Painted Hills

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Comments (12)

HeléneS-Panoramio sa… on April 5, 2011

What a cool place! Sandstone, iron staining and ? Liked, faved and voted!

Sonny Thornborrow on April 8, 2011

Thanks Helene; this is a cool place. My understanding is that the layers are remnants of an ancient river system. The soil is mostly mudstone and siltstone. Much of it feels like clay although the area in the photo is more silty. The black layers are lignite (similar to coal) and represent the vegetation once living on the floodplain. The red soil is called laterite and does indeed contain an abundance of oxidized iron. Many fossils have been found here including those of broadleaf deciduous trees, horses, camels, and rhinos.

HeléneS-Panoramio sa… on April 9, 2011

Aha! Thanks a lot for the info!

Aori Ika on April 17, 2011

Beautifu! LIKE + VOTED

Sincere greetings from aoriika(^_-)

Bits-n-Pieces on April 17, 2011

really nice real abstract! it would sure be easy to fill an 8gb card there!

Stefka Gorgorova on April 18, 2011

Very beautiful photo! LIKE & VOTED! Good luck!

Best greeetings from Bulgaria, Stefka

Panos T. Mourlas on April 21, 2011


Good luck!!!

Greetings from Greece.

Panos T. Mourlas

Adriana Bruno on April 21, 2011

like + voto

Eudoxia Rovithi on April 26, 2011

like + favourite + voted.Really an unusual place.

ags83642 on April 29, 2011

Wonderful place, I live in Boise and have talked several times about going to visit that area. Guess till that happens I will enjoy your photos. Best Wishes, Greg. Voted.

Zabb Csaba on April 30, 2011

Very nice view and good shot, voted & like!

All the best, Csaba

dziwnowik on November 24, 2012

♥ ♥ ♥ GOLDEN STAR ♥ LIKE ♥ ♥ ♥

♥ ♥ ♥ greetings from Poland , Peter ♥ ♥ ♥

add to group 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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Photo taken in Wheeler County, OR, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 6, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Sonny Thornborrow
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2009/05/22 12:36:36
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 90.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash