Pitcher Matt Cain limited the Philadelphia Phillies to two hits in seven innings as the Giants secured a 3-0 victory in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
A sellout crowd of 43,000 cheered on their boys as they returned to San Francisco following two games in Philadelphia.
The Giants had tortured their fans for most of the season, but they won the National League pennant on the last day of the regular season. Then, once in the playoffs, they played like champs.
As part of this photo assignment for Corbis, the large photo agency, the editor Seth Greenberg and I agreed that I should mingle with the crowd and avoid using a press pass. I bought a ticket and walked into the stadium like any other fan. Despite the crush of people, shooting these photos was great fun.
The photos were made with a Nikon D3s camera shooting in RAW mode. Many of the images used a Nikon SB-900 fill flash and a Nikon SU-800 flash trigger. The images were processed in Photoshop CS-5. These photos, and many others, are available online at www.Corbis.com.