Spring Training

by Richard Manning March. 06, 2020 112 views

We took a trip to watch Spring Training games in Arizona. Learned about some of the challenges of trying to photograph sports action. I didn't even try to get plays at the plate or head first slides, hard enough just to anticipate a pitch and a swing!

Camelback Staduim

Camelback Staduim

Seattle Mariner's third baseman, Kyle Seager.  I like this image because the netting disappeared due to the deep  focus on the zoom lens.  In the other photos below the netting is very apparent.

Seattle Mariner's third baseman, Kyle Seager. I like this image because the netting disappeared due to the deep focus on the zoom lens. In the other photos below the netting is very apparent.

Seager at bat  The less zoom the more the netting becomes visible.

Seager at bat The less zoom the more the netting becomes visible.

I liked the way the zoom lens flattens the image.

I liked the way the zoom lens flattens the image.

I was glad to catch the pitch in flight. Unfortunately, the umpire in kind of on top of the pitcher

I was glad to catch the pitch in flight. Unfortunately, the umpire in kind of on top of the pitcher

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