GLACIER POINT HALF DOME © 2009
Yosemite National Park, CA
Photographic Story I have always wanted to photograph Half Dome from Glacier Point, but it seemed every time I was at Yosemite the light wasn’t right. This time I just about didn’t get a photograph either. When we arrived, the railing at the overlook was crowded with people. The light was perfect, but I couldn’t squeeze my camera and tripod into the crowd. While I was waiting for an opening, the fog rolled in and the people rolled out! The view was obliterated with fog and only a few photographers stayed but then they too left. Only Niki and I remained. We waited in the beautiful white silence of the fog. I was rewarded at last. I got a couple of shots until the fog rolled in, completely covering Half Dome and the valley once again with beautiful white silence. 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.