Storm Hike

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos     Instagram: kpfotog   Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve is open range land for humans and cows alike, Monday March 28, 2016. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2016 Monday started out much like today (Tuesday) cold and clear plus [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

A New Year, Same Photog

A late season storm produces a rainbow in the Alexander Valley, Thursday Feb. 18, 2016. (Kent Porter/ Press Democrat) Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos     Instagram: kpfotog It's been an interesting six months or so. Lake County's Valley fire sent me for a loop, but the nightmares [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Valley Fire: One Month Later

Follow me on Twitter: @kentphotos Instagram: kpfotog On Boggs Mountain in Cobb, the Humboldt Road and Summit Drive area shows the devastation wrought by the Valley fire, Friday Sept. 18, 2015. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2015 "When the wind picked up, the fire spread And the grapevines [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|2 Comments

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