Field of Stumps, Hetch Hetchy Valley Reservoir, Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, 1955 by Philip Hyde. After discovering the low water level, Philip Hyde drove to San Francisco to get David Brower and road trip back to Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. While Philip Hyde photographed with his large format film view camera, David Brower made a motion picture film that is still shown today to obtain support for Restore Hetch Hetchy. This photograph has been widely published including by Restore Hetch Hetchy in numerous magazines, newspapers and newsletters, the Sierra Club in many publications, the Sierra Club Hetch Hetchy Task Force and used on TV on the PBS Television Jim Lehrer NewsHour.
Landscape Photography Blogger, the award winning photoblog honoring Ardis and Philip Hyde became the casualty of a perfect storm of technology disasters that culminated on Ardis Hyde's birthday, August 2022. Fortunately, a backup exists from April 2020 that includes over 90 percent of the photographs and text. When the weblog vanished, there were 321 published feature-length blog posts and 75 unpublished drafts. Rather than investing in a rebuild, time will go into publishing projects that will do more justice to the historically significant conservation photography and writings.
David Leland Hyde founded Landscape Photography Blogger in 2010. Named one of the top photography blogs in the world by sites including Contrastly, Hubspot, Expert Photography and many others, Landscape Photography Blogger will change moving forward, but the beloved feature stories and nature photographs by Philip Hyde and David Leland Hyde and travel logs by Ardis Hyde will not be lost. They will be repurposed into at least one book, perhaps more. The remaining blog contents will soon be published online and in paper issues of magazines or newspapers or featured on PhilipHyde.com or HydeFineArt.com.
Readers, collectors and art connoisseurs can view on the Philip Hyde Photography website, hand-made from the original large format film: darkroom dye transfer and Cibachrome prints, original black and white silver gelatin prints and matching archival photographic prints. On the Hyde Fine Art website please view David Leland Hyde's archival digital prints, mixed media art and chromogenic photography prints.
"Hyde's Wall," Desert Varnish Sandstone Wall, Junipers, East Moody Canyon, Escalante Wilderness, now Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah, 1968, made famous by "Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah" by Edward Abbey and Philip Hyde, 1971, Sierra Club Books Exhibit Format Series. "Slickrock" spearheaded the campaign to expand Canyonlands National Park and the Escalante Wilderness. Efforts to make the Escalante River Canyons, Glen Canyon and tributaries into a National Park continued for 50 years. A proposal Before World War II to protect all of Glen Canyon, The Escalante Wilderness, Canyonlands and surrounding natural areas as Escalante National Park could have saved Glen Canyon, but after Pearl Harbor, Congressional attention went to preparations for war. Bill Clinton finally designated the national monument in 1996. Writer and outdoor photographer Stephen Trimble composed a similar image and captioned his photograph, "Hyde's Wall." The name stuck and the place carries the name “Hyde's Wall” in some guidebooks. From Philip Hyde's Deserts of the Southwest Dye Transfer Portfolio. Dye transfer original prints In several permanent museum collections. Philip Hyde authorized archival digital prints made directly from the large format film 4X5 original by David Leland Hyde and Carr Clifton.
Lava flows, sagebrush, spring flowers, Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho, 1983 by Philip Hyde. From "Drylands: The Deserts of North America," text and photographs by Philip Hyde. Photograph exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon, San Francisco International Airport, SFO Airport Museum and many others.
Morning Mist, Riffle, Grass Hummocks, Tuft Grass, Oaks, Alders, Ponderosa Pines, Dogwood, Willows,Cottonwoods, Indian Creek, Northern Sierra, near Indian Valley, Plumas County, Taylorsville, Genesee, Greenville, Quincy, 1983. Not published or shown for 20 years. Original color 4X5 transparency was lost for decades and found again in 2012. Location on Hyde property below the Hyde family home. Land that borders on Plumas National Forest and the R.A.R.E. II proposed Ancient Forest Wilderness.
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