BLUE CYPRESS LAKE 5 © 2010
Photographic Story Blue Cypress Lake in Central Florida west of Vero Beach, Florida – Many people suggested I photograph Blue Cypress Lake, so I was curious why they found it so striking that they would suggest it was a prospect for good photographs. When we arrived at the lake I was stunned by all of the beautiful photographic opportunities. I spent three days trying to photograph the lake and the cypress trees, but it was always too windy. I decided to get up before the sun and get out on the lake just as the sun was cracking the horizon and, just maybe, there would be not wind. I was only able to take a couple of photographs before the wind kicked up again and there was too much movement for my large format camera. 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. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.