Sometimes I’ll arrive at an assignment and the light will be perfect, sometimes the opposite.  Last week I covered a house fire near Healdsburg.  The light was fading fairly quickly and the front of the home was in shade.  The fire, devastating to the occupants of the home, stayed mostly at the rear of the structure as smoke traveled through the attic, creating what one firefighter called a very rare “smoke explosion” .

Fortunately, I was able to work with the hardball light to make a decent picture.

A Geyserville firefighter jumps from a roof a home to a bank that backs up to the dwelling in the 900 block of Dry Creek Road after a fire severely damaged the home, Thursday Dec, 8, 2011. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2011

 

-Kent Porter