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HLI Boer War, St Giles Cathedral

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:43 am    Post subject: HLI Boer War, St Giles Cathedral Reply with quote

OS Map Ref: NT 257 736

UKNIWM 8770

Sorry about the awful quality of this photo, my original is nearly as bad and not good enough for a transcription I am afraid, but at least you know the memorial exists and roughly what it looks like. I think the stone is quite stunning actually.



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The brass plaque is a reproduction of the one on the memorial in Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update including photos sent to UKNIWM 24 Sep 2007

and some better photos:







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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul

They are fantastic photographs of a brass plaque in a dark building. Have yoy any tips for the rest of us?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a digital camera that I selected especially with a good zoom and it works in low light levels. It's not an SLR and I don't know anything about exposure and F stop etc, so it is completely automatic. Give it time for the auto focus to work and remember that focus works on a small spot in the middle of the picture and on VERTICAL lines (so turn the camera sideways to get good focus if you need to). Sometimes I try to get in a position that avoids all reflections, but other times I move left/right and up/down to get in a position where the little light available is evenly spread across the plaque (a bit like deliberately using it as a mirror). Take plenty of pics (including close ups) so you can chuck away the bad ones. If you have to use flash, DON'T take the photo head on, use a slight angle to avoid glare. Standing back and using the zoom can sometimes give a better result than standing closer. Finally, when taking a lot of inside shots a long way from home, take a laptop PC so you can immediately check that the photos are good enough and do any retakes before you leave the site.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this memorial is number 15 on the St Giles plan
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="spoons"]Update including photos sent to UKNIWM 24 Sep 2007

and some better photos:

I continue to work through the backlog. These images have finally been uploaded to the WMR/UKNIWM today, 3 April 2020!!
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