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