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Another shot from Painted Hills, though the park is not that big, but there are so many ways to compose beautiful shots and composition here in this surreal Mars like landscape. The interesting thing is plants can not grow on these hills, leaving the hills exposed of its texture and colors. This flowering bush is growing just under and outside of the hill. I included it for its contrasting color and add an element of life and to enhance and the composition.

I was considering making this one black and white just to play a trick on some those who didn’t like my black and white version of Monument Valley on my last post.

Some information about the area - Painted Hills is one of the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, located in Wheeler County, Oregon It totals 3,132 acres (12.7 km²) and is located 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Mitchell, Oregon and 75 miles east of Bend. Painted Hills is named after the colorful layers of its hills corresponding to various geological eras, formed when the area was an ancient river floodplain.

Panoramic view of Painted Hills

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