OXBOW BEND 63 © 2006
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Photographic Story When we first entered the Grand Teton National Park, we drove by this location and were stunned by the beauty of it. I was determined to photograph the scene with my 12×20” view camera. It took several mornings of getting up at 4:30am, weaving through the buffalo and moose traffic meandering across the road, and setting up the camera before the sun came up, in hopes that the light would be right. Setting up a 12×20” view camera is no easy feat! The 12×20” view camera, film, lenses, and three tripods weigh 120 lbs. Needless to say, it takes a while to set it up. After several mornings of waiting for the right light, I was able to capture this scene. 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.