Being in the Moment........
I am a travel photographer, inspired by the phenomenon of light. Whether it's the warm afterglow of sunset on Half Dome in Yosemite, an iridescent green hummingbird on a bright red Heliconia flower in Costa Rica, the amazing blue color of an iceberg in Alaska, or a beautiful sunset over Morro Rock in nearby Morro Bay, my camera opens a personal window to the world.
Born and raised in the Midwest, I relocated with my family to the West Coast in 1985. My education and career have been centered in mathematics and software engineering. With my retirement in 2008, it seemed only natural to refocus my time on photography.
Photography has always been my interest, but after I retired I become a Photographer. I went from taking pictures to capturing images. Much of my experience and knowledge has been gained from domestic and international photography workshops, including a workshop by National Geographic. I continue to learn, and am thankful for the beautiful Central Coast of CA for it's many photographic opportunities and community.
My artwork is on display and for sale at:
Art Central Gallery
1329 Monterey St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Art Central Art Supply and Gallery
My award-winning photography has gained both local and national recognition, It has been juried into fine art exhibits at the Museum of Art in San Luis Obispo, CA, with a "Best of Show" award in the 2016 Up Close and Personal macro exhibit. Three of my images have been accepted into the prestigious Best of Nature Photo Exhibit at the Natural History Museum at Balboa Park, San Diego, CA (2014, 2016).
Volunteering both my photography and photographic skills for non-profit organizations is a top priority for me. I contribute my time for event photography for local non-profits such as Transitions Mental Health Association (TMHA), and Community Action Partners of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO), plus others.
I am a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA).
I hope that you will enjoy viewing my photography as much as I enjoy sharing it with you!
You can follow me on Facebook:
Cheryl Strahl on Facebook
.... and also on Flickr:
Cheryl Strahl Photography on Flickr
If you are interested in an image that you see on Flickr that is not offered on my Fine Art America site, please contact me and I will upload it to Fine Art America for you.
My contact information:
Atascadero, CA, USA
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
- Dorothea Lange