KISSIMMEE RIVER OAK © 1990Central Florida
Florida’s Kissimmee River stretches from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee, which is near West Palm Beach. I took this photograph before sunrise, while I was in water up to my waist. Occasionally, I could see a gator slowly cruise by looking for breakfast. I’m glad I didn’t qualify for a meal! Kissimmee River was straightened by the Corps of Engineers but has since been discovered that wasn’t a good idea. They are now trying to let the river reshape itself into a more normal flow. This area is one of the restoration areas they have worked with. 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.