This is the first year in which I have had two sets of images captured on the same day make it into my top 10 list. On July 4th, I had made it out to Fort Sewall for the dedication of the newly renovated fort and to capture Glover’s Regiment firing their new cannon.

It was incredibly hot that day and I only had a few firings to make sure I had my settings dialed in correctly. As I quickly discovered, not every shot included a plume of fire as some were simple smoke shots. By the time the last shot was fired, I had two frames that captured the power of the new cannon but this one with Marblehead Light standing above the fire and smoke was an instant favorite.

For the power and history depicted in a single frame, this is my third favorite image of Marblehead in 2022.