KISSIMMEE RIVER OAK © 1990
Photographic Story Florida’s Kissimmee River stretches from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee, which is near West Palm Beach. I took this photograph before sunrise, while I was in water up to my waist. Occasionally, I could see a gator slowly cruise by looking for breakfast. I’m glad I didn’t qualify as a meal! Kissimmee River was straightened by the Corps of Engineers, but has since been discovered that wasn’t a good idea. They are now trying to let the river reshape itself into a more normal flow. This area is one of the restoration areas they have worked with. 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.