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 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.