SANTA FE RIVER OAK © 2012
Photographic Story There aren’t many large oak trees arching over the Santa Fe River, so when I saw this one I was determined to photograph it. The bank of the river was very steep. I found a spot near the tree that had a better slope, and had to stand on a large root under the water in order to set up my camera. It took a while to get my tripod solidly on the bottom, put my camera onto the tripod, focus and get read to take the photo. Just as Niki handed me the film the heavens opened up. I stood under my umbrella next to my camera for about a half-hour as the rain poured down on me. 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.