I’m enjoying my journey into gravestone photography for genealogical documentary purposes. Wow, that’s a mouthful. Yes, I like taking cemetery photos and sharing them with family history researchers.
I do my best to respect the ‘rules’ of cemetery photography.
- Do not do further damage to the stone.
- Walk softly and clean off bird poop before I take any photos.
- Move flowers to get a nice clear photograph.
However, in some cases, getting a clear photo is very difficult. I’ve shared how difficult it was to get a photo of Thomas L Williams in the Green Lawn Cemetery. His stone has a giant bush in front of his marker.
|Floral-ly decorated stone in Obetz Cemetery|
On this particular occasion, the flowers surrounding a stone couldn’t be easily moved. So, I took the best picture I could. Hopefully Henrietta K Dillon’s husband Paul won’t be too upset that this photo features his wife.