Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Photographic Story We were only in the Badlands for 24 hours, but what a wondrous time it was! A violent storm ripped rapidly through the area bringing with it a constantly changing sky. I photographed like mad trying to capture the sunlight reaching the landscape as the sun popped in and out of the dark storm clouds. It’s an absolutely beautiful spot. Miles of wind-blown prairie grass add great textures to the foreground. In the distance, sculptural buttes, pinnacles and spires, which are eroded masses of mud formed by ancient volcanoes, looked a bit like little castles. 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.