CAPE ROMANO 10 © 2006
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 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.