TAMIAMI TRAIL 3
Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida
Photographic Story Rarely do people think of wild flowers when they think of Florida, but we have many beautiful varieties. I captured this image of a storm gathering over a field of Swamp Lilies a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew had hit south Florida. The ‘stress’ the hurricane put on the environment caused an abundant explosion of wild flowers throughout the Everglades. I was pleased to be able to capture them in their fullness to share with others. 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.