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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Following on from my earlier post, have a look at the photos posted.
I am working towards my wife in the distance to locate a grave.
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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 19 March 19 21:19 GMT (UK) »
If youíre working towards a specific grave number, make sure you have the right one. The last time we went searching, I was working on a photocopy of a photocopy. I made my way uphill whilst my wife went in from the other end of the bramble patch. I couldnít understand whey the layout didnít match the plan and the grave it should have been had the wrong name so we eventually gave up. Extracting myself from the jungle, I found it, right by the path. It even had an infantís name on the kerb we werenít aware of!

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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 09:15 GMT (UK) »
I also used a map which showed the grave No's (all 3000 of them) which I had viewed on previous occasions.
But being part of a large team over a number of years we had transcribed the grave info and took photos to confirm.
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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 20 March 19 19:50 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all for your tips and pointers.  Hopefully I will get some half decent photos but I will also take some photos of the church.  I now wish that I had thought to do that when there were no problems  in getting good photos of the gravestones and their inscriptions 
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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 March 19 11:12 GMT (UK) »
Nothing to say about the photographing of the gravestone - are you allowed to remove lichen from the stone, and how would you go about it. Anyone?
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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 March 19 11:50 GMT (UK) »



It may not be that Illegible!


e.g.  http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/roscommon/photos/tombstones/roscommon-shankill/target2.html

If I stood directly in front of this it would be completely illegible.... go to where you can read it best!









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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #15 on: Monday 25 March 19 19:15 GMT (UK) »
borrowing a friend's pc to reply and using her account, (forgotten my password)
esseco   I know nothing about the rules regarding lichen on a gravestone but cleaning an old gravestone might be considered defacing it.  However I do keep my parent's gravestone clean.
hallmark  thanks for the tip, sounds simple but I would probably have stood square in front of it.
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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 26 March 19 00:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi pipscwic,
That was my thought too.  I am trying to find a book I thought I read about it in but so far still looking.

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Re: photographing gravestones
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 26 March 19 00:08 GMT (UK) »
Nothing to say about the photographing of the gravestone - are you allowed to remove lichen from the stone, and how would you go about it. Anyone?
In a previous thread I lightly threw this up ( from Australia) and got told in no uncertain terms removing lichen is illegal in the UK
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