YOSEMITE 175 © 2006
Yosemite National Park, CA
Photographic Story In Yosemite we stayed up ‘top’ at around six thousand feet. Every morning and evening we drove past Inspiration Point on our way to and from Yosemite Valley. Inspiration Point is constantly filled with photographers…so thick that often their tripods legs are overlapping each other! It is truly a beautiful view, but I wanted a view that was a little different. I hiked around and down the road until I came across this scene. The problem was that there were bushes in the way, so I bought a ladder and brought it back the next day. With the 8-foot ladder and my 9-foot Benbo tripod I was able to shoot over the bushes and capture this photograph. 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.