LOOSESCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY 2 © 1994
Big Cypress Gallery
Photographic Story I did not realize exactly how deep the mud was in my back pond until I took this picture. When I set up my tripod and 8×10″ view camera, took the picture, and developed the film, I was surprised that the photograph was blurred, indicating that the camera had moved. I repeated the process several times before I realized that the tripod and camera were slowly sinking into the mud while I took the picture. Due to the long exposure I was using, I was getting a blurred image. To resolve the problem, I had to tie several concrete blocks onto the tripod to weigh it down so it would come to its final resting place before I could take the picture. I covered my camera, and let it sit out in the swamp for three days, and then I took this picture. Finally, everything was sharp! 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. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.