SANTA FE RIVER 6 © 2012
Photographic Story As I explored the Santa Fe River, I encountered this amazing tree. We measured it and found it to be 53 feet around! I have never seen a cypress tree that large. Naturally, I photographed it. Without a person standing beside it the immensity of the tree isn’t evident. I loved the texture and shape of the tree contrasting against the soft mist in the background. Our first trip to the Santa Fe River was during the dry season. The fresh spring grass was all around the base of the cypress. It almost looked like someone had been taking care of a lawn! The area was so beautiful that I was determined to return when the water was high so I could photograph again. 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.