On February 3rd, Glover’s Regiment marched to Old Burial Hill to commemorate the life of John Glover on his birthday. I had never joined the Regiment on this annual march and was thrilled to be able to join the procession this year. We started off at Old Town House and made our way up Washington Street. The post-sunset march made photo opportunities difficult and I had only managed a few ‘keepers’ by the time we reached Old Burial Hill.
Once there, Seamus Daly gave a speech over Glover’s tombstone and I spotted this potential composition with lamps set on the stone and Glover’s Regiment lined up to fire a few volleys in commemoration. With the forced slower shutter speeds due to lighting, I was able to capture three plumes of smoke and fire as the Regiment fired off one of their three volleys.
For the unique opportunity of watching history be re-enacted and the fortune to capture this moment despite the difficult lighting conditions, Three Volleys on Old Burial Hill is my eighth favorite image of 2018.