BIG TALBOT 5 © 1989Jacksonville, FL
Big Talbot Island, a state park located in the northeast corner of Florida near the Georgia border, reminds me of the California coast near Carmel — both rugged and windswept. The area provides an exciting subject for photography, thanks to the presence of barren trees and scattered driftwood. This foggy photograph of Big Talbot Island was taken on a steamy 90-degree day in summer. The humidity was unbearable. I had a tough time focusing the lens because my glasses would fog up, then my camera lens would fog, and then my ground focusing glass would fog, and by the time I finished wiping one clear, another would fog up! I finally had to guess at the focus and just take the picture and hope it would work. 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.