Philadelphia Art Museum Skyline During Eagles Super Bowl LII
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Philadelphia Art Museum Skyline During Eagles Super Bowl LII

Philadelphia Art Museum Skyline During Eagles Super Bowl LII


I captured this image with my son at the top of Rocky Steps after the Philadelphia Eagles humiliated the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game. The anticipation of Super Bowl LII prompted the city to shine green throughout the night. The weather at the top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art was extremely windy and frigid, which forced my son and I to create these images super quick, so we could warm up in the car. I shot this using triple exposure to convert the cars into rays of lights, and make the immovable light (on the buildings) crisply pop and glare in the night sky. On one building, a cluster of lights formed into an underdog mask, but while shooting in triple exposure, it moved too quickly and was impossible to catch.


I'm glad that our home team beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl because it makes this image more impactful and captures the essence of that championship Underdog team. Even better, the Rocky Steps was the location of Jason Kelce's famous speech addressing the victory, the naysayers, and the underdog mentality. It's incredible to capture an image from a spot before it possessed any real value to the legendary championship season.




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