PEPPERWOOD REDWOODS 14 © 2013
Redwood National Park, CA
Photographic Story When planning our trip out west to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary, The Avenue of the Giants – Humboldt Redwood Forest State Park – was a must on our list. During our young marriage we spent a lot of time in this redwood forest and came to love the place. It was here that we felt the ancient spirit of life; it was here that I hugged my first tree and found a wonderful appreciation of those who came before me. I respect and admire those who worked so hard to save this forest…those who could see the life that was to come and saved this beautiful part of our earth so I could enjoy it. We have had a lot of wonderful experiences here. Whenever we’re in California, we try to make it back to this place that feels like a spiritual home. 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.