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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.

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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

A NYC Vantage Point

Posted in art, fine art photography, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2017 by squintphotographyart

I am getting ready to go on another photo trip in a few weeks. And amongst all the preparations and excitement, it gets me thinking about the places I’ve been and the places I love the most.

In recent times, my most favorite location to shoot was on the rooftop of Rockefeller Center. As many times as I’ve been to New York, I had never taken this trip to the “top of the rock”.

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Skyline Romance / Sonja Quintero / Squint Photography

This photograph was taken there on a cool, September evening. Among many others taken that beautiful night, this was one of my faves. This isn’t the typical view that people share from this vantage point. While hordes of tourists gathered around the “binoculars” to get glimpses of the Empire State and One World Tower in the distance, I found myself trying to escape the crowds and….walking over to the fringes to capture images like this. I love the dramatic skyscraper shapes jutting towards the sky. The windows and various materials on the buildings create texture and variety, in an otherwise fairly monotone view. The city is portrayed as alive and energetic as it is in real life.

While my DSLR captures great images, sometimes in situations like this, where you are dealing with crowds and vying for the “perfect spot” to take in the view, it would be wonderful to have a “point & shoot” compact type camera with capabilities to match that of my DSLR. The ease and flexibility would allow me to shoot and capture images comfortably, quickly and without sacrificing quality. The camera to tackle the job just might be the Light 16 by Light Co. This smartphone sized camera uses multiple apetures to capture light and fuses the images to create a high resolution, low noise, 52 megapixels photo. Power like this, all in the palm of your hand. Incredible. Sure could use that on my travels!

In bringing you this post about my favorite travel spot, I also partnered with Light Co on their #vantagepoint project to share with my readers this exciting new technology. Just think of what it can do for you on your travels here and abroad! To learn more about the company and this compact, revolutionary camera, check out the L16 here.

To see more of my work and sign up for discounts and downloads check out my site here.

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