Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Using Mirrors to Photograph Gravestones

Yesterday I got to do some cemetery exploration with some fellow researchers. That's a rare treat for me. During this outing I got to see a mirror in action used to improve gravestone photos. While photographing on my own this is not really an option. If you have a helper be sure to bring a mirror along and make it a light weight one! It's easy to see how the light from the mirror aided in reading the gravestones.

Without the aid of light from the mirror

with the mirror

without the mirror

with the mirror

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Abel Wright, Springfield, MA - 1725


LIEUT
AbEL WRIGHT DYD
IN OCTR YE 29 AN-
NOD [ANNO DOMINI] 1725 AGED 94
YEARS

By calculating out the date he should have been born about 1631. Talk about connecting to our earliest heritage. It was be very interesting to learn more about this gentleman and his role in Massachusetts history.

Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, Massachusetts