Cheyne Walls winning mountain landscape competition

03.2017 - The "Memorial María Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest" is created as a means of remembering mountaineer María Luisa Alvarez Alvarez. Cheyne Walls was awarded first in the category "Mountain Landscape" with this contribution "Yosemite Valley". Find below the press release, the winning photograph and some making-of and equipement talk

Links
"Memorial María Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest" - Mountain Landscape Category Page
Photographer's Page Cheyne Walls
www.cheynewalls.com
[email protected]


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CHEYNE WALLS TAKES TOP HONORS IN PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL PHOTO COMPETITION
 
Photographer is Only American to be Awarded First in Category
 
LAGUNA BEACH, CALIF - March 30, 2017 - A black and image of Yosemite Valley captured by fine art photographer Cheyne Walls has recently been recognized by the prestigious Memorial Maria Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest. Wall’s image “Yosemite Valley” placed first in the category of Mountain Landscape and, of the twelve categories, was the only American to take top honors.
 
The annual competition, headquartered in Asturias, Spain, received over 16,000 entries submitted by professional photographers from 81 countries. Walls' photo will be published into a commemorative book along with the other category winners and honorable mentions. An exhibit of the winners is also in the works with plans to be displayed throughout Europe. Walls will be attending the exclusive award ceremony in May at the historic La Reconquista Hotel in Spain.
 
"To be recognized alongside such distinguished and talented professional photographers is truly an honor,” said Walls. 

“Yosemite Valley” was captured during a rain storm in late autumn 2016 using an ALPA A-Series camera with an IQ Phase One digital back. “I almost missed this shot,” shared Walls. “I was still removing the waterproof covering from my camera when the clouds parted and the sunbeams broke through. Luckily, I was able to click the shutter before the light on the valley disappeared."
 
This piece, along with other select photographs, will be on display this summer at the Festival of Arts Fine Art show in Laguna Beach, California. Walls was selected as one of the 140 artists to display his works at the world-renowned art show during its 85th anniversary in 2017.
 

ABOUT CHEYNE WALLS
 
Photographer Cheyne Walls specializes in panoramic images of the Northern American landscape. Prior to dedicating himself to capturing and printing his fine art photographs, Walls worked as an advertising and editorial photographer in the automotive industry. Traveling across the United States and throughout the globe on these photo shoots, he fell in love with the diverse landscapes of the world. Walls, a southern California native, received a degree from Brooks Institute of Photography. His award-winning photography is part of numerous private and commercial collections worldwide. In 2016, Walls released his first photo book titled "Miles from Los Angeles" to much acclaim. To view more of Cheyne's work visit www.cheynewalls.com.

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THE WINNING PHOTOGRAPH " YOSEMITE VALLEY" BY CHEYNE WALLS


Limited Edition Print "Yosemite Valley" by Cheyne Walls Fine Art Photograph


Fine Art Photographer Cheyne Walls in Yosemite National Park

Equipment Video by Cheyne Walls

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