Cheryl Strahl


Sunset On The Rocks ©  Cheryl Strahl

Light is my guide.  Where it leads, I follow—camera in hand—as it paints color and shadow, emphasizing lines and shapes, shifting its magic from moment to moment.

I am a traveler, but wherever I go, it’s the light that calls to me, offering new perspectives and revealing bits of the world in a way I’ve never seen before.  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 on Morro Rock in nearby Morro Bay, my camera grants me a personal window to the world, allowing me to capture an image frozen in time... and make it mine.

I am a retired engineer who’s passion has gone from writing and managing software to capturing and processing photographs. My photography has gained both local and national recognition, and won several awards as well as acceptance into juried fine art photography shows at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. I enjoy donating both my art and photographic services to several non-profit groups in our community.

I am loving my photographic journey and am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place!