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The Valley fire – a photographer’s story from the frontlines

Follow me: Twitter @kentphotos Instagram:  kpfotog   A Middletown apartment complex burns due to the Valley fire, Sunday Sept. 13, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 Extreme reporting is what I call it. Some folks jump out of perfectly good airplanes, some surf with sharks and still [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|15 Comments

Valley fire: “Lake County is looking like a ghost community”

Photographer Kent Porter's email to his colleagues at the Press Democrat on the collaborative efforts of covering the Valley fire in Lake County.

By | September 14th, 2015|2 Comments

Air Tanker Palooza

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram: kpfotog   Tanker 912 makes a drop on the latest Lake County fire, the Elk fire, Wednesday Sept. 2, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 There are fire seasons when I don't make a picture of an air tanker dropping that bright [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|2 Comments

After the Media Leave

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos   Instagram:  kpfotog   Bill Hilbrandie carries off his sisters computer hard drive from the remains of her home, destroyed by the Rocky Fire in Lake County, Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 National News.  We've had our share [...]

By | September 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Super Moon

Follow mew on twitter: @kentphotos  Instagram: kpfotog   he super moon rises above Founaingrove Saturday Aug. 29, 2015 in Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 The skies have been smoky for weeks.  Hoping that the rain (rain?) would wipe our air clean in Sonoma County this [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|0 Comments


Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos         Instagram: kpfotog “There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   A golden bosc pear weighing in at nearly 1.2lbs, Monday Aug. 24, 2015 at Scully Packing Co. [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Outtakes: Fire Photos

You can follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos on Instagram:  kpfotog Fire romps through tinder dry brush during the Rocky fire in Lake County, July 29, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 It's been, so far, a summer of fire discontent in Lake and Napa Counties (Yolo, Solano and [...]

By | August 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Red Flag Warning

Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram:  kpfotog   Weather models had been hinting for nearly a week now that the Bay Area could get some lightning at the end of this week.  Now, the National Weather Service has posted a Red Flag Warning to highlight the incoming weather, there is very little moisture with [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|0 Comments

The Fire Apocalypse?

Geyserville firefighter Brett Thatcher faces down backfire off Morgan Valley Road on the Rocky fire near Lower Lake on Thursday, July 30, 2015. (KENT PORTER/ PD) Follow me on twitter: @kentphotos Instagram: kpfotog Say what you want about drought, climate change, general weather weirdness and dogs and cats [...]

By | August 2nd, 2015|13 Comments

A Sampling of Photos

It seems to be a habit, this weather/photojournalism thing.  Drought, fires, floods, hurricanes etc. As it does many of us, weather touches photographers in arcane ways.  Our spouses become widows when the light becomes just right.  My significant other, the love of my life, knows this well.  Fire season around [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|2 Comments