This early 20th century grave marker is another beautiful example of the prevailing notion of cemetery beautification through the monuments erected to the memory of its residents. Rustification, nature and subtle religious elements were blended together to create striking monuments like this one.
I set up my Nikon D200 on a tripod in Aperture Mode. As always, I shot my photos in the RAW format in case I'd need to make corrections later. I set my ISO to 100 and my lens to f/22 for maximum sharpness. The lens used was an old 50mm manual focus Nikon Series E.
I then circled the grave marker making sure each time that my shot was in focus and as balanced as possible for good exposure. In this particular instance, I chose to do my photography when it was overcast so it would minimize the extremes of shadow or highlights.
When I got home, I imported all my photos into Adobe Lightroom, rechecked them to be sure of their exposures and sharpness, made any necessary corrections and finally exported them as 16-bit TIFs. My next step was to mask each photo and export the resulting masks as PNGs.
My final step was to import both the TIFs & PNG masks into Agisoft Photoscan. I set the preferences to create a model at the 'High' level of detail and accuracy, set my Macbook Pro to work and went to bed. By morning, after making a few extra tweaks, the model was ready to share.