July 19, 2012

Painted Hills

Painted Hills, Oregon taken with D800e

My daughter and I took a side diversion to the Painted Hills unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. I've always wanted to photograph the area and its painterly qualities. We arrived about an hour before sunset and I wandered the main trail considering the different hills and possible compositions. The image here, for me, balanced the myriad of color and forms present including the process or erosion that has revealed these hills over the millennia.


It's a landscape that has to be seen to be believed. And, as I say on occasion, it may have to be believed in order to be seen.

N. Scott Momaday