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This image was taken at the Clarno Fossil Bed Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds near the townships of Clarno and Antelope, and for those of you that recall the fiasco we had here in Oregon with the group/cult named the Rajneesse, what was once their town of Puram or Purin is located not far from here.
I liked the shadow cast across the inner face of this mammoth mud and rock wall, the remains of an ancient lahar many millions of year's past when the landscape was tempermental as massive volcanoes breached the hot and humid jungle air beneath them as the earliest of mammalian life forms in Oregon began to evolve. Rich discoveries have been produced from within these lahars, especially in a section of the Unit named the Hancock Mammal Quarry where remains of early horses, rhinos, sabertooth cats, and many other species resembling those of today, but not related through DNA searches, were discovered. Many varieties of vegetation and fruits were discovered here also within the Clarno Nut Beds.
The best times to photograph this region is during intermittent cloud cover where shadows and light would play a factor, during sunrises and sunsets, and during the light of the full, or near full moon as it casts light across the entire face of the Pallisades.
Steve

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