CODY ISLAND © 1991West Coast Florida
A wonderland of mangroves, Cody Island is a bird rookery that has a powerful aroma, which stayed with me for several days. Mangroves are one of the wonders of the plant world. They grow in salt water, and their roots protect tiny fish from predators. Their interior is a place few people venture into, mainly because they attract an abundant mosquito population. The arching roots in the interior of mangroves remind me of the buttresses of ancient gothic churches. Cody Island 2 was taken with a Deardorff 8×10 camera on Tri-X film. 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. Camera settings f/45 | 121mm Schneider Super-Angulon lens | 1/4 second Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.