Before I left for Arizona I said I’d share some photographs on the other side. Time to make good!
Disclaimer: this trip was more about spring baseball than photography. Unfortunately, since the White Sox moved from Tucson to Phoenix, it has significantly curtailed my options when it comes to shooting.
Some of the choicest scenery in Arizona is within easy range of Tucson: Saguaro National Park (two of them…one on either side of the city), Tucson Mountain Park, and Sabino Canyon. A bit further to the west, on the way to Kitt Peak, lie fields of poppies (conditions permitting). And if you’re willing to drive a little farther, you’ve got Organ Pipe National Monument.
Phoenix, on the other hand, does not offer an array of landscapes. There are very few saguaro cactus that far north, and since it’s much more populated, it’s hard to get away from sprawl.
The Grand Canyon is a fairly significant drive – more than 4 hours. Tough to get up there and back – AND catch good light – with only one open day.
I did make it up to Sedona hoping to have a little luck in a compressed amount of time. This image of Cathedral Rock ended up pairing nicely with a great verse from the Book of Isaiah:
Sadly, after Sedona, there were no more opportunities to shoot. Spent the rest of the week concentrating on baseball. (Which, in my book, is one of the most enjoyable things I can think of to do….so all’s well that ends well!)
9 days to Opening Day!
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