Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California by Stephen Shore (1979)

The photograph titled “Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California” was taken by artist Stephen Shore on August 13, 1979. The image captures a serene natural landscape within Yosemite National Park, with visitors enjoying the peaceful surroundings of the Merced River.

In the photograph, the viewer is presented with a tranquil scene along the banks of the Merced River. There are people scattered around the riverbank, engaging in various leisurely activities against the backdrop of a majestic forest and mountainous terrain. Some individuals appear to be wading and playing in the water, while others are sitting or standing on the sandy shore. Shadows cast by the towering trees dapple the landscape, suggesting the photograph was taken on a bright, sunny day. The clear blue sky and calm, reflective water create a sense of relaxation and harmony with nature.

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