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My parents and I were trolling graveyards for ancestry stuff and found a few tombstones that were very likely belonged to my family but those are the older marble stones which didn't stand to 100+ years of rain. Using newspaper and crayons didn't work on some of them but I thought if I took pictures I'd try messing with contrast to show the hard to read inscriptions.

I couldn't get it to be readable on my computer either. Is there a trick to alter the photo and make them a bit readable? Or a photo taking trick that would have helped?

PS if you can decipher the eroded inscription in the 4 pictures in the link above, it would be a big help!!
    
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Nice find. SUb to know the writings.
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I've just thrown all of my editing knowledge at it. I've got nothing. I can make out a couple words, but that it.
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Can you post what you found?
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post #5 of 16
Free bumpity bump bumpity bumperson.

Interested if any of the image editing guru's can help out.
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Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
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post #7 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by catcherintherye View Post
Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
I'm pretty sure it's called an engagement ring I could be wrong though
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Quote:
Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
i'm pretty sure it's called an engagement ring i could be wrong though
OMG you're rite my wife is SAURON!
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post #9 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cole19 View Post
I've just thrown all of my editing knowledge at it. I've got nothing. I can make out a couple words, but that it.
Bummer. Would light from different angle make a big enough difference? I could come back at dusk (before closing time) and use really bright flashlight. I know using built-in flash bulb wouldn't work as it'd light up too much and wash out any shadow or edges, and I don't have remote flashes to play with.

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Originally Posted by Speedster159 View Post
Can you post what you found?
Already posted, see http://www.flickr.com/photos/lego_ot...7626509602963/
    
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Maybe harsh harsh light from one side could bring out line by line. But I am not sure....
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