MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS TERRACE © 2006
Yellowstone National Park, WY
Photographic Story Yellowstone is certainly a unique place. With all of the unstable ground I kept asking myself, “why is it that so many people feel compelled to come to such an unsteady place?” The area around Mammoth Hot Springs is fascinating; however, the intensity of the value scale from black to white makes it very difficult for black and white photography. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to capture any detail in the white areas. The minerals create so many unique values and I wanted to be sure to capture those tones in black and white. It was quite a challenge! 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.