Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Photographic Story Taking photographs of birds with a large-format view camera is difficult, because setting up the camera can take as long as ten minutes, and birds don’t usually wait around to have their pictures taken. However, when I took this photograph, the bird population was abundant. They were so busy eating that they didn’t mind my intrusion at all. I was lucky to capture them on film. 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.