That’s me photographing the Merced in Yosemite at least ten years ago. I went there for a week with a friend (Hugo). Camera was the Mamiya 6. I was shooting Tri-x.
It had rained a lot that year, and a good deal of Yosemite was flooded. Even the main tourist spots, where there were wooden planks for walkways, were covered with about a 1/2 foot of water. And it rained almost every day we were there.
Hugo had decided to go back to his native Belgium after being disappointed with life in America. And he was in a low mood. In fact, I thought he might be suicidal. Every time he came close to an cliff edge, he would get just a little too close for my taste. In this case, he had been peering down into the river and I handed him the Hexar 35mm camera – showing him how to work it – but really trying to get him up and away from the rock’s edge.