X Marks the Spot


I found these photos from 2011 in my archive, nearly forgotten. They are from the Chinese Cemetery on Harling Point in Victoria BC.

This is a benchmark for surveying, and the painted X is to mark the location in aerial photography to help scale or set the elevations on maps drawn from the photographs.

I have seen these in other areas, like on top of Gonzales Hill, but this one had been freshly painted when I photographed it on top of a bedrock outcrop.

You can see why I got out the camera, it is really out of place.










Canon 5Dii, Canon 50/1.4 lens, ISO640



4 thoughts on “X Marks the Spot

    • Hi Andy. It was so unexpected to come across this big X in this area that I had to work it up from all angles. I like the oblique views the best too – the ones that show (or perhaps ‘suggest’ is more accurate) a bit of the cemetery in the background.


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