INDIAN KEY 6 © 1997
Everglades National Park, FL
Photographic Story Mangroves are a wondrous plant. Imagine: a tree that survives in salt water! They constantly amaze me with their sculptural beauty and the importance they provide to the ecosystem of the world. I wanted to photograph this mangrove from a high position, so we pulled our boat up onto the beach and I set up my tripod on the bow of the boat. It was tricky because the boat refused to sit still; it kept bouncing around in the waves. I was having difficulty taking the photograph, so my wife, Niki, tried to steady the boat. I took several shots, but finally managed to get one that had no movement. 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.