A while back I blogged about this photo:
ISO 800 50mm f/13 1/160
Based on what I could find online, a few things like his name and date of birth didn’t seem to add up when you looked at this grave marker. So I went back to the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. The staff member who helped me was a bit surprised that I wasn’t researching a relative,but was more than happy to give me a hand in my research. It ended up being pretty simple. The Carlisle H. Reville whose grave I photographed, was Carlisle H. Reville Jr. My search had been further complicated by the fact that the 1930 Census record was handwritten, and the later data entry spelled his first name wrong.
It’s easy to see why a mistake was made.
So, on the data entry portion of this page, he is listed as “Caulislo”, easy to see why.
In the course of my research I found out that Reville Sr. had served in WWI. I also found out that Reville Jr. had first been buried at another cemetery but was moved here when this cemetery was established. What I can’t find is a decent lead on the family, other than they were living in Pennsylvania in the 1930’s and 1940’s. If you happen to know this family, I am more than happy to have them contact me if they would like a digital copy of the photo I have taken of their relative’s grave.
Since I was back at the cemetery, you know that I took some more pictures. Here is one from that day:
The edited black and white version
I’ve edited this in Lightroom and using a black and white plug-in. I’ll post the original below, but one of the first things I did while it was still a color version was to bring out detail in the shadows and increase the saturation in the blues and the greens. It looks horrible in that state, but once it is converted to black and white it looks good again. Here is the original file:
The subject is well suited to black and white I think. I’ve included it in my portfolio at Picfair. Somehow the color version just seems to vivid for the subject matter. What do you think? Feel free to comment on my new photo or on the follow up from my older post.