Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Photographic Story We were only at the Badlands for 24 hours, but wow, what a wondrous time it was! Complete with tornadoes, a violent storm ripped through the area. I photographed like mad, trying to capture the sun light hitting the landscape as it popped in and out of the dark storm clouds. By the end of the day the dark clouds covered the sky. The next morning I woke up at our usual 4:00 a.m. and looked out the window. There wasn’t a star or even a glimmer of light on the horizon. Thinking the sun would be blocked by the clouds, I went back to bed. I lay there for a few minutes and changed my mind. As we drove out of the parking lot, the sun began to break through a slit in the clouds. In front of me was this wonderful mountain formation with dark storm clouds behind it and the sun starting to cast brilliant light on the mountains in the foreground. Niki and I jumped out of the car and set up the camera as quickly as we could. We captured the scene just before the clouds covered up the sun. 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 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”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.