Artistically photographing a headstone ??

Started Aug 3, 2007 | Discussions thread
niagaragirl Regular Member • Posts: 318
Try a polarizer

...The stone is black, shiny and polished. ...

Definitely try a polarizer and stay away from high noon and the immediate hours around it. I did a series on military memorials, and when it came to black polished stone the polarizer helped a great deal. Even though it's not window glass you can get weird reflections of the black polished stone.

Also take some nice fresh flowers with you, maybe a couple of small flags if she was patriotic. Seeing as there is a Marine Corps etching, the flags would be nice in any event. Figure where the sun is at various times of day and go for the most beautiful light.

Take your photo with the heart involved, that will be your best shot.
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