The Giants Win the Pennant! The Giants Win the Pennant! San Francisco loves to support its sports teams and when the Giants won the NL Championship the entire city lights itself to match its teams colors. City Hall has turned orange; Coyt Tower decks itself in orange; and for each World Series game the Transamerica Building turns its Beacon on in Orange glory.
Willie and I drove up to the Marin Headlands early in the evening and made our way to the teeny little spot called “Thread the Needle”. In this specific spot the Transamerica Beacon lines up perfectly in the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nick Sternberg met up with us and the 3 of us enjoyed the evening to ourselves.
While the Transamerica Beacon did light up orange, it was a bit more disappointing than we thought. The orange light isn’t as bright as the normal white Beacon and thus didn’t turn into a giant star like we’re used to. Additionally, the orange light looks almost red and is dwarfed by the lights on top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Oh well, at least Coyt Tower and the Embarcadero Center buildings are lit in beautiful orange colors.
And of course the Giants beat the Royals 7-1 in Game 1! Here’s to 3 more!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF
170mm, f/16, ISO 400, 30 sec