DEVILS TOWER © 2006
Photographic Story Devils Tower National Monument near Hulett, Wyoming – I’m a science fiction buff. Ever since the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind I have wanted to see Devils Tower. It was uniquely wonderful while we were there because of all the Indian prayer bundles scattered through out made me fully realize the sacredness of this earth. The light was brilliant with a clear blue sky. I was glad there were no clouds in the sky so that I could use a red filter, which would make the sky go black and the Tower shine in the simplicity of the composition. 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.