Enjoy! These photos are all by me (click for larger view), taken on my adventures in this part of the world. Please do not use/copy/alter the photographs or use as painting references - they are all copyright. Contact me: artistjilliancrider - at gmail 'dot' com if you need to.
Going through my photos, and tagging them with keywords, and loved this ruined farmhouse (southern Oregon), so enlarged it. I started to laugh ... I was ... Photobombed by a squirrel! This little guy looked up out of a ditch/creek? to see what was happening to an otherwise quiet rural area. Took 3 photos, he's in 2 of them. Made me laugh.
I have always been drawn to old things, particularly buildings. I love to photo them before they collapse into dust. This old farm building on the plains by Klamath Falls in southern Oregon was a great abandoned farm structure to capture. Not sure of its original purpose, but if it was structurally sound I can see it as a great setting for some big family pot-luck dinners!
This is my photo of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. From the road from Medford to Klamath Falls. I was overcome by its expanse and serene feel. So quiet. Full of birds and other wildlife. See previous blog post for more details, or check Wikipedia.
Talking to an online friend from another country about Klamath Lake. I remarked that I had some photos of it that I loved. They have remained hidden away, unshared. They are much too remarkably beautiful not to share. I've always thought I may paint them 'some day' but anyone wanting to know the beauty of this area would love to see this lake, I'm sure. This was taken about 4-5 years ago. This lake is also known as 'Upper Klamath Lake'. See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Klamath_Lake "The largest body of fresh water by surface area in Oregon, it is
approximately 25 miles (40 km) long and 8 miles (13 km) wide and extends
northwest from the city of Klamath Falls. It sits at an average elevation of 4,140 feet (1,260 m)." "The lake depth fluctuates due to regulation of its water supply, averaging between 8 to 60 feet (2.4 to 18.3 m) deep."