Thursday, October 01, 2009

Single Mirror Technique

Single Mirror
Originally uploaded by midgefrazel
Letty Champion of Newport, RI did a gravestone reflection workshop last Saturday in the Newman Cemetery in Rumford, RI. She gave permission for me to photograph her showing her techniques.

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.

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