MARIPOSA GROVE 171 © 2006
Yosemite National Park, CA
Photographic Story I had been invited to San Francisco to receive the Ansel Adams Award from the Sierra Club in 2000. While I was in California I took some time to visit my favorite place, Yosemite. I had never photographed the Giant Sequoia Redwoods, so we spent most of the time in the Mariposa Grove. The trees are so large that it is difficult to portray their size unless a person is standing next to them. However, when I saw this tree with its unique root system, I thought it would do the job. 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.