TAMIAMI TRAIL 12 © 1996Western Everglades
Photographic Story Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida – Because our gallery and home are on Tamiami Trail, traveling along the Trail is almost a daily experience. It is a visual delight, and I never tire of it. I try to take my camera with me as often as possible, so that at opportune moments I can jump out of the car and capture a scene. I chose to use this image as the 16×20” image for the numbered, limited, edition of my book, Nature’s Places of Spiritual Sanctuary, because it represents my feelings toward the Everglades ecosystem. The vast amount of land covered in a “River of Grass”, looked over by beautiful, rolling thunderheads, has always touched my heart. South Florida is not only my home…it holds my heart. Analog – Archival Silver Gelatin Photograph Clyde’s silver gelatin black and white images are created using an 8” x 10”, 11” x 14”, or 12” x 20” view camera. Clyde prints his images in his own darkroom on fiber-base paper in a limited edition. The photographs are selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. His images come in sizes from 8” x 10” inches to 5’x 8’ feet. His love of art and nature is seen in the exceptional detail and more subtle textures of his photography. Each photograph is individually hand printed in the darkroom and will vary based on factors such as artist preference, chemistry and temperature. The image displayed on the website is a digital scan of the original negative and should be considered a representation of the printed version of the art.