INDIAN KEY 6 © 1997
Everglades National Park, FL
Photographic Story Mangroves are a wondrous plant. Imagine: a tree that survives in salt water! They constantly amaze me with their sculptural beauty and the importance they provide to the ecosystem of the world. I wanted to photograph this mangrove from a high position, so we pulled our boat up onto the beach and I set up my tripod on the bow of the boat. It was tricky because the boat refused to sit still; it kept bouncing around in the waves. I was having difficulty taking the photograph, so my wife, Niki, tried to steady the boat. I took several shots, but finally managed to get one that had no movement. 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.