This is another great example of the natural world motif that drove the design of grave markers and headstones in the early 20th century. At that time, cemeteries were considered a formal kind of community park and grave markers and monuments were meant to beautify the cemetery as much as be a statement about the people they commemorated. The usual iconography of things like plants, trees, an open book symbolizing the summer of a life are present here.
I used a tripod and a manual focus 50mm prime lens with my Nikon D200 to carefully and slowly photograph the Kilgore monument in RAW mode. I set the ISO at 100 with an f/22 to ensure that as much of the scene was as sharply focused as possible. I shot about 30 photos overall.
When I got home, I opened all the photos in Adobe Lightroom and proceeded to check each one and make any necessary corrections for exposure and sharpness. I then exported the corrected photos as 16-bit TIFs. I then opened the TIFs and masked them and saved the masks as PNGs.
Finally, I imported the TIFs & PNG masks in Agisoft Photoscan and used the highest level possible recreation settings. I then finally exported the finished model at a PLY model to upload here.