DISNEY WILDERNESS PRESERVE – OSPREY NEST © 1998
Photographic Story I had never seen so many Osprey nests located so close to each other as I found while canoeing the perimeter of Lake Russell. This particular Osprey nest was artistically located in a sculptural cypress tree. I couldn’t resist taking a photograph of this beautiful nest. I photographed this at the Disney Wilderness Preserve in Central Florida near Kissimmee. The Preserve is run by The Nature Conservancy and is a haven in the mad rush of “fun” in the Orlando area. 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.