GHOST ORCHID HIGH © 2001
Fakahatchee Strand, FL
Photographic Story The PBS program Wild Heart of Florida included a portion on the Ghost Orchid. That year there were only three Ghost Orchids in bloom and this one was the easiest to reach. It was twelve feet up in a tree! In order to photograph it, as well as film me photographing it, we had to take two twelve-foot ladders into the swamp: one for the videographer and one for me. I also took a thirteen-food tripod in and set it up. The image is called Ghost Orchid High because it was so high up in the tree. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.