Over the last few weeks visitors of hertsbaseball.com have been enjoying the wonderful images of baseball games at Grovehill Ballpark. Many of them have been courtesy of photographer Jim Garnett.
Garnett has been a professional photographer since 1985 with the Toronto Sun (1985 – 2010) covering the Toronto Blue Jays at their SkyDome ballpark. In that time he received five ‘News Photograph of the Year’ awards. Covered the war in the former Yugoslavia for the Toronto Sun during 1995. Pictures published in ‘Time’ magazine, Canadian Business, Canadian Yachting, Macleans magazine and many other newspapers, magazines and web sites. He has also freelanced for the Sun [London], the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror and the Daily Telegraph. Garnett has also worked as a professional television cameraman for CBC, CTV, Global Television and Entertainment Tonight. He shot the Canadian ‘Little League’ 2010 Championship series in Ancaster, Ontario for CTV Sports British Columbia.
This year Garnett started a project covering British Baseball and the National Baseball League in particular. Apart from appearing in various regional and national newspapers, his images will appear regularly in the British Baseball Magazine – a weekly online blog-based photo-oriented publication focusing on the British Baseball Federation’s National Baseball League during the regular season.
Below you will see some of the images from the 2012 NBL Opening Game between the Herts Falcons and the Bracknell Blazers. Many more photos from the day are available here.