For some reason, I always seem to end up back here. It’s such a beautiful setting and on days when I just want to get out and away, it calls to me. On this particular afternoon, I felt the urge to get outside and take some nature photos, and Irvine Park was close by. It wasn’t until I had already paid the entry fee and parked that I discovered there was some kind of massive track meet going on there. The normally relaxed setting was overrun with high school kids and their friends and family. I decided to stay, even though crowds are not my thing, and managed to find a trail off to the side that wasn’t completely overwhelmed with people. It was a beautiful day and I enjoyed capturing different facets of it.