As much as one movie reviewer mentioned that this was the summer of “shrapnel’ for all the shoot em-up flicks out there, I would call it the Continuing Summer of Color for photography.  At least here in Sonoma County.

The stars seem to be lining up for my trusty Canon camera.  Maybe it’s pure coincidence.  Maybe not.

Maybe I’m just lucky.

James Parry, 10, helped set-up chairs as people came in looking for a good place to sit for the Monte Rio Variety show in Monte Rio, Thursday July 28, 2011. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Riders get off to a quick start in the fifth race on the turf track, Wednesday July 27, 2011 during the first day of the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

Russell Baze rides Lady of Fifty to victory during the third race at the Sonoma County Fair, Wednesday July 27, 2011 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2011

-Kent Porter