Paul Revere Capture Ceremony

Minute Man National Park, Lincoln, MA

A ceremony commemorating the capture of Paul Revere took place at the Minute Man National Historic Park in Lincoln, MA on April 9, 2011. (Essdras M Suarez/ Globe Staff)

Behind the Scenes:

As part of season openings of the national parks in the area, the local re-enactors held a ceremony and I was assigned to cover the event. I was told I needed to get enough images for the paper and for the web newspapers website. This usually means shoot the heck out of the subject.

I was pleased with the request because it allowed me to employ the maxim I live by when it comes to photography: Keep shooting – keep moving – keep adjusting.

The ceremony what neither too long or too short – but, since I never stopped shooting, kept circling the protagonists and kept looking for new angles and moments, the time went by quite quickly.

Tech Stuff:

  • As always, two cameras one with a 24-70 2.8 and another with a 70-200 2.8 with a 1.4 TC. ISO 200,
  • Speeds: 1/125th to 1/200th of a second.
  • WB Cloudy (even though it was a bright sunny day I usually use the cloudy setting to add a little bit of warmth to the images.)