Photographer's Note

Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Clay deposits are colored by different mineral deposits. Rather remote, nearest town is Mitchel (population 200) about 10 miles away.

From about the Painted Hills:
The Painted Hills Unit contains 3,132 acres of scenic marvels unique even in the Pacific Northwest. Located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, and 75 miles east of Bend, the Painted Hills are visited year-round.
The yellows, golds, blacks, and reds of the Painted Hills are best seen in the late afternoon.Tones and hue may appear to change from one visit to another, as the claystones differwith ever-changing light and moisture levels. The shapes and colors of the hills are sublime.

Most years, the peak of wildflower season in late April to early May is spectacular.

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  • Copyright: Bill Bush (niamey00) (23)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2003-07-23
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposition: f/5.6, 1/500 secondes
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  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-21 5:31
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