CATHEDRAL SPIRES 94 © 2006
Yosemite National Park, CA
Photographic Story Another 3:30 am morning found us driving down from the top of the valley where we were staying to capture this image. The snow hadn’t started a rapid melting and so the Merced River was very calm. The calm water made the reflections possible and the low water exposed the sand spit in the foreground. The next day I returned to the scene just in case there was better light, but it was gone. The snowmelt had increased rapidly and the river was rushing and beginning to over flow the bank with water. I was lucky to capture this image when I did! 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 fiberbase 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.