SKUNK APE HEADQUARTERS 2
Photographic Story This is always a fun place to stop. We call it Dave’s Place because it has more than the Skunk Ape Headquarters. He also has an RV park (Trail Lakes Campground), and Safari Eco Tours located in Ochopee in the Big Cypress National Preserve. In case you don’t know what a Skunk Ape is, it is in the family of Big Foot, Sasquatch, etc. Dave is aware that the Skunk Ape is considered by many to be a figment of his imagination. I sometimes believe what he actually saw was Clyde out there hiking and carrying a large backpack of camera gear on his back ☺. However, some events that have taken place on our property that make me wonder if Dave is correct and that there are Skunk Apes in the Everglades as he proclaims! The Art of Hand Painting Black and White Photographs Photographed with a Sony digital camera and instead of oil painting with Q-tips and cotton balls, Niki was able to paint using Photoshop. Changing from the old-fashioned way of doing her art, to the new ‘fashion’ of using technology was challenging, but she’s enjoying getting back to her own personal expression. Archival Print Making Niki’s open edition gicleé artwork is printed on Sunset Bright Velvet Rag matte finish paper using eight archival inks. A state-of-the-art Epson Stylus Pro printer creates deep, rich dark values that hold subtle detail in the shadows as well as bright vivid colors that are truly tropical.