RED SHOULDERED HAWK © 2003
Big Cypress Gallery
Photographic Story Ochopee, Florida – I was sitting on my porch having my morning cup of tea when this Red-shouldered Hawk landed on the tree right in front of the window. I moved over to Niki’s Pentax with the 1200mm lens, slowly opened the window and just as I got ready to take the photograph he spread his wings into the morning sun. As the light poured through his feathers like stain glass, I took the picture. 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.