An agile young man demonstrates his handstand balancing skills for his girlfriend (who’s just off camera) on a rock wall along the path to the Happy Isles Bridge on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, California.
Painting: Arsène Chabanian, A Torrent in the Moonlight (Torrent
au clair de lune)
Photograph taken by Serge Ramelli in Merced River,
Yosemite Valley, as homage to the work of Ansel Adams
Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge
your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will
not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the
end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through
an obstacle, go around it. Water does.
Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
Music: Wolfgang Amadus Mozart, Violin concerto No 5 (Suggested interpretation: Anne-Sophie Mutter
and the Camerata Salzburg)
yosemite falls. merced river. yosemite. california. #visitcalifornia I spent an amazing 5 days shooting with @scottcbakken in Northern California. We got some insane conditions during the storm that hit the west coast. Fall colors and a glorious return of the waterfalls!