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. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.