By Bob Faucher

Painted Hills Glow

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D
State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
John Day Fossil Beds NM, Painted Hills Unit
Town
Mitchell
Brief Directions

Head west on Highway 207 from Mitchell to the first northbound county road and follow it to the Painted Hills Unit.

Notes

RAW capture; f/16 @ 1/125 sec; ISO 800; Auto exposure; partial metering; auto WB

Description

The color-splashed hummocks and hills of Bentonite are the eroded remnants of the John Day Formation. The weathering of volcanic ash under varying climatic regimes resulted in vividly-hued layers of red, pink, bronze, tan and black. The colors are intensified when the landscape is wet and the light is soft—the Hills literally glow.

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Date Taken
07/06/2013

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