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From: Martin H Irons< >
Subject: Photographing tombstones in shadow
Date: Mon, 09 Feb 1998 07:56:41 EST
Here's a suggestion for getting better photos of tombstones...
carry a mirror. Even a small hand-held (3 by 4 inch) mirror can
reflect sufficient sunlight on a tombstone in shadow to produce
dramatic improvement in the readability of a photograph. I now
use a 12 by 15 inch mirror mounted on a lightweight, folding
aluminum artist's easel. It weighs less than a pound, has a
carrying handle, and can be set on the ground while I take the
Remember, there's no light stronger than sunlight.
If the sun's not out that day, try using a Halogen flashlight, the
bigger the better.
Marty Irons, Goshen (Orange County) NY,
Researching Avery,Brewster, Calkins,Capron,Cooke,Denison,
Martin,Mathis,Moody,Morgan,Norton,Starr,Tefft & Warren.
(all lived in CT, RI, MA, NY - no other states)
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