CAYO COSTA ISLAND 3
Cayo Costa Island State Park, Southwest Florida
Photographic Story June, when the sun is at its northernmost point, is the only month in which to photograph this part of the island. Niki and I spent an entire month in our boat anchored off the island waiting for the right light and perfect cloud formations for a photograph. I love the beauty and power of an approaching storm, but while waiting for this shot, we came close to being overtaken by a violent thunderstorm. All around us boats were heading for cover, while I waited for the right moment to take this picture. Finally, the moment came, I took the photograph, and then we headed for the safety of the harbor, which we reached just as the storm broke around us. 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.