SNAKE RIVER 15 © 2006
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Photographic Story I have always loved Ansel Adams’ photograph of the Snake River, especially the silver quality of the river running through the picture. I wanted to try and capture that same silver streak in a photograph too. I stopped at this location eight times before I was able to capture this image. Not only was the light shining on the river, creating that wonderful silver streak, there were also great clouds around the Tetons, which helped add depth to the image. The beauty and grandeur of the Grand Tetons jutting out of the flat valley is both humbling and wondrous. I spent nine days photographing the mountains and enjoyed every moment. 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.