Showcase 2018 Winner Profile – Alice Cahill

 

Altered Reality Runner Up: Devils Tower Circle-Showcase 2018. © Alice Cahill

Alice Cahill Bio:

Alice Cahill resides on the Central Coast of California. Her photography is aesthetically pleasing and has a feeling of spiritual harmony. She shows you what she sees with her heart. She has received numerous photographic honors and awards including being a Category Winner in the prestigious Nature’s Best International Photography Contest; Grand Prize winner of the Audubon Magazine photo contest; and multiple publications in NANPA Expressions including a Best of Show in “Other Animals” category. She is a Getty artist, and her work can is available at www.alice-cahill.pixels.com and www.flickr.com/photos/alicecahill/ and the Gallery at Marina Square in Morro Bay, California.

 

Alice Cahill

Devils Tower

 

Related to your winning Showcase image: 

 

How did you get the image?

Devil’s Tower has always been on my ‘bucket list’ of places to see and photograph. And last August I finally had the opportunity to spend a few days in Wyoming to experience this fantastic geological feature.

What was unique about this opportunity you had to capture the image?

Though I did not have optimum conditions when I saw Devils Tower, I was entranced by the gorgeous golden grass in the foreground. That became the inspiration for the image.

What equipment and camera settings were you using to capture the image?

I took a straight shot of the scene that showcased the lovely grasses, and I used an app on my iPhone 7 to create the ‘eye’ effect with the Tower in the center of the shot. I made final adjustments in Photoshop to finish the image.

 

Related to your nature photography:

 

How long have you been photographing and what, in particular, got you into nature photography?

I have been photographing since 1992 when I got my first SLR. Since I was a child, I have been fascinated by the natural world. I am an outdoors person and have always been a hiker and backpacker. I believe that a deep connection with Nature is vital to everyone’s health and wellbeing. The time I spend in Nature is a sacred time, and I hope that my images might awaken a reverence and curiosity about nature in others.

Describe your nature photography experience level and current status.

I am retired and able to pursue my passion for nature photography full time. I have been honored to receive numerous awards for my photography. I was the Grand Prize winner in the 2012 Audubon Magazine contest and a category winner in Nature’s Best International Photography contest. I sell my photos through Getty and in a local art gallery.

How should people follow you or see more of your work?

My images can be seen online at www.flickr.com/photos/alicecahill/ and  www.alice-cahill.pixels.com.