A rain and wind storm that whipped through Neyland Stadium on Saturday played a factor in the game, but also left an impact on one photographer.
The National Weather Service reported that 0.25 of an inch of rain fell in a six-hour period, but the timeframe also included winds of 25 m.p.h. Given that combination, Chris Parent, an athletics photographer for LSU, posted a unique picture of the weather on Twitter, but added that his hope of shooting a football game in the rain was “completely and utterly wrong.”
Weather photos are often the most striking, especially the more severe the precipitation. Given he shutter speed Parent chose on this frame, the large droplets were clear in this image that’s worthy of a frame.
Along with the weather, the 30-10 LSU win may be most remembered for being Brady Hoke’s first game as interim coach for the Vols.
For years I thought it’d be fun to shoot a game in rain… turns out I was wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.
But the pictures look cool. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/RrcBoGCmAJ
— Chris Parent (@ChrisParent) November 19, 2017