Dancing in the rain
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