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

Forget Spring. Pass Go to Summer.

California?  We have four season just like everywhere else here on the third rock from the sun. Really. Here are examples: -Summer.  Mild to hot days. Don't water garden, not enough water. Don T-shirts and sunscreen. Get great tan.  Wear sweatshirts at night; marine layer makes it feel like winter. [...]

By | March 20th, 2015|0 Comments

I See Stars. Not the Borealis

Been awhile, eh? Every couple of months I will venture out on a moonless night and photograph the stars.  Just to do it.  Maybe it's a meteor shower, or a long exposure of a wild land fire.  It's a little more difficult theses days, well, because I like my sleep.  With [...]

By | March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

How Many Days ‘Till Spring Training?

That all depends.  If you're a top prospect, spring training started with Arizona Fall League. Or the Australian Baseball League and maybe the Caribbean League.  The Dominican Winter League, along with the Mexican Pacific League, Puerto Rican League and Venezuelan Winter League  send their league champions to compete in the Caribbean Series in February, which ends [...]

By | November 18th, 2014|0 Comments

The Right Light: Sunset At Pozzi Ranch

Everyone knew Vic Pozzi as Farmer Vic.  To the thousands of people that visited his farm while spending vacation time at WorldMark Resort on Shiloh Road, he was the caretaker of 15 brahman bulls, dozens of sheep, gaggles of domesticated geese, a few emus (Elvis and Priscilla among them) and a dog [...]

By | October 10th, 2014|0 Comments

LagunaPic 09.08.14

"Outside the dark is falling, stars are twinkling bright That old hoot owl is calling, every thing's all right Honky tonk moon." "Honky Tonk Moon"  by Randy Travis, written by Dennis O'rourke And so, another Harvest Moon rises.   The cool dampness of the air, reminds us; everyone, this long dry [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|2 Comments

LagunaPic 08.22.14

What with an earthquake putting a little crimp (well, a lot of crimp) in posting photos I shot at the Laguna de Santa Rosa last Friday, Tuesday (today) is my day to catch-up. Without further interruption….. A crayfish found wandering on a Laguna de Santa Rosa trail is displayed [...]

By | August 26th, 2014|1 Comment

A 20 Percent Chance….

When I worked in Texas, there was always a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.  We all took it with a grain of salt mainly because it was always 110 degrees with no clouds in the sky.  Then the monsoon would funnel in.  Usually it meant the chance of rain was [...]

By | July 21st, 2014|0 Comments