In this job, there’s no avoiding water.  Even when the sky is bright blue, I still manage to get soaked.  On Tuesday I was assigned to cover frost protection measures in area vineyards.  Of course, some growers had sprinklers running to coat young vines from near freezing temperatures.  To get a good picture, it means immersing (no pun) yourself in to a shoot.  That meant getting under sprinklers to make a decent frame.  For those that saw the secondary picture in the Press Democrat this morning on the Empire section (B1), it was a little muddy.  Here’s what it looks like:

On Slusser Road Tuesday April 6, 2010 in Santa Rosa, sprinklers coat a vineyard with water as part of frost protection measures due to the early morning frost warnings. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

It was an easy shoot, but I wanted a little more, like people in the picture. I was in the right place at the right time:

On Eastside Road near Forestville, Tuesday April 6, 2010, Salvador Camacho checks sprinkler flows as part of frost protection measures used due to thwart early morning frost warnings. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

It’s not so much that I happened upon the scene, I know that with 500,000 people in this county, someone is bound to be out and around at seven in the morning standing under a sprinkler.