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The Rainmaking Ritual by B0NDART The Rainmaking Ritual by B0NDART
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Wikipedia says "Rainmaking is an ethnographic term for rituals intended to invoke rain. Among the most well known examples of rainmaking rituals are North American rain dances, historically performed by many Native American tribes." I may add that indeed the rain dances and invocations are even present in our Slavic Ukrainian traditions - they are present in our folklore and were usually performed by men.

This is another shot with Taras, somebody pretty close to being perfect. While we were doing some portfolio shots it suddenly started raining and we had to somewhat improvise. Half of the photos were ruined because of the rain, I had my had and camera covered with my coat, nevertheless I continued shooting :) Although there is pretty much no extreme manipulation I loved the mystic feel this shot had.

The only thing I regret is that we did not do the planned costume shot because of the rain - I had a custom made Plague doctor mask - so we will have to have another shoot with Taras before the cold Ukrainian autumn makes it impossible :)

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GypsyGoddess Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Awesome picture, stunning model! 
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Gyakusetsu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful. 10/10 would buy a poster of this if it was available.
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Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Hi! :meow: You have been FEATURED in my journal... Heart and Soul #4 :iconjoyloveplz:
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INVIV0 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I have featured this amazing work at my journal
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beachelf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
:wave: Featured here -> [link] :woohoo:
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sth22art Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
great shot
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AkaSunshine Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I really like the whole feel to this shot.. The angle of his body and the rain washing over him make this such a cool photo.. I also feel like the black and white adds some drama to it.. It's a great piece of work. :)
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B0NDART Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Story-OfMyEyes Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Shots involving rain that are actually in good quality are rare. I love this image. You and the model did a fantastic job. The rain, I think enhances the shoot, if anything. However, I will have to keep a look out for these up and coming photos :)
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B0NDART Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! The rain actually spoiled quite a few shots, I am glad this one was a hit focus-wise :)
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