"Spring Reflections on the Merced", "Water, Light and Textures" series. Yosemite National Park. This was a hidden gem - just a simple flow coming down the Merced river between two rocks. The green reflections of the trees and the soothing water streaming by. The orange and blacks specs on the rocks caught my eye. I didn’t see the blue specs in the rocks until I looked more closely at the image. This was shot during the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop Contest trip to Yosemite in January 2009.