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Turbulent Merced
 
   

Yosemite National Park

California
       

Turbulent Merced, Yosemite National Park, California
 

The turbulent waters of the Merced River below Vernal Falls carve through this gorge before entering Yosemite Valley, a bit more sedately, about a mile downstream. The composition of the light tones of the river against the backlit foreground trees and the darker rocks and forest provide a study in contrasts of texture and color. The Merced carries the water from all of Yosemite Valley's spectacular waterfalls.

Kodachrome Professional film,
natural light, telephoto lens,
polarizing filter

         

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