ACADIA PINNACLES 7 © 2006
Acadia National Park, ME
Photographic Story I had heard such beautiful stories about Acadia National Park that I was very excited when I had the opportunity to photograph it. The island is a wonderful jewel along the east coast filled with soft gentle green rolling interior spaces and a rugged dramatic coast line on the edges of the island. Photographic opportunities at every turn! I finally found a place to park the car, and then hiked back toward it looking for a trail. I found a small trail that I followed into the woods until it came to a cliff overlooking the scene. In order to get the perspective I wanted, I had to place the 11×14″ view camera right up to the edge of the cliff, which made it difficult to reach the front of the camera and work with the lens. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8”x10”, 11”x14”, or 12”x20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiberbase 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”x10” inches to 5’x8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography.