Ocala National Forest, Florida
Photographic Story The Florida Trail is a hiking trail that stretches from North Florida all the way south into the Big Cypress National Preserve. When I took this photograph I was working on a project photographing the seven wilderness areas of Florida for the Wilderness Society and the Forestry Department. The Florida Trail crosses some of that wilderness area. As we hiked down the trail and I saw this image, I couldn’t resist photographing it. At that point the Florida Trail reminded me of heading toward the “light”. 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.