Tuolumne Meadows, Panorama
Original photograph signed and numbered by Charlotte Gibb
Archival pigment photograph
Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
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About the Artist
Charlotte Gibb is an award-winning and renowned nature and landscape photographer based in Northern California. She is known for her mastery of "Intimate Landscapes" — small scenes derived from a large landscape.
The youngest of nine, she spent her early life playing and exploring the rural Northern California mountain area of her childhood home. Her father, an avid mountain climber and nature lover, made sure his kids shared his passion for the outdoors. After his death in a climbing accident, her mother continued to encourage an attachment to nature, ensuring that family vacations were spent outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring.
Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She cut her teeth in the advertising business as an art director in the 1990s, then operated her own graphic design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. Throughout her long career as an artist, her photography was constantly infused in her design work. Her darkroom has since been replaced with digital darkroom tools, and her style has evolved from a somewhat journalistic approach, to one that pays tribute to the natural world.
Charlotte writes and publishes on the subject of photography and creativity, has been a keynote speaker and educator for several national photography events, served as a judge for international and local photography competitions, and exhibits her work throughout California.
She can usually be found tromping with her camera bag in the wilderness areas around the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park in her home state.
Story Behind the Image
Although Tuolumne Meadows is less visited than Yosemite National Park's more famous valley, with its towering cliffs and dramatic waterfalls, the high country is also breathtakingly beautiful as well. Tuolumne Meadows is a gentle, dome-studded landscape where the Tuolumne River tumbles through on its way toward the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. It is the largest subalpine meadow in the Sierra Nevada.
Perched at 8,619 ft. elevation, Tuolumne Meadows is inaccessible by automobile during winter months. However, during Summer, it is a destination for rock climbers and is the point of departure for back country backpacking excursions.
I love to explore the many hiking trails around the meadow. At sunset, I try to choose a vantage point where I can watch the alpenglow on the domes and peaks surrounding the meadow. On this day, the sunset started out very lovely and soft. And then, the sky exploded into shades of fuchsia and purple contrasting with the bright summer greens of the meadow grass.
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