CAYO COSTA ISLAND 3 © 1991
Barrier Island, Gulf Coast
Photographic Story Cayo Costa Island State Park, a barrier island near Cape Coral, Florida – 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.