Congaree National Park, South Carolina
Photographic Story What a wonderful surprise it was to discover the swamp in Congaree National Park! We felt right at home; the difference was in the type of trees around us. Yes, there were cypress, but there were many very large hardwood trees. Amazing and beautiful! As Niki and I sat on a bench along the boardwalk looking out over the forest/swamp, I wondered what the whole east coast looked like before we all got here and leveled the trees. It must have been magnificent! I am so glad this small part of that memory has been saved by the National Park Service so that I can see it and feel it. Congaree has the largest contiguous area of 130-foot to over 160-foot old growth in eastern North America. This old growth forest is among the tallest broad-leaved forests in the world. The trees are taller than old growth in Japan, the Himalayas, and the southern regions of South America. Digital – Archival Pigment Print This photograph was taken with a high-quality digital camera. The photograph is printed on an Epson Stylus 4800 or 11880 printer. Clyde uses archival Ultra-chrome K3 ink and prints on archival Harman Hahnemuhle paper. The limited edition photograph is then mounted and matted to current archival standards. Clyde signs and numbers the photograph.