Framed by Smoke at the Landing

  • Glover's Regiment fires a volley with the star overhead framed by smoke and a crowd gathered to watch the subsequent crossing of the Marblehead harbor

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.

By |2018-12-03T21:16:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Traditions|Tags: , , |5 Comments


  1. Larry Sands December 4, 2018 at 6:58 am - Reply

    As always, great picture!

  2. Tracey Pope Pfister December 4, 2018 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Marblehead forever!

  3. Lyn Haywood McGuire December 4, 2018 at 11:30 am - Reply

    Beautiful photography!

  4. Ron Tarr December 4, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Janice and I really miss all the festivities
    And our home in old town (Glover Square)

  5. Susan Corlies December 4, 2018 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    You captured it perfectly.

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