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.


I do not photograph for ulterior purposes. I photograph for the thing itself - for the photograph - without consideration of how it may be used.

Eliot Porter