I took this photo yesterday, while standing in the very cramped doorway of a take-out place on 1st street between 1st Avenue and Avenue A. I stopped at Whole Foods to get some goodies for dinner and on my walk home, the skies opened up and the rain came falling. I thought I could make it home, but my grocery bags were paper and it was coming down like crazy so I snuck into this doorway with a couple of young Italians – probably in their 20’s – who were visiting from Rome. We all decided to wait it out for a few minutes, but the rain only intensified. I turned it into a photographic opportunity. The awning we were standing beneath had little Christmas lights hanging and I wanted to try to capture the lights, the trees in the background and the raindrops – without getting my camera soaked! I think this photo captures the moment pretty well. I usually don’t like so much empty white space – but I think it sort of works here. What do you think?