I may take a hiatus from time to time, as I know my schedule will just get crazier as the Fall and holidays approach. But, I’ll be back here as much as I can to share with my readers, whats up, what cool and what’s new in the photography and art world as I know and love it!

If you’d like to see more of my work, wander over here.

Summer Savings 2017

Posted in fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2017 by squintphotographyart

Sun Salutation

 

It’s Summertime, folks! Ok, I’ll admit most of my Summer is spent indoors, because I live in Texas. No need to say more about that. However, there are things I like about Summer. I do enjoy the school zones being on hiatus, less traffic and the fact that the next season is Fall, my fave.

So, to celebrate that we’re getting closer to the Fall season, check out my latest Squint newsletter for some Summer Savings just for my followers! 20% off prints from my Etsy shop, using code: SUMM2017. Also enjoy a Free Summer Download here:

http://mailchi.mp/9f304807d458/happy-summer-savings

I hope your Summer is fab and fun. But not so hot that your plane can’t take off!

Have a good one!

To see more of my work check out my site here.

Sonja

Taking in Philly

Posted in art, fine art photography, travel photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 7, 2017 by squintphotographyart

I spent a few days in Philadelphia two weeks ago and really enjoyed getting to know the town. The obviously cool thing about Philly is its significance in American history as the birthplace of our Declaration of Independence, but beyond that astounding importance there is also the fact that it is just a really cool city, full of history, fab architecture and amazing art collections.

It feels somewhat like a small town, with the cobblestone streets, row house and walk ability. I found it quite easy to get around the center of the city and even beyond (even if my feet were screaming!) Their public transportation was also quite convenient and easily navigated. Although, walking was my preferred mode of transportation, because I didn’t want to miss a thing.

Upon my arrival, I was disappointed to find out that the clock tower on City Hall was closed for renovations and the famous William Penn bronze statue was shrouded in scaffolding. Not quite the level of disappointment I felt when the Trevi Fountain was under renovation during my Italy trip, but still, deflating, considering how iconic that figure is to the Philadelphia landscape. Bummer, indeed.

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I visited the places that are essential to really learn and appreciate Philly, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I even ran up the “Rocky Steps”! Eye of the Tiger, and all!….

The importance of the historical sites had a profoundly moving effect on me, considering our current political climate. I saved these visits for my last day there, so that I could give them my full attention.

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To see the views looking in, I ventured across the Ben Franklin Bridge into Camden, New Jersey to take some skyline shots looking west. If I had been truly smart I would’ve gotten out earlier that morning to take advantage of my one sunny day on my Philly trip! I also got evening views looking in from the west, but as the clouds and rain settled in, I wasn’t too happy with the results.

Below are some of my fave images so far. Some of them a bit processed, some not.

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Have any photos or stories of Philly? Please share!

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