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Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – Rarely do people think of wild flowers when they think of Florida, but we have many beautiful varieties. I captured this image of a storm gathering over a field of Swamp Lilies a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew had hit south Florida. The ‘stress’ the hurricane put on the environment caused an abundant explosion of wild flowers throughout the Everglades. I was pleased to be able to capture them in their fullness to share with others. 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.