June 2017

In Sync

Art Hop Reception: Thursday, June 1, 2017 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artist's Reception: June 24, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

While enjoying expansive views, Franka is most often drawn to intimate landscapes that reveal more of a personal vision. She always looks for exciting light and atmospheric conditions, a balance of stillness and movement, and interesting patterns and color. The light and atmosphere she captures in her photographs often create sentimental impact and ethereal feeling.

In Sync

Franka's favorite time to photograph is sunrise - when she gets to experience unspoiled moments free of tourist crowds - to surround herself with a vivid, constantly changing ecosystem. walk into the woods. take in scents of fresh air. wander along a river bank. listen to whispering trees as the wind plays its tune. soak up the silent sounds of rising mist. listen to echoes of wildlife greeting the new day. This is her inspiration.

Autumn Mist, El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite

In those precious moments she feels in sync with nature and changing seasons, the complex interaction of the water, rocks, sky, plants and wildlife, the everlasting cycle of death and rebirth.

Her photographs enable viewers to sense the tranquility and calmness of dawn and to experience a moment in time.

Riverbank in Fall, Yosemite


Being a scientist and a landscape photographer, Franka M. Gabler developed a fascination, admiration, and respect for nature. Soon after moving to California in 1997, she experienced her first wilderness backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Ever since that time, Franka has been photographing the magnificence of the high country mountains and the California landscape.

Spring Awakening #8, Yosemite

She lives in the Sierra foothills, in the small mountain town of Coarsegold, not far from Yosemite National Park.

Franka's photographs are published in several books and publications. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibits and is represented in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.