DEAD LAKES 19 © 2005
Photographic Story Dead Lakes is a very unusual lake. It’s difficult to get around unless you know the lake very well because old dead cypress trees can be 1-20 feet beneath your boat. If you go to fast you might lose your prop, and so we put-putted around the lake at a nice slow speed. I took this photograph from the boat. The water was deeper than my tripod, so Niki and Elam Stoltzfus held the boat against cypress knees while I photographed. I was very pleased that the film came out sharp. 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.