Summer Flames: Spring Blooms

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram:  kpfotog     Before: Valley fire Sept. 2015. After: Valley fire April 2016. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) Patience.  It's what's best about a journalist.  Wait it out, something will take place worthy of documentation.  Like all wildfires, it takes years for [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|2 Comments

Opening Day? Night? Week?

Follow me on Twitter @kentphotos Instagram:  kpfotog Gregor Blanco, Denard Span and Hunter Pence celebrate the Giants victory during their opener against the Dodgers at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Thursday April 7, 2016. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat ) 2016 It used to be almost all Major [...]

By | April 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Dungeness Crab Season Begins

Justin Davis, skipper of the Night Wind, says goodbye to his wife Deserie Davis and son Ivan as his crew prepares to head out crabbing after months of delay, Tuesday March 29, 2016 at Spud Point Marina in Bodega Bay. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2016 Twitter: @kentphotos  [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Storm Hike

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos     Instagram: kpfotog   Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is open range land for humans and cows alike, Monday March 28, 2016. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2016 Monday started out much like today (Tuesday) cold and clear plus [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

A New Year, Same Photog

A late season storm produces a rainbow in the Alexander Valley, Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. (Kent Porter/ Press Democrat) Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos     Instagram: kpfotog It's been an interesting six months or so. Lake County's Valley fire sent me for a loop, but the nightmares [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Valley Fire: One Month Later

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram: kpfotog On Boggs Mountain in Cobb, the Humboldt Road and Summit Drive area shows the devastation wrought by the Valley fire, Friday Sept. 18, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 "When the wind picked up, the fire spread And the grapevines [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|2 Comments

The Valley fire – a photographer’s story from the frontlines

Follow me: Twitter @kentphotos Instagram:  kpfotog   A Middletown apartment complex burns due to the Valley fire, Sunday Sept. 13, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 Extreme reporting is what I call it. Some folks jump out of perfectly good airplanes, some surf with sharks and still [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|14 Comments

Valley fire: “Lake County is looking like a ghost community”

Photographer Kent Porter's email to his colleagues at the Press Democrat on the collaborative efforts of covering the Valley fire in Lake County.

By | September 14th, 2015|2 Comments

Air Tanker Palooza

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram: kpfotog   Tanker 912 makes a drop on the latest Lake County fire, the Elk fire, Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 There are fire seasons when I don't make a picture of an air tanker dropping that bright [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|2 Comments

After the Media Leave

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos   Instagram:  kpfotog   Bill Hilbrandie carries off his sisters computer hard drive from the remains of her home, destroyed by the Rocky Fire in Lake County, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 National News.  We've had our share [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments