BLADE LIFE: Dan Barnes #3

Dan Barnes — AO Topside Pornstar

Dan Barnes shares another peek into his BLADE LIFE with this sunset AO Topside Pornstar. Get a quick lesson in snappy, dedicated photographers, a lucky spot find, and the upside of understanding your area’s weather patterns. — ONE

Growing up in Western New York we have become very accustomed to the erratic and unpredictable weather late fall can bring. Strong cold fronts come across the dwindling warm waters of Lake Erie, bringing heavy amounts of lake effect snow.

This picture was taken on the first weekend of November, which in Buffalo means a lake effect snowfall is bound to hit any day. On the day this particular picture was taken I was out and about running errands and I had seen the weather forecast. I knew that a rather significant cold front was on our doorstep, which was to pass through later in the night. As I was out and about with my skates, ready to hit up some spot before night hit, I stumbled across this barrier ledge that was made by skateboarders.

The spot looked promising from a distance, and as I pulled up it became even more perfect. The barrier had a perfect transition and ample amounts run-up/landing. As I was examining my newly discovered spot, becoming more anxious to skate it, I glanced at the setting sun and saw the first clouds of the approaching cold front start to roll in, then realizing a remarkable sunset was about to be seen.

I immediately called Nick Demarchi and told him about the potential sunset and new spot, which he had never seen, and he was there within minutes. The second Nick pulled up he knew the sunset was going to be very intriguing. We quickly examined the spot, set up the flashes and were able to capture this picture.

This photograph in a way showcases Buffalo as a whole. In the background you can see a factory, what used to be the bread and butter of the city a hundred years ago, and you also get to see an amazing sunset caused by the drastic weather patterns we are accustomed to experiencing every year. In the background where the bright yellow/orange lies, that’s where Lake Erie is, the dark clouds fueled by the cold air rushing over the warm waters. Luckily we captured the picture when we did because the following day Buffalo was dumped with its first major snowfall of the season. — Dan Barnes

Photo © 2009 Nick Demarchi

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cole.p - Friday, January 23rd, 2009

the picture looks amazing!

Torres - Friday, January 23rd, 2009


Brian Krans - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

That trick is all beautiful style, that spot is awesome and the hustling to get that shot with that sky looks to be entirely worth it.

Dp - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

ya dan barnes always holds er down

Big Werm - Saturday, January 24th, 2009

dan barnes yearns for greatness.

aint no fakeness,

big werm takes the cake

we dont play essay