The Ballerina and the Creek


When you think of ballet a few things probably don’t come to mind…mud, water, or rocks to name several.  But, as I found out, taking one very graceful ballerina into such a location can quickly become a stark, yet beautiful photo op. (continued below)


Local ballerina, Mary-Elaine, and her mom opted to do a late afternoon photo shoot with me recently along the banks of the Conodoguinet Creek outside of Camp Hill. The Native American name for Conodoguinet means “A long way with many bends” …a perfect place for a ballerina shoot!

So off we went. As we walked a short distance to the location we got plenty of stares from passing motorists. Not sure if it was all my gear or the tutu (No, I was not wearing the tutu – although that would have made for an even more interesting shoot)


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