Spring Training

After my trip to Victoria I flew down to California and drove to Arizona with some of my family. It was time for Spring Training. We have been going to Spring Training in Scottsdale, Arizona for the past 15 years. This is where half of the Major League Baseball teams go before the regular season starts. We try to see the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and the San Diego Padres. The ball parks and crowds are small so getting around is pretty easy, and the players usually sign autographs before and after the games.

Tim Lincecum






Pablo Sandoval
Pablo Sandoval












Buster Posey
Buster Posey








The Talk
The Talk






On one of our non-game days, I took a short hike into the Cave Creek Regional Park for some sunset photos. My goal was to scout out the area for future photo ops and to capture a few images of the sunset while I was there.
Sunset Trail

I arrived late in the day and was able to get a few shots along the trail before the sun went down.
Teddy Bear Cholla and Saguaro

Once the sun had set over the horizon it got dark very quickly. (Up here in the Pacific Northwest I’m used to being able to continue shooting after the sun goes down.) In this image you can see the Scottsdale City lights glowing in the background.
Night Trail

We had a great time and I’m looking forward to next year.

6 Comments on “Spring Training

  1. Glad to know you are having fun. Great pictures. Loved the desert photos.


  2. Glad you had a good time, the park pics are gorgeous!


  3. Just when I ask for more photos more often, here is a second posting. Love the desert shots w/ the cactus in the foreground. Baseball looks fun too.


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