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Rain on a Warm Cloudless Night ?

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 1 September 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Yup. It happened while Erik and I were visiting the ballpark on that warm Tuesday night a week ago. What could cause such a thing?

The answer is a Giants Home Run.

Catcher Buster Posey of the hometown Giants had just launched a three-run home run into the deepest part of the park.

Whenever the Giants score a home run at AT&T Park - two official demonstrations happen. A large foghorn located above center-field begins to sound. And four massive water cannon located within the right-field archway columns discharge simultaneously. Here is what the resultant shower looks like outside the park along the waterfront promenade.

That bicycler at left was wearing the Giants colors and it looked to me like he had intentionally driven along here just to get soaked. It was still really warm - so why not?

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the light on the water, very well taken

1 Sep 2010 5:28am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great image of the warmth produced by the Giants :))

1 Sep 2010 6:21am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Lovely shot..looks like a tsunami...
Great perspective

1 Sep 2010 6:36am

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

I like ambiance of this shot.

1 Sep 2010 1:24pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

love the light and the mood

1 Sep 2010 1:54pm

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

That is weird! But a fine image.

1 Sep 2010 4:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice with this light

1 Sep 2010 4:36pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well documented, but I'm glad you were out in it, wouldn't have see through the stands if you'd stayed at home!

1 Sep 2010 5:20pm

GH from Ker, France

Magnifique photographie pour l'angle, les lumières...

1 Sep 2010 8:59pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This really picks up the atmosphere of the moment . . just like being caught in the rainstorm.

1 Sep 2010 9:19pm

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot !

1 Sep 2010 10:04pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful perspective! Fabulous composition and great light! LOve the fog displayed!

2 Sep 2010 3:38am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what a beautiful shot! challenging! ;)

2 Sep 2010 4:22am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

2 Sep 2010 4:28am

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch !! Unfortunately, that's a phenomena I missed on my one excursion to that great little park !!!

2 Sep 2010 10:17pm

k@ from Paris, France

I can hear the crowd, the noise, the Fzzz of the electric lights, superb vivid & cinematic one again.

2 Sep 2010 10:34pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

totally cool (as usual from you!). i like the atmosphere :)

5 Sep 2010 11:47pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

hahaha -- this beautiful -- awesome catch!!!

6 Sep 2010 12:03pm