Biscayne National Park, Southeast Florida
Photographic Story While boating with Niki in Key Biscayne Bay, I saw the late afternoon sun break through the clouds creating wonderful patterns of light sprinkling across the water. I hopped out of the boat in order to set up the camera, but found myself waist deep in muddy sand. By the time I finished taking this picture I was firmly stuck. I had to disengage myself by breaking the suction. In order to do that, I ran my hand down my leg which allowed the air in the mud to escape. However, the mud took my wedding ring with it…so I tell people –“thare’s gold in them thar mangroves!” 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.