SANTA FE RIVER OAK © 2012North Florida
There aren’t many large oak trees arching over the Santa Fe River, so when I saw this one I was determined to photograph it. The bank of the river was very steep. I found a spot near the tree that had a better slope, and had to stand on a large root under the water in order to set up my camera. It took a while to get my tripod solidly on the bottom, put my camera onto the tripod, focus and get read to take the photo. Just as Niki handed me the film the heavens opened up. I stood under my umbrella next to my camera for about a half-hour as the rain poured down on me. 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.