MORAINE VALLEY © 1997Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Being an Artist-in-Residence in a national park situated at an altitude between eight and twelve thousand feet is a breathless experience for a “flatlander” from Florida. The altitude wasn’t the only breathtaking experience; the views were absolutely stunning. While visiting, we stayed in a cabin that overlooked Moraine Valley. It had a lovely view, except for the cabins that filled up a corner of the valley. One morning, I woke up to a layer of fog covering the houses in the valley. The mountains rose majestically behind the fog, and beautiful clouds filled the sky. I wanted to catch the image before the fog dissipated, so I threw on some shorts, grabbed my camera, and yelled to Niki to bring me some clothes. Luckily, the fog held until I captured the image. 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.