Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude

Exhibition, February 25 – April 20, 2024

WINTER’S LULLABY, SPRING’S PRELUDE:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHARLOTTE GIBB
The Ansel Adams Gallery | Yosemite National Park, CA

Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude

“Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude” is a captivating collection of photographs that lets you experience Yosemite National Park like never before. Discover cascading waterfalls, serene meadows, and other natural wonders that enchant you with their melodies.

Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude

GOOD MORNING, YOSEMITE | size 40 x 60″

In this latest exhibit, “Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude,” I invite viewers on a symphonic journey through the intimate landscapes of Yosemite National Park, a place that has whispered its secrets to me over years of devoted exploration.

This is more than a collection of my photographs; it’s a deeply personal narrative, a sonnet to the mountains that have been my muse and sanctuary. Here, I’ve witnessed the delicate interplay of light and shadow, the quiet retreat of snow beneath the warm embrace of the sun, and the tender emergence of new life. These intimate moments are not just snapshots of nature, but also reflections of a deeper connection — a lifelong relationship with the mountains.

Through my eyes, I share with you a world that moves gracefully between the stillness of winter and the awakening of spring — a duet between two seasons, each with its unique timbre and tone.

Winter in Yosemite resonates in hushed tones, a quiet ballad of frozen peaks and snow-clad trees. As the season progresses, the thawing of winter into spring introduces a new rhythm, with a vibrant melody of renewal and growth. Spring’s arrival is heralded not only by the bloom of Dogwoods but by the subtle changes in light, the softening of shadows, and the gentle warmth that caresses the Valley.  The once-muted landscape gradually erupts into a chorus of colors and life, arising from a solemn adagio to an uplifting allegro.

Ansel Adams once said, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” In Yosemite, I found my footing, both as an artist and as an individual deeply rooted in the natural world. In everchanging glory, Yosemite has been my constant companion. The mountains, with their soaring peaks and serene valleys, have borne silent witness to my journey. They have taught me patience, as I waited for the perfect light; resilience, as I braved the harsh winter elements; and humility, as I stood in awe of their timeless grandeur.

This exhibit offers my own verse to Yosemite’s enduring love song. Each photograph is testimony to the deep connection I’ve formed with this sacred place. It is my hope that, through this visual journey, you too will feel the pull and pulse of the seasons and find yourself conveyed by  the majestic chorus of Yosemite – where winter’s lullaby gently yields to the awakening melody of spring.

More About the Artist: Charlotte Gibb

Winter’s Lullaby, Spring’s Prelude

WINTER’S FURY

Original Photograph, signed and numbered by the artist.
Archival pigment photograph.
Multiple sizes available.

Serenade of Snow by Charlotte Gibb

SERENADE OF SNOW

Original Photograph, signed and numbered by the artist.
Archival pigment photograph.
Multiple sizes available.