The Hills They Call Painted

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    The end of the second day on my Eastern Oregon tour I had scheduled to be at the Painted Hills for sunset. As we explored the rest of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument storm clouds blew in and it even rained a little while we were exploring Blue Basin. Needless to say, I didn't have high hopes for a good sunset at the Hills. But, we rushed through the other sights of the area so that we'd get there in time and boy I'm glad we did! A sliver of sky opened up to the west just before sunset and allowed plenty of luscious warm light to pour through.

    If you've never been to the Painted Hills (and the rest of the John Day Fossil Beds NM), it's a must-see spot in Oregon.

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    1. Xindaan 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Serious Nature Photographer (50+ Favorites, P1:A2) - Sweeper, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    2. SpeedyDi20832 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Earth's Natural Colors, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. JaveFoto 58 months ago | reply

      Excellent comp here, loving the colored rolling hills and and foreground, man this is good nice job.

    4. Joshua Bury 58 months ago | reply

      Thanks Xindaan and Jave!

    5. fireeyes015 58 months ago | reply

      GORGEOUS shot

    6. ClayDavies 58 months ago | reply

      The undulating sedimentary layers are remarkable. Love the scrub in the foreground - it adds depth to the image. The sun "spotlight" on the orange rock is spectacular.

    7. Ben Canales 57 months ago | reply

      Painted Hills to Leslie Gulch... that's some serious Eastern Oregon travelling!
      well done

    8. bytegirl24 57 months ago | reply

      excellent light and color

      Beautiful photo as seen in the group
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    9. Rick Scheibner [deleted] 57 months ago | reply

      This is great, Josh. I'm headed down there this weekend for a sunset/evening time shot.

    10. Joshua Bury 57 months ago | reply

      Thanks Rick! I'll keep an eye on your stream to see what you come back with. May the light be with you!

    11. David M Hogan 54 months ago | reply

      gorgeous light, great capture! I love this spot!

    12. marlesghillie 53 months ago | reply

      What an amazing place - you've caught the colour and light perfectly

    13. BudgetAstro 41 months ago | reply

      Speechless! :)

    14. BlueisCoool 40 months ago | reply

      Very nice work - congrats !

    15. PamINSeattle 39 months ago | reply

      Hi I'm the administrator for the John Day National Monument group.
      "Your photograph beautifully illustrates John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. We would be honored if you would add your image to Thank you."

    16. LeslieZ 39 months ago | reply

      Astoundingly nice color! Must be sure to be there at sunset some time!

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