The complete opposite of the last shot – this was a really tough shot to get. It was really cold on this February evening, there was almost no light and we were all gathered between headstones at Old Burial Hill (with two newspaper photographers there as well). I had no room for a tripod so opened up the lens to its maximum aperture and adjusted the ISO so I could handhold and be assured of a sharp image. I used the lanterns as a focal point (partly because it was too dark to focus on anything else). With a shutter speed of 1/100th of a second, I was very lucky to capture the muzzle flashes let alone so many at once.

For all those reasons and the history involved, this is my ninth favorite image of 2020.