Winter into Spring, Bridalveil Fall
Original photograph signed and numbered by Charlotte Gibb
Archival pigment photograph
Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
Multiple sizes available (See Print Size Information)
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
I made this photograph one early morning as I was wandering along the Merced River, as I often do when I visit Yosemite National Park. Morning is my favorite time of day in the park. It is the most quiet and peaceful part of the day. The valley is just waking up, and most people are only having their first cup of coffee while I’m already out exploring.
On this cold, early Spring morning, I had this section of the riverbank to myself. The light was very soft and Bridalveil Fall was flowing delicately. It had been another dry Winter, and the river level was also low. I was experimenting with some compositions when a fog bank moved into the frame, mimicking the mist emitted from the waterfall.
Moving quickly, I decided to create a balanced composition, centering the waterfall in the frame to accentuate the peaceful, meditative feeling of the moment. The fog bank lingered only a few minutes, then evaporated.
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