CAPE ROMANO 10 © 2003
Barrier Island, Gulf Coast
Photographic Story I have always loved photographing mangroves, but it is difficult to get the “feeling” of the rhythm and reach of the mangrove roots. As I cruised along the coast of Cape Romano in my boat, this mangrove seemed to jump out at me. I turned around and headed back to photograph it. The day was windy, and the water was choppy, so I had to wait quite awhile before things calmed down enough for me to take this photograph. This is one of my favorite pictures I took during my adventure photographing the Aquatic Preserves of Florida for the PBS documentary. 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.