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 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.