Often, a more abstract image may say something profound about a place. An example is this image of the running water of the Tuolumne River, which was shaped by glaciers in the last Ice Age.
The river flows 150 miles through the Sierras, and is one of the dominent sites in Yosemite Valley. The Tuolumne, and the Merced Rivers provide Yosemite with water, and beauty.
The light, and color seen here in late afternoon, create a poetry that is often lost in pictures of more "famous" landmarks in the valley.