Photography, Yearbooks

Twenty Nineteen: In retrospect

Twenty nineteen. I spent a lot less time creating and more time teaching, speaking, and writing about photography. I said my final goodbyes to my dear sister, Nancy. My husband and I said farewell to our software company of 33 years and all our beloved employees. And, we buried our sweet, 18-year-old kitty.

It was a year that brought a lot of change. I fed my soul in Yosemite and the mountains at every opportunity.

There will be some changes in 2020. More laughter. More creating. More learning. More doing the things I love with the people I love.

Below is a collection of some of my favorite photographs from 2019. Which images resonate most with you?

“El Capitan Emerges,” Yosemite
“Decay” — Yosemite
“A Tiny Half Dome” — Lower Yosemite Fall
“Spirit Bird” — Wawona, Yosemite National Park
“Room 504” — Yosemite Valley
“Bridalveil Fall After The Rain” — Yosemite
“The Awakening” — Yosemite
“Speaking of Trees” — Great Smoky Mountains National Park
“California’s Autumn Aspens” — Eastern Sierra, California
“Heavenly Light” — Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite
“High Surf Advisory” — Jupiter Island, Florida
“Strident” — Eastern Sierra, California
“Ahwahnee Meadow Cottonwoods in Snowstorm” — Yosemite Valley
“The Shape of Light” — Yosemite Valley
“Bridalveil Fall Winter Into Spring” — Yosemite Valley
“Ponderosa Pines and Dogwood” — Yosemite
“Radiant Life” — Mt. Shasta, CA
“The Water Returns” — Upper Yosemite Fall
“Black Oak Tapestry” — Yosemite
And, finally, “Silver Night” — Yosemite, under the light of a full moon.


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. 


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