There are only so many photographs that make it in to the newspaper. Dubya dubya dubya has been a saving grace for we photogs who shoot too many photos and have $0 budget to hang them in some coffee shop.

Coffee and I don’t get along anyway.

Still, the motivation to make photos even in my sleep, is a strong one. I have dreams from time to time that I’m shooting a spot news assignment (usually some kind of tornado outbreak) and forget to put film in my camera and open the camera back only to find there is film. Same dream every time.

Never mind I’ve only shot one roll of film in the last ten years or so.

Back on track, I’ve worked some nights recently and have had a good time capturing the late afternoon light. To me, summer and fall are the best time of year to shoot. The light is good for three or four hours in the afternoon giving one plenty of time to make decent pictures.

Did I mention that I like silhouette’s too?

Follow the light.

It will guide you.

The waxing crescent moon with Venus in tow, Boyes Hot Springs, Wednesday July 14, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Evan Erickson of the Healdsburg Owls takes swings in the on deck circle as he waits for teammate Justin Herraugh to get a hit during Wine Country Baseball, Wednesday July 14, 2010 at Arnold Field in Sonoma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Melanie Troxel waits in her In N out Burger funny car for a qualifying run during the Fram-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Friday July 16, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

The Sonoma Crushers had home field advantage against the Healdsburg Owls during Wine Country Baseball, Wednesday July 14, 2010 at Arnold Field in Sonoma. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Now that's a mohawk. Infineon Raceway, Friday July 16, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

Oakland police hold a skirmish line in fading light in Oakland, July 8, 2010. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2010

A flame is used to dry off water on the track after drivers smoke their tires during the Fram Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Friday July 16, 2010. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2010

-Kent Porter