LOOSESCREW SWAMP SANCTUARY 2
Big Cypress National Preserve, South Florida
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.