Illumination and filter thoughts.

George S Leaf

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Aug 13, 2020
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Light density pencil entries on age yellowed ledger/record pages.
Some very old cemetery plot/grave records provide the puzzle source.

First attempt was North facing window light, Nikon D7000 with UV Filter only.
Difficult to pick up the lighter entries.

Planning to use a daylight LED source. Yellow and blue filters are standard with it.
What might be the most absorbed wavelength by graphite pencil on paper.
Then, how to filter source and or lens to bring up the the markings.

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