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 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.