By Mary Lane Anderson

Painted Hills Abstract

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
State/Province/Region
OR
Country
US
Nearest Area
John Day Fossil Beds Monument
Town
Mitchell, OR
Brief Directions

Take highway 26 east from Prineville about an hour to the park turn off just before the town of Mitchell. It is about 6 miles from the highway to the overlook for the Painted HIlls basin.

Notes

Unusually wet weather and very overcast skies seemed a disadvantage until I saw what I had captured. Conditions saturated the colors to unbelievable levels. The spring bloom of cleome was exceptionally abundant and graced the hillsides with beauty.

Description

These clay hillsides are uniquely colored and some springs give a bloom of cleome in the crevasses of the clay. The area is fenced off to prevent damage to the fragile environment but a telephoto pops the image up close.

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Date Added
June 4, 2010
Date Taken
June 4, 2010

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