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Offline TROOPER ROLLO

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Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 16:20 BST (UK) »
I am about to frame this picture of grandad's headstone but when hung on the wall the writing on the stone is not very readable. Can anything be done with it please?

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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 12:56 BST (UK) »
Hi - I've not added or taken away anything - just "burnt" the shadows in the writing.

Hopefully will print bette. The writing could go even darker but I think it would maybe start to look artificial.

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Please don't use my restores without my permission - thankyou. 😎

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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 13:14 BST (UK) »
One from me.
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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 13:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you for the restored picture.
I was not sure anything could be done to improve it but this is exactly what I was hoping for.
Brilliant.

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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 31 March 21 17:07 BST (UK) »
Had a go but not as good:

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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 01 April 21 07:59 BST (UK) »
Late version from me.
Peter
Convicts: COSIER (1791); LEADBEATER (1791); SINGLETON (& PARKINSON) (1792); STROUD (1793); BARNES (aka SYDNEY) (1800); DAVIS (1804); CLARK (1806); TYLER (1810); COWEN (1818); ADAMS[ON] (1821); SMITH (1827); WHYBURN (1827); HARBORNE (1828).
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Re: Can thisa headstone be made a bit more readable please
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 April 21 10:12 BST (UK) »
A big thankyou to everyone.
As usual a wealth of talent and some great work.