Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Deep in the heart of New Mexico lies a magical place known as Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1939, this 30,427 acre refuge is the winter home for tens of thousands of migratory birds such as Sandhill Cranes and Canadian Snow Geese. When the birds show up, the photographers are right behind them but the birds are not the only reason to come here.
Most people would not drive all the way to Bosque del Apache just to photograph the trees with their phone and that's not the only reason I came here either. In between photographing the Sandhill Cranes, Canadian Snow Geese, Javelinas and Deer with the "real camera", I couldn't help but notice that the colors and winter trees here are beautiful in their own right. My "Winter Trees" project grows every year and this year it has evolved into a series of posts instead of just one.
All of the images in this post were shot with an iPhone SE (2020 edition) and edited in the phone using a combination of two apps: Distressed FX and Snapseed.
San Antonio, New Mexico
The closest town to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is San Antonio, New Mexico. This abandoned train depot is a relic of by-gone days when San Antonio prospered as a result of the rail road. Today, the best reason to visit San Antonio are the world famous green chili cheeseburgers at the Owl Cafe. If you want to eat at the Owl Cafe, I recommend checking the business hours on their website first. They are currently closed on Sundays.
Last year I wrote an in-depth piece about the history of San Antonio, click here to check it out.
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I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.