Down Days

This Weeks Photo Dump

A record 80 degrees in Bridgeport, CT yesterday! It was beautiful up on the Seacoast as well – I’ve been getting into the bad habit of coming home after a shoot and putting my camera bag down without importing to the computer. I guess the weather is just too nice to stay inside.
Here’s this weeks take. Sorry, no sports this time. Spring skiing is in full effect and it looks like the next few weeks could be incredible up on Mount Washington. Remember, if you decide to travel up to Tuckerman’s and surrounding terrain, check the Avalanche Advisory and stay safe. After all – summer, bikinis and 80 degree weather are right around the corner.

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Disclaimer: We do not condone illegal artwork, in the second to last image the subject is lighting the wall with a candle – we do not condone the defacing of state property nor are we graffiti artists. All light painting photos were made with all of the safety precautions necessary. Fire extinguishers were on hand, at the ready.


Down Days: PNW

Well, in the past 3 days I’ve gotten more face shots than I did all season, but almost zero visibility and wind gusts over 75mph, the camera didn’t make it out of the bag. With the prospects of clear skies over the next few days the season norm kicked into gear thismorning with high temps and of course, rain. Instead of staring at my board all day, I decided to sort through some of the shots I’ve taken on the down days from the past few months. <


House of Blues | Jan. 16, 2012

Went to Boston earlier this week to photograph an event at the House of Blues with a few buddies. Audible Events provided the setup & Chris the bartender supplied the free booze. Good night with friends & some good photos too.

On a very very sad sidenote, Professional Freeskier Sarah Burke passed away this morning from injuries sustained during a practice in Park City. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Rory & Sarah’s family. She will be truely missed in the skiing community.


Fall Riding


With my recent escape from the cubicle trenches of the sales industry and the foliage popping all over New England, I took the rockhopper across the boarder to Maine & did a few fun summit laps with some of the camera gear. Still just awaiting the winter weather of La Nina 2.0 to kick in & bring in some of that glorious cold smoke. (Make sure to set the video to 1080p)

-Lucas


Ruffin’ It – Rangeley, Maine

With winter rapidly approaching & all this crazy hurricane weather lately, got me thinking thinking back to last winter and the absurd amount of snow that fell in the North East. I was lucky enough to get invited up to my good friend Eric’s camp, in Rangeley, ME – that was absolutely amazing. Views of Rangeley Lake right off the back deck & thousands of miles of trail to ride just outside the front door. Definitely one of the highlights of the winter – can’t wait for round two this season!


Aggie | 8.6.11

While waiting for Hurricane Emily & with ski season rapidly approaching, I decided it was a good idea to actually get my ass in shape this year. Mainly due to the mild-strokes I experienced filming last year while hiking & climbing lines (not to mention falling down several). So lately, I’ve been rolling up to Mt. Agamenticus in Maine to put some vertical into my running – granted it is just shy of 1,000 vertical ft. but its a great spot on a nice day. I’ve brought my camera with me every time in a backpack to try and catch a series of sunsets, long exposures & other lifestyle shots that include the infamous White Mountains – our winter playground in less than 150 days. Stay tuned for some swells.


July 20 | 2011

Headed north to Bathe, Maine a couple weekends ago to visit my good friend Matt & his family. Brought the camera around with me for the day – here’s what I came up with.


West Coast Update: 7/10

Found some work in Bend Oregon, and its still top to bottom snow cover at Mt. Bachelor 25min. down the road. Heres a few shots from a trip up on the Olympic Peninsula a week or two ago. Just stumbled upon an indoor skate park here in Bend, we’ll see what that has to offer.


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Here’s a few photos from Newburyport, MA the other day – super fun and some sunshine never hurts. This was my first try with some of the sequencing – which is a work in progress.



theGRANITEskate

Usually, when a beer distribution plant is closed down, it’s a sad day. Not so for skaters in Nashua – the old Budweiser distribution warehouse has recently been renovated and turned into a 25,000 square foot indoor park. This place has everything from a “kids” section to some Danny Way style drops. Having seen the other skate parks around the area – it was refreshing to see a professional indoor setup for everyone – for once, that wasn’t made entirely of sand piles and “QuikCrete.” It’s a couple bucks to skate and the cost is well worth it. That same weekend back on the Seacoast, I met up with Ryan and Andrew down at the Salisbury park for a mellow session after work. A couple other kids came out and just dismantled this little park, and quite honestly showed the rest of us up with ease. Here is a taste of what The Granite Skate has to offer.


Down Days | Part 1 – April 21, 2011

In between swells here, looks like Saturday might be surfable and then something way out like on Friday of next week. The sun was shining when I woke up this morning, it’s been so dark and rainy lately and I have been dying to use my new ND filter some more. This would require a sunrise or sunset – actually being able to see the sun going down would be nice. I took a little trip down to Salisbury skatepark with my buddy Mike before sunset – check out the clip below. Scored a few shots during the sunset but nothing I’m really that stoked about.
I am stoked that ESM (Eastern Surfing Mag – Easternsurf.com) has posted Part 5 of the Spring Verses series, thanks to Ryan Dunfee and Nick over at ESM. I’m stoked to see it up there and hope they can post Part 6. And hopefully we get some waves here so I can get out therrreeee.