SILVER SPRINGS 4 © 2013
Photographic Story Silver Springs State Park in Ocala, Florida – Silver Springs is the premier spring of Florida, truly a beautiful place. I was invited to give a presentation at the celebration of the Florida State Park System taking over this iconic tourist attraction. The park was kind enough to take to share this beautiful river with me. Floating down the Silver Springs River was like floating on air. However, jumping into that cold clear water to photograph was challenging. It often looks shallow, but after putting a paddle down into the water I would find it was VERY deep. The area was a challenge, but a beautiful challenge to photograph. 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.