11 responses to “Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument”

  1. Souren

    What a beautiful pair of photographs. Most poignant for me because of mis-spent youth in the badlands of North Dakota, the environs of the Morrison Shale in Utah and other solitary western US locations (oil exploration).
    Your top photo shows a perfect horticultural glacier!
    Absolutely gorgeous
    Thank you

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks Souren.

  3. Gail Moshier

    We were just in the John Day Monument area the first week in April!!!! What an amazing place in the upper middle of Oregon. We went to the visitor’s center and saw paleontology in progress, as well as several displays. They have found many species there, some new. Very interesting place to visit, and also very beautiful!!!!! How nice that you have pictures of the landscape as we didn’t take any with our new digital camera, darn. A worthwhile place to explore from the road!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  4. Aida

    What lovely photographs! Rich in colour, composition is fabulous. Exposure and depth of field are well handled. Thank you for showing us these gems from places that some of us have yet to see. Top photo, the moraine serves as a lead into the photograph. Sensational! Aida

  5. Daniel Mosquin

    Thanks again for the comments – I have to say that I have what I feel are stronger photographs, but since they’ve no botanical feature whatsoever, I won’t be showing them. Someday, perhaps!
    In the meantime, I discovered today that there’s a new book out: “Oregon’s Dry Side: Exploring East of the Cascades” by Alan St. John. I’ve added it to the garden’s Amazon stores if anyone is interested (I’m going to be ordering it for myself).

  6. Gustavo da Silva

    A picture is more than a thousand words…
    These two pictures are worth much much more, i never seen nothing like it. Just beautiful nature at it’s best…Thanks

  7. Glen Patterson

    Dear Daniel,
    That was a wonderful, fascinating slide show of yours at the Collectors’ auction. I do enjoy all your writings and photos in the UBC Botanical Garden website. Many, many thanks! Glen

  8. Eric in SF

    Daniel – you should post the non-botanical things to your Flickr account!

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Yes, I really should – it’s a matter of time, though, since I process all my photos. I occasionally do them in bulk when I have presentations, but I’m never entirely happy with those results.

  10. shawn dewel

    — I especially love the bottom photo — Lovely! —
    *** Note from Daniel: This comment was edited. If I’m going to be criticized to that extent, I’d prefer it from someone with a real name and email address instead of fake ones.

  11. Mary Ann, in Toronto

    Oh my goodness, what beautiful photos!
    Particularly the second one — it reminds me of some of Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings. Would you consider adding a link to a high-resolution version of the 2nd photo? :o)

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