Oct 292014
 

Another grave marker from Jacksonville Cemetery in Jacksonville, Oregon.  This marker isn’t for just an individual but a family.  The legible portions facing the camera here read:

“John E. Ross
Born
Feb. 15, 1816
Died
Feb. 17, 1890

Margaret Ross
Born
October 1867
Died
Dec. 1, 1868″

Sadly this wasn’t the only marker I found for such a young child.

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Ross

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Oct 272014
 

After having walked through Lithia Park in the morning we made our way from Ashland over to Jacksonville.  The wife had been told by a friend from work to go to the cemetery located there because I would love it for the photographic opportunities.  It was a very beautiful place and I want to desperately return when the weather is cooler.  While exploring the grounds I found this marker for Patrick McMahon.  There are two vases located at the entrance to the plot that I had thought to use to frame the headstone.  Try as I might I couldn’t get the composition to look right.  So I pushed just beyond the vases to get as much of the headstone and surrounding landscape as possible.  The marker reads:

To the Memory of
Patrick McMahon
Husband of
Mary Jane McMahon
Died
July 3, 1886
A Native of Ireland
May his soul rest in peace

I have a few more I’ll be sharing over the rest of the week.

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McMahon

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Oct 262014
 

My final image taken in Lithia Park in Ashland, OR.  I took several images of this bench slowly working my way back until I reached this composition.  I was dealing with all the different lines from bushes, tree trunks, and the bench itself.  I really liked the way this turned out with the bright white spot in the middle.  This bright spot, to me, almost feels like an angelic presence is just beyond the trees watching and waiting for someone to come and sit down.

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Lithia Park V

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Oct 222014
 

Having gone as far south as we wanted, we turned around and traveled north looking for Lithia Park’s Japanese Garden.  Wasn’t disappointed in the decision to hunt it down.  After walking through the garden I found this bench and spent a few minutes with it working a few different compositions.  I really liked this one and one other I’ll be sharing Friday.

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Lithia Park IV

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Oct 132014
 

Just because the path is lit, doesn’t mean the path will take you into the light.  Another shot from my walk through Lithia Park in Ashland, OR.

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Lithia Park III

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Oct 112014
 

Continuing today with another shot from a walk in Lithia Park in Ashland, Oregon.  The path had these wonderful lamps at various points along the trail.  I never got a chance to go back and see what they looked like at night.  They reminded me of the scene from the movie “The Chronicles of Narnia” where the children first come out of the wardrobe.  For me they made for an interesting object in my compositions.

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Lithia Park II

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