Originally, I went to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Tuesday to photograph Jose Ochoa feeding his cattle alfalfa hay, near the intersection of Occidental and Sanford Roads.  I’m continuously surprised by how the light changes from minute to minute and the dichotomy of the Laguna which provides multiple opportunities to make interesting pictures in its environs, by being in the right place at the right time.

 

Jose Ochoa prepares to feed cattle, Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013 off Sanford Road. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 201

Jose Ochoa feeds cattle, Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013 off Sanford Road. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

I arrived early.  Obviously a good sunrise is too good to pass up.

Sunrise over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Geese, who fly so gracefully, attempt a landing in the Laguna, Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Sanford Road is a popular west county shortcut for bicyclists and for those on the way to school, Tuesday morning Nov. 26, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Looking more like a scene from the tropics, the Laguna Center is bathed in morning light, Tuesday Nov. 26, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

-Kent Porter