CORN LILY © 2013Sequoia National Park, CA
This image is very different than my normal style of photography. Niki loves to photograph plants and was playing around photographing this plant when she decided they were just too wonderful for a small digital camera. She came and got me, requesting that I photograph them with my large format camera so that she could see all the detail when the image gets enlarged to a giant size. She says, “…so because Clyde loves me, he took this photograph for me.” Yes, that is true and it wasn’t easy! It was dusky, so my exposure was ten minutes. In a large-format camera, everything is upside down and backward, which makes it hard to make good compositions. However, when the image is abstract, it’s even harder. I really didn’t think I managed to capture it due to all of the technical problems. However, I like it so well I might just do a few more close-up images down the road! This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.