CAPE ROMANO 10 © 2003Barrier Island, Gulf Coast
I have always loved photographing mangroves, but it is difficult to get the “feeling” of the rhythm and reach of the mangrove roots. As I cruised along the coast of Cape Romano in my boat, this mangrove seemed to jump out at me. I turned around and headed back to photograph it. The day was windy, and the water was choppy, so I had to wait quite a while before things calmed down enough for me to take this photograph. This is one of my favorite pictures I took during my adventure photographing the Aquatic Preserves of Florida for the PBS documentary. 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.