As we pass six months of social distancing and mask wearing, I found myself drawn to my admittedly few environmental portraits that had yet to be shared. This shot of Glover’s Regiment crossing Marblehead harbor as a tribute to simpler days was an instant selection.

The shot was captured on December 1, 2018 and features the whole of the Regiment well within our now 6 foot distance. At the time I thought nothing of this shot and put it in the ‘to be published’ archive having favored some others from the outing. Now it carries so much more weight and longing for those simpler days.

To be clear, I am 100% in support of mask wearing and social distancing. In fact, I was very impressed on our day trip to Boston and Newbury Street over Labor Day weekend when I found more than 95% of pedestrians wearing masks on the street.