At the oldest cemetery in Sioux Falls, SD are a number of Civil War veterans. Many of them have a military grave marker with an adjoining metal flag holder indicating they were members of the G.A.R. or the Grand Army of the Republic.
This particular stone belongs to H. W. Lewis of Company C of the 22nd Infantry of the Wisconsin Infantry.
I created this model from 38 photos using a Sony A5100 in RAW mode with a Nikon Series E 35mm 1:2.5 lens on an adapter.
I chose this stone at random and used a tripod to take a series of overlapping photos using my Sony A5100 in RAW mode with a Nikon Series E 35mm 1:2.5 lens via an adapter.
I took a total of 38 photos around the stone and a few closer shots of the front of the G.A.R. star. Somehow, I overlooked getting adequate coverage for the very top of the grave stone!
At home, I converted all the Sony ARW raw files to DNG files, imported them into Photomatix Pro, and settled on a conservative HDR output in TIF.
After double-checking all the files to be sure of even tones and exposures, I opened the folder in Photoscan and used the 'Medium' setting from start to finish. It took roughly an hour to transform the 38 photos into a good model of H. W. Lewis' grave stone.
The only thing left to do was open the model in Meshmixer to repair the hole at the top of the grave stone and do some slight editing before exporting it as a OBJ & PLY file to share here.