Sunday, March 29, 2009

How I Spent My Day

Fireball V

I stood on Potrero Hill for nearly six hours today, waiting for this shot. A film crew was in town, shooting a TV pilot for a potential series called Trauma, and word was out that there would be a big explosion on Hwy. 280 sometime this afternoon. The window was supposed to be between 1:00 and 4:00, but it actually happened at just a few minutes before 6:00. Along with another dozen other photographers and videographers or so, I was able to capture this shot after hours of waiting.

Then I was featured on one of the local TV news shows (KRON 4), and misquoted by the local paper. Sheesh.


Kym said...

That's a cool photo. Looks like the Devil himself came to SF.

ahab said...

Pretty dramatic!

Tom Hilton said...

Awesome! Did you plug PaaL on TV?

Shiltone said...

It blowed up real good!

aimai said...

Wow, I know that view. My great aunt lives on Potrero Hill. Incredible work getting that shot!


Generik said...

Thank you all, I think it was worth the standing arund waiting all day for the shots I was able to get.

Tom, no, sorry, I didn't have the presence of mind to mention Pixels to any of the reporters (also, I'm kind of modest, shy and retiring, as I'm sure you've noticed).

aimai, I wonder if your great aunt was able to see that from her house? I was standing on Texas Street just below 19th when I took it.