The Painted Hill. Part of the John Day Fiossil Beds

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Comments (13)

lacitot on October 2, 2007

Uh! Wonderful colours!

© Michael Hatten htt… on October 3, 2007


Yes I was happily suprised that this one turned out. I've been wanting to come back here before the snow makes the passes hard to traverse but with the wet season already dumping some snow I'm afraid these areas might be blocked by the time I get a vacation.


diego_cue on September 17, 2009

Great shot Michael of a very curious place:D best regards from Spain!

© Michael Hatten htt… on September 17, 2009


Thank you! This is truly a very interesting place.


Deborah Ro. on March 3, 2010

Wow!! Never seen anything like that !! Nature is amazing ! Many compliments for this shot. Ciao from Italy. Deborah

© Michael Hatten htt… on March 5, 2010

Deborah Ro,

Hi and Thanks for the Compliment!

It's an amazing place! The hills are exposed layers of ash deposits. Compressed into clay over thousands of years.

Each deposit contained a different mixture of menerals. Some of which bleed colors if and when it rains, it does not rain here much. Very Dry here.

Other hills like these can be found nearby this area but these hills are the most interesting ..


Deborah Ro. on March 5, 2010

Thanks, Michael, for the very detailed and interesting explanation. "See" you soon :-) Deborah

Michael 安路 on August 4, 2010

Super. Very wonderful colors, nice photo.

I understand,my friend Michael, you are agreat photogragher

Greetings from Taiwan,Michael.

harun54 on November 7, 2010

Fantastic colors!

Hana Koudelková on July 31, 2011

Wonderful shapes and colors! Favorite!

© Michael Hatten htt… on August 2, 2011


Thank you for the wonderful comment and the Favorite.. I come back here every year...


refikyavaş on December 23, 2012

Very interesting place.Very nice photo.FAV.Greetings.Refik.

Kostadinos delta on May 1, 2013

Wonderful colors and view!!! like

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