Dancing in the rain

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Violeta and I created this image on a rainy day in Battery Park. We had the idea of doing a shoot on a rainy day to help give more drama and effect. The idea in principle seemed simple but the practice of photographing in rain is never quite as easy as it sounds. We had attempted to shoot the day before but the forecast for rain let us down. Luckily on this day we got our rain. By the time this image was taken we were both completely soaked and cold. To top things off we had earlier made a deal with the Battery Garden restaurant manager to store our bags there while we shot in the rain. In exchange Violeta would have to dance ballet for them on our return but we felt it was a small sacrifice to make for dry bags.  When we came back to collect our bags Violeta honored our agreement and did a 30 second improvised ballet solo. It was very unique sight to see.

Battery Park is located on the southern tip of Manhattan and has a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Here is some information on Battery Park: nycgovparks.org/parks/batterypark

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  1. Rebecca King says:

    What a lovely photo!

  2. BALLET NEWS says:

    Lovely photo and a lovely story to go with it. thankyou

  3. C´est moi! says:

    Beautiful moment!

  4. Katie says:

    Thank you for posting. You're inspiring me to get back to dancing!

  5. Taylor says:

    This is such a beautiful photograph!



  6. West Coast Beach Wife says:

    Such a lovely composition! To be so poised and elegant, in the rain, is a treasure we all aspire to achieve.

  7. Gabrielle says:

    Love the way you use both color and black and white. clearly, a very skilled and talented artist. Thanks for doing this project. Am not a ballerina, but love to dance!

  8. erin says:

    i love this one. post some more pleaseeee

  9. Mary Grace says:

    LOVE THIS PIC!!!!!!<3

  10. Franziska says:

    Oh how I love this picture!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    this is just gorgeous it brings out the classic feel and just straght out beauty from when i danced

  12. Isabel says:

    I’m madly in Love with this pic! Makes me feel alive just seeing it… perfect symbiosis between dance and rain (:

    Now you have to go around the world and start shooting another ballerinas (:

    Isabel from Portugal

  13. Magui says:

    It’s soo beautiful this photo and all the photos of the Balleria Project, I love it !♥

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  15. Patricia says:

    That’s too Fantastic. Continue with that project

  16. ghazal says:

    like it :)

  17. Doria says:

    I feel this evokes a sort of Jack Vetriano expression….

  18. Bob Ritter says:

    i am trying to find a sculpture (exterior, approx. 5ft tall) of a woman dancing in the rain. If you know an artist please let me know.

  19. clarissa gomes says:

    I love dancing in the rain and I love ballet …

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  21. Steven Ingman-Greer says:

    This is beautiful! I love 4th position and this is exquisitely pretty…:-) Violetta, you are beautiful!!