Blog - Nathaniel Harrington

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Krister Ralles

Krister Ralles, Frontside Gap over snow mounds at wild.

Its not always the easiest thing to find a creative gap in Midwest resorts. Krister found this lil gap waiting for him on the icy bumps created by snow guns the night before. We had another sesh on them today, however, the sun loosened up the snow a bit and made it for a fun time. Last night, it was one of those things that only Krister would do. Overall, one of the funnest jumps I've ever seshed in the Midwest.

Good eye Krister.


Lookin back at summer..

Man, I wish I was there.. When I saw this photo the other day I spent a minute or two just staring at it. This was taken right out in front of Churches where we had the Walking on Water Camps. I want to say that the Photographers name was dan? but I don't remember... At one point during the High School Camp it rained and rained, till it cleared up and reminded us of God's promises. We all ran down to the beach to admire the rainbows and to get this shot. Its one out of a million. I can't wait to get back to working with kids, pushing them into waves, and playing in the salty water. This image pushes my desire to do that, missin this summer.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Side Kicker.

Fun day shooting video at Wild for Austin, David, and I. We started out this sesh with mad turns on the far side of Wild. Then ending up shooting a little video and photos in the mini park to close it down. Dave Parker got a new camera that shoots some HD vid... Pretty amped to see the turnout from that.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wild Stills. Thankful to be able to shoot stills.

I'm pretty grateful for a lot tonight.
Beautiful places that I have been able to get to this year.
Awesome friends that I have met on the way.
Brandon, Chris, Aaron, Porter, Adz.
Thanks guys, you've all taught me a lot.

Thank you Brandon.
You helped me out through some tough times this summer.
I couldn't have asked for a better friend.
I would have never surfed if it wasn't for you. I wouldn't have done a lot, thank you!
Cocoa Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Thanks Chris.
I'm so amped to be your friend.
Thank you for teaching me to surf.
Thank you for the encouraging Bible studies.
You help me see things on the level.
Ping Pong.

Thanks Aaron.
Dang dood, you can skate!
Great times.
Thanks for the support!

Thanks Porter.
Dang dood, you can surf!
Thanks for all the photo ops!
Showing me around Laguna... sweet.
Supporting me, thanks bro!

Thanks Adz.
Dood, you make growing up look fun.
Thanks for giving me the chance to get into surf photography.
You really opened up a lot of doors for me.

Even though I sometimes complain about being in MN, I like it here.
I'm grateful for the opportunity's that I have had to travel, to learn.
I'm stoked that I have had the chance to see new things that make me see differently.
I'm very blessed that I can revisit the stomping grounds and see it for its beauty.
Thank you MN crews that stick so close, for that support.

I can't wait to see what I get to be grateful for in the next year. Its quite a ride isn't it? Who knows...

Thank you for looking at and enjoying all the things that I love.



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Viktor Simco's 'Ollie's for Alzheimer's'

Viktor B. Simco! Ollie back one threw the gate.

The Ollie Crew. First Competitors for the annual "Ollie's for Alzheimer's". House of 1817 and Corduroy props!
Solid group of guys.

Today at Wild Mountain was the first ever, official, grand start, fabulous beginning of, Ollie's for Alzheimer's! Hosted by Wild Mountain and organized, designed, and thought up by, the one and only Viktor B. Simco! Today was a marker in Wild Mountain history, a small glimpse at the future of snowboarding. Today was all about Ollie's. A small ollie for mankind, a huge ollie to get over the bar! It was no small task to make it to the finals in today's comp. With a level playing field and all sorts of camber, the bar was set to a solid 4ft high ollie to take the cake.
Many tried, many tapped out. One kid that could ollie pretty good and hit that 4ft mark was Shane Ruprecht. Shane made a few switch ollie's at the 3 1/2ft mark to warm up for the solid four footer. He may have tapped, but when the snow settled, the bar stayed on the posts. Congrats to all that came out for the fun in the snow today! And congrats to the top 5 highest ollie's today!

Austin Young was out doing his best ollie's today. Clearing this 3ft mark was the pass into harder rounds, like 3 1/2, ultimately into a 4ft ollie!

Pete making this look easy and stylish! Hey kids, when you ollie make sure it looks something like this.

Setting the standard.

Shane bringing the knee's to where they need to be. Over the 4ft mark! There's no booter's in this photo, just a huge ollie!

The day ended off with Shop "star" Wars. Peter getting stylish into the bonk.

Cody Beiersdorf went down today during the last round. The word I heard was that he dislocated his shoulder. Praying for fast recovery for you buddy!

I pulled up my viewfinder to see Ethan Deiss. ...yah.

Here's the show of ollie's for today.

it was fun seeing how many times I could type, "Ollie".



Friday, November 19, 2010

Wild Wednesday edit.

Yeee!!! Austin and I decided to make a Wild Mountain edit this last Wednesday. Here is the product of that idea.. First ever edit made by me!

wild wednesday from Nathaniel Harrington on Vimeo.

Thanks again Wild for letting us ride and shoot there! As always thanks for being open so early!



Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Pat Garvin: Death Doodle Farm.

Make sure to check out the art work of Mr. Pat Garvin. He knows how to use a pen pretty well!

Also a pretty dang good snowboarder and skater if I may say so.


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Pretty cool water fall Austin took me to.

Streams are rad.

This one has trout in it. Yummy little guys.

The St. Croix River is a big one. I was thinking that it would be cool to chill on that dock one evening..

Just a huge pumpkin..

I was shooting some stills of Austin when I looked down the road to see this 6 point buck run across. I shot my dear for the season! bang bang, it ran away.


Monday, November 15, 2010

First snow of Fall, 2010.

Jordan Michelot. Tail tap back one out.

It began to snow late Friday night picking up into a winter storm that none of us were expecting. Waking up to a winter wonderland, packing the gear in to cars, amping to shoot and ride, its the beginning of a MN winter.

Austin Young and I left for the cities Saturday morning. After driving through ridiculous traffic we made it into the cities, went to the park, set up jumps, and the warm up sesh started.


Walking around the park looking for more features to play with. Beautiful snow was coming down! I was amazed at how much we actually got.

For jumps we rolled massive snowballs. It was a lot faster than shoveling the heavy snow, but it did prove itself to be hard work!

Brandon Larson, Austin Young, Jordan Michelot, and Krister Ralles. Jonas was also with, I think he was on shovel duties at this time..

My DSLR didn't make it through the weekend.. the crew photo was the last it took, possibly the last it will ever take. I hope to get it fixed, we'll see. I was able to shoot some film on Sunday, stoked to see the results of that. So the weekend was cut short for me. I wasn't able to shoot as I would have liked. I'm hoping to be back on my feet again real soon.

until then,


Friday, November 12, 2010

Wild Mountain, WCCO news sesh.

Last night was one of those nights that kinda defines Midwest snowboarding for me. Austin Young and I were about to sit down and watch movies for the evening when we were invited to a hike sesh at Wild. We were asked to set up a few features and throw down a few tricks for WCCO news cameras that were there. I think I made live news.. but I'll never know.. ha. My mom said that AY and I were the ones who got the shots in the news, she watched, I guess that's sweet. I think its like the forth or fifth time that's happened for me.

Pre-setup. Not much snow, but an amazing sight to see. It was so hard and crusty, kinda scared me at first. I didn't think it was going to be rideable. After a few run it chopped up nicely and we actually had a blast riding the snow.

At the end of the night this is what we had going. My two favorite rails. The battle rail and the fat poop tube, ending with a mini wall ride on the hour glass box. You can see the glaze in the snow, and our landing areas.. going off trail was no bueno. I had a blast and so did Austin. Just amped to have been out!

Now hoping for cold weather and a whole lot of God given white stuff! Comon snow.. I wanna go to work!



Thursday, November 11, 2010

Austin and Tasha.

Austin and Tasha. Stoked to kick it with these two! I think they said one year.. so they wanted a few pics. Anytime guys! We had a sick day exploring the woods. Finding waterfalls and trout ponds. Fishing tomorrow, then hopefully more snowboarding.

Austin Young. Also known as ay.

the day...



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Snow is here at Wild!!

A view from inside. Looking out at one of the three main features set up now. Its a long round tube set on the snow.. not good for making tricks look huge, but great for getting the feal for new tricks.

Cole Linzmeyer was doing a few tricky tricks today at wild.. switch nose press, probably spun all sick like into it. I don't remember, to many bangers thrown down with the crew that was out today.

Green and White.

Austin Young. Steezy back tails on the thick poop tube. Watching Austin ride today made me push myself a lot harder than what I have been doing, he was linking some good runs in today.

Funnest features at the hill. Wild makes for the best pre-season riding in the Midwest, possibly out of all the resorts. Austin and I have been using Wild as a TF since the day we strapped in. Never gets old here. Come join the fun and get your legs back!

See ya on the slopes and enjoy,


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Trollhaugen, Opener 2010.

I took a two week trip back to MN this fall to shoot a wedding for one of my friends. Turns out, I got to take some turns while I was back! My friends and I had a great weekend at Troll this last sat. Soooo epic! Some of the friends that were out.. Ethan Diess, Austin Young, Krister Ralles, Ricky Tucker, Anthony Cappeta, Zach Snow, PJ Harvey, Jeffy Gabrick, Zac Marben, Jonas Michelot and his brother Jordan Michelot! the list goes on and on.. Midwest shows up big. This is our favorite time of year. Gearing up and getting the legs loose for the season ahead.

Here's a few pics that I took the time off my board to take.. just to give you a small feel of how the day went.

A huge thanks to Troll and to all my friends!
See ya on the slopes.


Monday, November 1, 2010

House of 1817.

House of 1817: The Movie from riley erickson on Vimeo.


Riley Erickson making sick films! House of 1817 making MN snowboarding happen! A whole bunch of bro's that kill it! I'm so amped on every part in this film! I was at the premiere and it was so much fun.

thanks midwest!