TAMIAMI TRAIL 2 © 1990
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – The section of Tamiami Trail between Naples and Miami runs through the Big Cypress Preserve and the Everglades National Park. As I travel it on my way to and from our gallery, I always keep my eye out for photographic opportunities. Summer thunderstorms in the morning are a rare thing in South Florida (normally they roll in during the late afternoon) – but this storm came up early. Realizing time was of the essence, I jumped out of the car and managed to get two shots in before it began to rain and I had to run for cover. 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.