X Marks the Spot

IMG_2785-001

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.

IMG_2782

.

IMG_2777-001

.

IMG_2775-001

.

IMG_2778-001

.

 

Canon 5Dii, Canon 50/1.4 lens, ISO640

 

Advertisements

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.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: