Thursday, October 01, 2009
The members of the RI Genealogical Society showed great enthusiasm for learning to use the mirror to help read gravestones and a member told me that Letty and another woman are photographing the Common Burial Ground in Newport for an upcoming publication. That should be spectacular reading.
Letty is shown here angling a single "door" mirror so that the sun is reflected on the surface of the stone. This is the technique that I have been using for some time. She is looking away to answer a question about the mirror itself.
It was a sunny day in a cemetery where most of the trees and brush are located along the wall.