Yosemite Falls Behind Cottonwoods

2012: A Year of Photography

Reflecting back on 2012 as viewed through my camera lens, I’ve collected together what I consider to be my best shots of the year. But I would like to know what you think. I invite you to vote for the top 10 images of the year and I will re-post them here. You can click on each image to view it enlarged.

As always, thanks for your continued interest and support of my work. — Charlotte Gibb

Yosemite Falls Behind Cottonwoods

1. Yosemite Falls Behind Cottonwoods, Yosemite National Park

Mallards Reflected

2. Mallards Against Reflected Clouds, Lafayette, CA

Tundra Swans

3. Tundra Swans, Mello, CA

Merced River Rapids

4. Rapids, Merced River, Yosemite National Park

Mallard Hen Posing

5. Mallard Hen, Lafayette Reservoir, CA

Green Door

6. Green Door, Shenandoah National Park

Blue Ridge Mountains

7. Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah National Park

Aspen Trunks Reflected in Merced River

8. Reflections on the Merced River, Yosemite National Park

Rapids Detail

9  Bridalveil Creek Rapids, Yosemite National Park

San Juan Tree Sillouette

10. San Juan Sunset, San Juan Island, WA

San Juan Wish You Were Here

11. Wish You Were Here, San Juan Island, WA

San Juan Storm Approaching

12. Approaching Storm, San Juan Island, WA

Half Dome Sunset at Olmsted Point

13. Half Dome Panorama, Yosemite National Park

Storm Cloud Olmstead Point

14. Summer Thunderclouds, Yosemite National Park

Mountain Quail

15. Mountain Quail, Yosemite National Park

Anna's Hummingbird Checking Me Out

16. Anna’s Hummingbird Checking Me Out

Bodega Bay Surf

17. Bodega Bay Surf, Bodega Bay, CA

Salt Creek Falls Detail

18. Salt Creek Falls Detail, Oregon

Lake Crescent Layers

19. Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park

Salmon Leap

20. Salmon Leap, Sol Duc Cascade, Olympic National Park

Sol Duc Falls Detail

21. Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park

Forrest Olympic National Park

22. Temperate Rainforest, Olympic National Park

Charlotte Gibb-2 copy

23. Yosemite Fall Colors Reflected in the Merced River, Yosemite National Park

Dogwoods copy

24. Fall Dogwoods, Yosemite National Park

Oaks in Yosemite's El Capitan Meadow copy

25. El Capitan Meadow Oak Grove, Yosemite National Park

Half Dome Reflected and Morning Mist copy

26. Half Dome Reflected and Morning Mist, Yosemite National Park

Moonrise Over Mt. Diablo

27. Winter Moonrise Over Mt. Diablo, Sibley Regional Park, CA

Tenaya Lake Alpenglow2

28. Tenaya Lake Alpenglow, Yosemite National Park

El Capitan Reflected

28. El Capitan Reflected, Yosemite National Park

Rock Balance with Surf

29. Rockbalance at Baker Beach, San Francisco, CA

Lake Tahoe Aqua Winter

30. Lake Tahoe Aqua

Lake Tahoe Winter Sunset

31. Lake Tahoe Winter Sunset

Fern Spring

32. Fern Spring, Yosemite National Park

2012 Top Images

33. Sun Peeking Behind Rocks, Lake Tahoe

White Tree

34. White Tree, Yosemite National Park

Royal Arches

35. Royal Arches, Yosemite National Park

Merced River Bottom

36. Merced River Bottom, Yosemite National Park

Meadow Grass in the Morning Mist copy

37. Morning Mist, Yosemite Valley

Hetch Hetchy Morning

38. Hetch Hetchy Morning, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir

Half Dome Fall Sunset copy

39. Half Dome Sunset, Yosemite National Park

Giant Sequoias

40. Giant Sequoias, Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

Frozen Tenaya Lake

41. Tenaya Lake in January, Yosemite National Park

Creek Bed, Olympic National Park

42. Dry Creek Bed, Olympic National Park

Bridalveil Falls Rapids

43. Bridalveil Falls Creek Spring Runoff, Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Falls Mist

44. Bridalveil Falls Detail, Yosemite National Park

Charlotte Gibb is a contemporary fine art photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in landscapes of the Western United States. Her images are often taken in familiar places for the well-versed landscape photographer, but she prides herself on her keen eye toward the subtle and sometimes overlooked beauty of the natural world. Growing up among the beautiful mountains of Northern California, she considers herself a student of life, learning about people, nature, music, and photography along the way. But always, her life-long passion for the wilderness shines through it all. Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and has exhibited her work in several solo shows throughout California. Her darkroom, long gone now, has 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.