BIG CYPRESS NAT’L PRESERVE 1 © 1999
The Western Everglades
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve is my home, so I’m very partial to its beauty. No matter where I go in the Big Cypress, photographic opportunities abound. On this summer day, when Niki and I were hiking out in the grassy plains, the beauty of the water, grass and cypress trees all seemed to express what the whole ecosystem of South Florida is about. I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of the place I care about so much. 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.