GANNET STRAND 2
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Photographic Story Winter always brings out the structural beauty of the cypress trees, but the winter of 1995 allowed me to capture an unusual moment in the Big Cypress Preserve. Normally, winter brings dry weather, leaving the grass dry and the ground solid enough to walk on with no problem. However, the winter of 1995 was extremely wet, and I was able to canoe through the saw grass to reach this area of Gannet Strand, where I photographed the beauty of the naked winter cypress trees, as well as the water flowing through the grass. 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.