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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”.

Skyline Romance

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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New York state of Mind

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2015 by squintphotographyart

New York photography

NYC Sky – Sonja Quintero

Ok, for todays post, I’m flying by the seat of my pants! I kind of almost forgot about it, so I didn’t really schedule it. Oops! Next week, I’ll get back on track. I promise. I’ll blame it on having my head in the clouds, New York clouds, that is.

Just got back from a trip to NYC last week and I already miss it so. There is nowhere else I’ve been that makes me feel so alive. There is an unmistakable energy there that, strangely enough, puts me both at ease and stimulates me like no other place. To put it simply, I feel like I am at home, where I belong. The sights of soaring buildings, the sounds of rushing cars, and even the heat rising from the subway lines are all welcoming to the senses of someone like me, who adores the city life.

Of course the main purpose of my trip was to shoot photographs, but in doing so, I tried to allow myself the space and time for creativity and tried not to rush around snapping shot after shot. I wanted to make sure I not only took photos of New York, but that I also saw New York.

We only had three short days there, so I focused mostly on places I hadn’t been, such as The Rock, Manhattan Bridge, and Coney Island. Here are just a few images I’ve captured. I’m still weeding through a lot of the work and plan on releasing it soon here. In the meantime, please enjoy my little photographic trip through NYC…

Canal Subway - Sonja Quintero

Canal Subway – Sonja Quintero

A Chinatown Welcome - Sonja Quintero

A Chinatown Welcome – Sonja Quintero

Manhattan B - Sonja Quintero/Squint Photography

Manhattan B – Sonja Quintero/Squint Photography

NYC Color - Sonja Quintero

NYC Color – Sonja Quintero

One World - Sonja Quintero - Squint Photography

One World – Sonja Quintero – Squint Photography

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