I was fooled
I was impressed with the image and was amazed that no one else had discovered and photographed such an amazing event at Golden Gate Park before. I knew the image was for an ad, but they never said it was fake and staged.
I think OP has reached a new low with this one, thanks for letting us know that it was a fake.
I have had editors make up some silly things about my images, to make the creation of the image sound more "exciting" but this is just a big lie.
They should at least admit to their readers that it was not real.
I think you should also post this on NPN.