On Saturday, Glover’s Regiment took part in the annual Christmas Walk and then arrived at the State Street Landing before 3pm to fire a salute and then re-enact the crossing of the Delaware River. I arrived a little before 3 and tried to find a new vantage point from which to shoot the regiment as it fired three volleys over the water. As luck would have it, the company leader (Seamus Daly) let me know they were going to head onto the stage and I quickly came up with this composition.

My hope was to capture Glover’s Regiment firing their rifles as the star towered above the scene. As I shot each volley, I noticed that the star had become framed by smoke from the musket blasts and created an even more interesting composition. With the people gathered to hear Seamus speak beforehand, I had every part of the scene filled with an interesting element.