I’ve had a lot of great experiences in Qualcomm Stadium over the years. When I was a kid, and it was called Jack Murphy Stadium, I used to go to Padres games that would conclude with fireworks and a set from the Beach Boys. I’ve taken the place over for a photo shoot with the San Diego Chicken. I’ve shot four years of Chargers football from the field. And I’ve seen what it’s like when a season begins and a season ends.
But flying over it was a special experience. I shared a photo previously, of a wide view of the stadium. This image takes a closer look at the patterns caused by the seats, the field and afternoon shadows. The picture is also a marked contrast to this poignant aerial photo, by the Union-Tribune’s K.C. Alfred, of the stadium flooded earlier this year.
This image is part of a collection from a recent helicopter flight over San Diego. For more aerial images, check out the related links on the left side of this post.