I've been a fan of the SF Giants since 1971, and at long last got to experience the thrill of a championship and the subsequent parade down Market Street.
I posted up at the somewhat obvious spot where Montgomery turns onto Market. That let me see down Montgomery to get the parade, banner and confetti in shot, as well as be at the point where the players first see down Market. This decision, while seemingly smart at the time, turned out to be a poor decision as it was so extremely popular that it was the most difficult shooting environment I've ever been in. I did elevate myself on a giant paint can, but I was getting knocked around all the time. Plus, with all the camera phones and cheap digitals they have these days, I had to contend with a lot of waving arms in front of me. I've seen lots of clear shots from other parts of the parade where it was much less difficult.
Still... such a glorious event, and a fantastic day! Although people started filling the parade route at sunrise, I could walk there from my office an hour before the start, and escape the hordes on their way to the Civic Center afterward to enjoy the speeches from the TV at the Cosmopolitan Cafe.
11/3/10. Nikon D80.
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