Albeit, it’s a little daunting to make good pictures every day.  In the wonderful world of photojournalism, it’s my job to do exactly that. Sometimes they’re good, other times not so.  But I try.

So with little fanfare, I start Frame the Day.

Once in a while, like today, it will be plural.

There is a little valley, barely a one-half mile wide, off Mark West Station Road. During certain times of the year, it’s phototopia.  Mustard in the spring, lush growth during summer and vibrant colors in fall and early winter.  Once in awhile it floods.  All in all, it’s a good place to make a picture.

Art Banti of BK Vineyards in Santa Rosa, picks Rome apples, Monday Oct. 25, 2010. (Kent Porter) 2010

Art Banti samples a Rome apple at his brother-in-laws orchard off Mark West Station Road near Santa Rosa, Monday Oct. 25, 2010. (Kent Porter) 2010

During yesterday’s deluge, the apples would have been impossible to harvest. The orchard was six inches under water. On Monday, the sun dried the orchard out nicely.

-Kent Porter