Photographic Story - This was another early morning shot that was taken before the Merced River became a rushing torrent of melted snow. Because the river was calm I was able to use the reflection as part of the composition. With the clear blue sky I was able to use a red filter, which accentuated the up-thrust of El Capitan into a dark sky, making for a very clean composition.
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.
Framed in black metal with museum acid free rag mat - 23.25" x 31.25"
Learn more about the photographer at www.clydebutcher.com.