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13 Fabulous Photos of a Rainy Day

The following post highlighting some great ‘rain photography was submitted by DPS reader Martin Gommel from the blog KWERFELDEIN.

13 fabulous photos with rain – with these pictures, I would like to give you a little inspiration to do some photography on rainy days. Many people’s first thought when they see it raining is to put their camera away – however Stormy and rainy days are some of the biggest chances to shoot moody atmospheric images.

People struggling with the wind, wrestling with umbrellas, obscuring the face with their jacket, jumping or running around like they are being chased by blood-sucking aliens…. I tell you : When it really rains down you have an exciting and rare theater right before you waiting to be shot by a photographer!

So I encourage to to search for a place that gives you a good angle to shoot and that covers your head AND your camera and start shooting!

That’s it for now. Now I’ll leave you with some of best pictures with rain that the web has ever seen. Let’s get inspired!


“rain stroll” from jaxting

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beeindruckende Fotos mit Regen
“Rain in Cracow” from quizz


“A walk in the rain” from marcelgermain


“-” from +lyn


“English Summer” from Lady Vervaine


“cold rain” from Idle Type


“out of the rain” from glitter darkstar



“Let it Rain” from Kenny Maths


“Vampire Season” from Annadriel


“let the rain kiss you” from maggie’s world


“After the rain I” from emiguez65


“Wet Stones” from NatashaP

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  • http://go15.deviantart.com go15

    this is cool!!….the rainy season has just started here in the philippines…I did some last year with that terrible typhoon…..but I get my gear up again this year….

  • Gaurav Sehgal

    Here’s mine…

    From Clouds

  • http://www.bestcouponfor.com/cookiediet-com-a37730.aspx Trentacoste

    I agree with you. I think what you’ve been doing is great. I love when you post your updates at summer sale discount deals and coupons. You just really seem to have a knack for this, and I’m really thankful to know you. I’m enligtened about something new every time I come here. I’m grateful for that as well. most up-to-date Coupons

  • Emmaaa

    Amazing pictures; I wish I could take some like them..
    Quick question; do you edit all your pictures?

  • johnB

    Loveley pics. When I got this mail it was persisting down and it gave me lots of inspiration.
    As for keeping the camera dry, try the wife or fella with an unbrella. Love the pebbles.

  • http://Flickr.com Aaron T Boudreau

    Rain is a great opportunity to create that unique one of a kind image. An “Aqua Tech” sport bag is essential for wet weather or even for days at the beach. Nothing can ruin a camera / lens faster than water, sand, or salty air. With the sport bag, you can sit in monsoon all day long without fear and have both hands available. It takes getting used to because one hand is zipped into the bag witch is made of waterproof neoprene. It is well worth the $$. They are sized to the lens. My canon 70-200mm 2.8L cost around $200.00, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the lens and camera body.

  • http://ddn.com massiola

    rain means romance to me i love beeing under the rain

  • http://ddn.com massiola

    i always wonder how can we live in hot weather if we can live in rainy weather

  • http://ddn.com massiola

    these pcs are amazing i love watching it over and over again i,de like to see more

  • Woody

    Really awesome, something about rain captivates me

  • http://google Shivangana

    Lovely! truely majestic photographs clicked by a skilled photographer.
    Really amazing

  • Chad

    loving the shots although the 3rd image Rain in Crakow, I am puzzled it appears to be raining extremely heavily yet the image in the bottom right of the shot is crystal clear in the reflection of the puddle. why is it that the heavy rain is not hitting that puddle????

  • http://www.ihad.de Alexander Ipfelkofer

    Here’s mine:

  • http://www.rohanthacker.cz.cc Rohan
  • Sandra
  • pia

    amazing photos

  • Daniel Emmanuel

    Studying about colours, carrying out a reasearch on rainy pictures, a designer thou in the making, the pictures are great.

  • http://www.marcgcphotography.com Marc GC | Art Photography

    A great collection of photograph. I get catch by “Rain in Cracow”, I like the composition and these blue tones taking the viewer deep into the scene. Your are really right when you say about the great photographic opportunities during a day of rain, I really enjoy the reflections you can get around a cityscapes.

  • Karen

    Hermosas pictures. So inspired.

  • http://capturedessencephotography-gabrielle.blogspot.com/ Gabrielle C.

    Really enjoyed these! very inspirational!

  • Rayburn Mitchell

    I agree with Jeremy Hall 100%. Great inspireing photo’s. Waiting on the rain……

  • http://www.panoramio.com/user/1864539 F.Zaman

    Rain is so common in this region but photograph of a rainy day is really rare,thanks, I got inspired.

  • http://www.learncountryguitartoday.com Rachel

    The Wet Stones one makes me feel nostalgic. I love rainy days and I love these photos. I have my own “rainy day shots” but they don’t come close to every one in this list.

  • http://www.genkin.org Ilya Genkin

    Really great shots and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing! I’ve got very good rain cover, not not shooting in rain. Need to change that!

  • http://www.facebook.com/PaddyFotoGrafix R.Padmanabhan

    Took this shot in our Monsoon season – Location : Hyderabad, A.P., India[eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/30420757@N05/7795770814/’ title=’monsoon_1′ url=’http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7795770814_c26815ce2e.jpg’]

  • http://www.facebook.com/PaddyFotoGrafix R.Padmanabhan

    Here is another Pic in Monsoon season[eimg link=’http://www.flickr.com/photos/30420757@N05/7795793856/’ title=’monsoon_5′ url=’http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7795793856_6901aa6a20.jpg’]

  • http://www.dougleschan.com/fsri/ Wilton Chu

    So inspiring! I’m a newbie just got my new dslr! I love every shots you took!Each has its own drama!Its beautiful how you could capture each shot!

  • http://frasescortasybonitasparaenamorar.com/ Marina Lejos

    I love the rain when it falls on my face :)

  • donnakinlaw

    Great job. Beautiful and creative

  • SimraN NanwanI

    trully beautiful shots! :)

  • Dayve Rampas

    Beautiful and very creative! :)

    http://www.dayverampas.com

  • Les
  • eddie

    seeing what others have captured in wet conditions can only inspire us to venture out and try ourselves.

  • princess barbie

    i like sOoOOooOOooOOooo muCh rain
    n niCe piCs fabulOUs

  • http://www.gmail.com/ fariii khan

    nice pics

  • haleema

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Some older comments

  • Marina Lejos

    February 7, 2013 02:01 pm

    I love the rain when it falls on my face :)

  • Wilton Chu

    September 30, 2012 11:26 pm

    So inspiring! I'm a newbie just got my new dslr! I love every shots you took!Each has its own drama!Its beautiful how you could capture each shot!

  • R.Padmanabhan

    August 17, 2012 01:39 am

    Here is another Pic in Monsoon season[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30420757@N05/7795793856/' title='monsoon_5' url='http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7119/7795793856_6901aa6a20.jpg']

  • R.Padmanabhan

    August 17, 2012 01:36 am

    Took this shot in our Monsoon season - Location : Hyderabad, A.P., India[eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/30420757@N05/7795770814/' title='monsoon_1' url='http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8305/7795770814_c26815ce2e.jpg']

  • Ilya Genkin

    July 28, 2012 12:25 pm

    Really great shots and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing! I've got very good rain cover, not not shooting in rain. Need to change that!

  • Rachel

    May 28, 2012 12:31 am

    The Wet Stones one makes me feel nostalgic. I love rainy days and I love these photos. I have my own "rainy day shots" but they don't come close to every one in this list.

  • F.Zaman

    April 25, 2012 02:38 am

    Rain is so common in this region but photograph of a rainy day is really rare,thanks, I got inspired.

  • Rayburn Mitchell

    February 16, 2012 07:01 am

    I agree with Jeremy Hall 100%. Great inspireing photo's. Waiting on the rain......

  • Gabrielle C.

    February 16, 2012 06:55 am

    Really enjoyed these! very inspirational!

  • Karen

    January 14, 2012 12:56 am

    Hermosas pictures. So inspired.

  • Marc GC | Art Photography

    January 2, 2012 07:38 am

    A great collection of photograph. I get catch by "Rain in Cracow", I like the composition and these blue tones taking the viewer deep into the scene. Your are really right when you say about the great photographic opportunities during a day of rain, I really enjoy the reflections you can get around a cityscapes.

  • Daniel Emmanuel

    November 25, 2011 05:50 am

    Studying about colours, carrying out a reasearch on rainy pictures, a designer thou in the making, the pictures are great.

  • pia

    October 6, 2011 06:27 pm

    amazing photos

  • Sandra

    August 11, 2011 12:07 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/58803478@N08/6028716601/in/set-72157627277044779

  • Rohan

    May 24, 2011 04:57 am

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rohant/

  • Alexander Ipfelkofer

    May 24, 2011 02:53 am

    Here's mine:

  • Chad

    January 18, 2011 10:40 am

    loving the shots although the 3rd image Rain in Crakow, I am puzzled it appears to be raining extremely heavily yet the image in the bottom right of the shot is crystal clear in the reflection of the puddle. why is it that the heavy rain is not hitting that puddle????

  • Shivangana

    January 2, 2011 11:46 am

    Lovely! truely majestic photographs clicked by a skilled photographer.
    Really amazing

  • Woody

    January 1, 2011 11:08 am

    Really awesome, something about rain captivates me

  • massiola

    December 6, 2010 10:54 pm

    these pcs are amazing i love watching it over and over again i,de like to see more

  • massiola

    December 6, 2010 10:52 pm

    i always wonder how can we live in hot weather if we can live in rainy weather

  • massiola

    December 6, 2010 10:49 pm

    rain means romance to me i love beeing under the rain

  • Aaron T Boudreau

    October 15, 2010 10:16 pm

    Rain is a great opportunity to create that unique one of a kind image. An "Aqua Tech" sport bag is essential for wet weather or even for days at the beach. Nothing can ruin a camera / lens faster than water, sand, or salty air. With the sport bag, you can sit in monsoon all day long without fear and have both hands available. It takes getting used to because one hand is zipped into the bag witch is made of waterproof neoprene. It is well worth the $$. They are sized to the lens. My canon 70-200mm 2.8L cost around $200.00, which is a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the lens and camera body.

  • johnB

    September 29, 2010 08:40 pm

    Loveley pics. When I got this mail it was persisting down and it gave me lots of inspiration.
    As for keeping the camera dry, try the wife or fella with an unbrella. Love the pebbles.

  • Emmaaa

    August 12, 2010 10:15 am

    Amazing pictures; I wish I could take some like them..
    Quick question; do you edit all your pictures?

  • Trentacoste

    August 8, 2010 02:42 pm

    I agree with you. I think what you've been doing is great. I love when you post your updates at summer sale discount deals and coupons. You just really seem to have a knack for this, and I'm really thankful to know you. I'm enligtened about something new every time I come here. I'm grateful for that as well. most up-to-date Coupons

  • Gaurav Sehgal

    July 30, 2010 03:27 pm

    Here's mine...

    From Clouds

  • go15

    July 27, 2010 01:54 am

    this is cool!!....the rainy season has just started here in the philippines...I did some last year with that terrible typhoon.....but I get my gear up again this year....

  • Shelley J

    July 17, 2010 06:20 am

    Beautiful..love pics taken in the rain[eimg url='undefined' title='undefined']

  • Bugos

    July 7, 2010 07:58 am

    cool picsxxx

  • nusaiba

    June 17, 2010 07:12 am

    nice collection.

  • Nikita Hengbok

    March 24, 2010 11:49 pm

    Absolutely marvelous!

  • Eeyess

    March 13, 2010 08:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures there. I think rainy days make some of the best photos.

  • Manny

    February 16, 2010 10:27 am

    thanks for sharing, im a newbie too and your photos inspire me to go out and shot ;-)

  • Yegor Korzh

    January 18, 2010 02:06 pm

    Beautiful photos and very nice collection! Rain adds dynamics to these images, making them to tell a story.
    Should find my camera raincover and wait for a rainy day …

  • clbcz

    January 16, 2010 11:56 pm

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnbradshaw/4278231647/' title='in the rain in milan' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4278231647_30cecf1e7f.jpg']

  • clbcz

    January 16, 2010 11:55 pm

    I love the first image. It is truly inspiring.
    Here is my own take on the rain.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/lynnbradshaw/4278231647/' title='in the rain in milan' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4278231647_30cecf1e7f.jpg']

  • Erre Castillo

    November 6, 2009 03:34 am

    One of mines with rain in window

    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/aleatorio2/3058256265/in/set-72157604592422411/[/img]

  • DeeCajun

    November 4, 2009 03:13 am

    I get a feeling from viewing some of those photos...That is the best thing ever

  • XposurePro Photography Community

    November 1, 2009 12:11 pm

    love shooting in the rain

  • Prabhat

    October 31, 2009 07:06 pm

    Fabulous images. Rainy days are an opportunity to shutterbugs, indeed.

  • Rob

    October 31, 2009 05:21 am

    wonderful photos and obviously a popular subject to choose.

    I don't much chance with rain shots since here in the desert it seems to only rain on one day of the year and was fortunate enough to catch it in my yard.

  • meera

    October 31, 2009 01:26 am

    wonderful photographs!simple but very beautiful.....
    could you please explain about the shutter speed that u gave?

  • texassky

    October 30, 2009 11:38 pm

    morsmordre, it looks to me like the raindrops were photoshopped into the picture. maybe not but that is my guess. I say that because there are no ripples in the water. One, maybe two people are carrying umbrellas. Perhaps the rain had just ended or there was a light drizzle. It's a good question as I wondered the same!

  • Dr Chawngthu Lalhmingliana

    October 30, 2009 10:58 pm

    This article on photography in the rain is a joy to look and read ! I am in Mizoram state of northeast India, having tropical rains every year. So , rain is part of life here. However, I have not tried to take photographs with my cannon 40D. I actually had devised a rain cover for my camera 2 years ago,but had not tried it in the rain. May be next year I also will try it. Thankd alot .

  • Rodel A.

    October 30, 2009 04:39 pm

    its fantastic and i hope i can be as good as all of you guys!!! keep up the good work and more photos to share.

  • DeanS.

    October 30, 2009 02:50 pm

    @Morsmordre - I suspected that something wasn't right about the third one too because if you notice, there isn't any droplet rings in any of the puddles. All the puddles are smooth as glass. So with your observation and mine, I'm becoming more convinced that the falling rain was added in PhotoShop and wasn't part of the original photo. Not that I think less of the photo now... I still think it a spectacular photo.

  • Morsmordre

    October 30, 2009 10:48 am

    Hello!
    I have a question and I really hope to receive an answer... I suppose that in the third picture it is used a fast shutter speed as the raindrops are caught so precisely in their fall. But how do one have such a bright image with so fast shutter speed? Obviously, there is no flash used... Could somebody please explain it to me :(

  • marmaraelt

    October 30, 2009 10:44 am

    Hi.just informed about these amazing rainy day photos by my friend..perfect collection..Beatifullllllll

  • Rob Wilson

    October 30, 2009 05:44 am

    Hey, M - I've read a few articles of late where pro photographers have shared the p & s cameras they carry. One of them was so happy with his P & S (albeit a high-end one) he almost -but not quite - convinced me to forego a DSLR. Now that I'm shooting with the DSLR, I seldom use my P & S but carry it with me "just in case". Also, when I'm heading out without the purposeful intent of taking publishable photos I grab the P & S.

    The good ones know the value of a really good P & S and they make a point of carrying them around.

  • Susan

    October 30, 2009 02:14 am

    Beautiful and encouraging. I'll give it a go. Thanks.

  • B P Maiti

    October 30, 2009 01:59 am

    Rain is always thought provocative.Painters use it to depict their moods.But I find the. same reflectance in the first 13 photos. Covey my accolades to these photographers specially the first and second ones.

  • lydia selk

    October 30, 2009 01:56 am

    I am SO getting out there today, it is going to be rainy for the next few days. Thanks! I needed the inspiration.
    [img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/lydiafairy/4037541352/[/img]

  • Nick Karvounis

    October 30, 2009 01:39 am

    Truely inspiring. These images are brilliant!

  • Pierre Castonguay

    October 28, 2009 05:35 am

    Third time's a charm... ;-)

    Here's a link :

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/klq2dysJ5fLsEJZo4V7Ktg?feat=directlink

  • Pierre Castonguay

    October 28, 2009 05:32 am

    Ooops... here's a resized image... I was unaware of the size limit.

  • Anner

    October 28, 2009 03:58 am

    Very inspiring, I'm waiting a rainy day to try some shots!

  • Pierre Castonguay

    October 27, 2009 10:29 am

    Great topic.

    I might as well share an old "bad weather" shot of mine (1979, Pentax ME, then-brand-new Tamron cat 500mm). This shot I had planned in my head months before getting the lens. I then had to wait anxiously for weeks before I got the correct heavy downpour.

    [img]http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/klq2dysJ5fLsEJZo4V7Ktg?feat=directlink[/img]

    While we're on the subject of old shots, I have some more, non-digital, but hell, I'm old and proud! ;-)

    http://picasaweb.google.com/pierre.castonguay/ArchivesDiapos#

    I now carry K10D and K100D bodies, along with lenses nearly as old as I am (52) and brand-new DA glass. I'm a happy bloke, getting to use older and newer stuff and loving it. Some of these Pentax lenses I've been using for nearly 40 years!

    You might be tempted to have a look at the "Vieux-Québec" album for a taste of the digital stuff.

    Have a nice day!

  • Kevin

    October 27, 2009 08:34 am

    Here is one of my recent rainy day pics

    [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/4040022774_b768be9751.jpg[/img]

  • JbirdPhotography

    October 27, 2009 08:04 am

    This is one of my favorite rain shots ever!!! It is NOT mine. Photo Credit: fefisnandinha on flickr.[img]http://www.weloveindie.com/images/posts/blog-153/21716-3942432606_c98bbb32ea_m.jpg[/img]

  • Richard

    October 27, 2009 03:53 am

    great photos
    I love a rainy day [img]http://images-0.redbubble.net/img/art/border:noborder/product:mounted-print/size:small/view:preview/3379515-3-droplet-on-bottlebrush.jpg[/img]
    this is one of my Rainy day attempts

  • Mohan

    October 27, 2009 03:01 am

    just watching the droplets from the rain come around , its amazing !!![img]http://www.flickr.com/photos/mohan_k/3944358565/in/photostream/[/img]

  • samie

    October 26, 2009 11:47 pm

    great pictures..taking pictures in the rain is amazing!!

  • Dean S.

    October 26, 2009 11:39 pm

    All of them are gorgeous... Although the third one, "Rain in Cracow" would be more believable if there were water drops in the puddles.

  • Mavy

    October 26, 2009 11:10 pm

    Hello ^-^.. i'm a newbie here same as in photography.... Well this photos are so inspiring ^-^...
    oh btw... how to make a deep depth of field? could someone teach me the right settings? ^-^

  • Richard

    October 26, 2009 09:09 pm

    Love the images. It makes me almost sad that today is sunny!
    Can't wait for the rain to get out there and make some pictures

    also, yes some are photoshopped slightly namel;y no.3 the rain is added but still the photog got out when it was wet and heavily misty (which is still not great for the camera) and took some shots, that kinda the point of the post[img]http://images-0.redbubble.net/img/art/border:noborder/product:mounted-print/size:small/view:preview/3379515-3-droplet-on-bottlebrush.jpg[/img]
    One of my Rain photos, This was actually taken in the rain and can be found here
    http://richardkeech.redbubble.com/

  • Daniel*1977

    October 26, 2009 06:04 pm

    [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3577570885_15595a3242.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3348346873_1c751f4023.jpg[/img]

    Some problems with uploading :(

  • Daniel*1977

    October 26, 2009 06:03 pm

    [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3348346873_1c751f4023.jpg[/img]

    [img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3577570885_15595a3242.jpg[/img]

    This uploader is so magic :)

  • Daniel*1977

    October 26, 2009 06:01 pm

    I like rain pictures, my camera is not resistant to water but sometimes try to do :)

    [img]www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/3577570885/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3587/3577570885_15595a3242.jpg[/img]
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/3577570885/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/3348346873/[img]www.flickr.com/photos/didmyself/3348346873/][img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/3348346873_1c751f4023.jpg[/img]

  • Patsy

    October 26, 2009 11:15 am

    Awesome pictures! These have inspired me to take some "rainy" photos.

  • Mei Teng

    October 26, 2009 10:12 am

    Inspiring rain shots!

  • David

    October 26, 2009 07:45 am

    Going to try and upload my rain photo. Not the same league but I am still proud of it :)

    [img]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/4043599365_10b9db62a4.jpg[/img]

  • sbunting108

    October 26, 2009 06:56 am

    Great set of photographs my favourite photo is the one looking though the see through umbrella!

  • chris59

    October 22, 2009 01:03 am

    i would love to take photos in the rain. but i'm worried that my camera will get wet and ruin the electronics. i could take an umbrella but then how would i hold the camera

  • jinky

    October 21, 2009 04:42 pm

    wow, wow, wow! I love the pictures. . . it soothes me. . .

  • Ruslan Katronov

    October 20, 2009 02:51 pm

    Great rainy photos!

  • lucheng0

    August 26, 2009 01:54 pm

    Amazing photos, inspirational !!

  • lucheng0

    August 26, 2009 01:29 pm

    Fantastic photos, inspirational !!!

  • Big DukeOR

    August 26, 2009 03:16 am

    Some of these are just fantastic. I especially like the solitude of After the Rain, and Vampire Season.
    Living in Oregon, the chances for rainy photos are pretty good during the late fall to mid-spring seasons.

  • britney

    August 26, 2009 01:18 am

    i also want to know some tips for taking photos in the rain without damaing my camera! these are great photos!

  • Sarah

    July 11, 2009 10:59 am

    Hello!

    I was browsing for a picture that could go along with the blog post and landed on your blog. Please let me know if I could use the image from "glitter darkstar" on my blog. I tried following it on deviantart but it says that the deviation has been removed by the owner. I am not sure if who to contact.

    Waiting for your reply.

    So long!

  • TightPixel.Com

    June 19, 2009 01:14 am

    How true it is that extreme conditions will yield the best images. Photography is not just for pretty people in pretty condition. Freeze that moment in time rain or shine. Day off from work tomorrow and forecast to rain...guess what I will be doing tomorrow.

  • Charlotte ;D

    May 24, 2009 01:24 pm

    Oh My Gosh!

    These Photos Are Amazing!

    Today Is A Rainy Day, & It Has Insipred Me To Go Outside!

    My Favoutite Would Have To Be Number 3

    Ciao x

  • Earth and Sky blog

    May 2, 2009 03:44 am

    Great photos, I can't wait to try some of these photographic techniques myself :)

  • grace

    March 30, 2009 02:12 pm

    nice pictures they are ridical i am in year six and i want to do photography now my mum does a bit and she lets me use her good camera somtimes, she thinks im alright.

  • ashoka1

    January 25, 2009 04:03 am

    Beautiful photography..

  • hannah

    October 11, 2008 04:44 am

    this pic makes me think of sad days wen you don't want to be around anyone! like your walking home and get caught up in the rain! the person is probably crieng.

    ~hannah~

  • the truth

    June 25, 2008 08:17 pm

    At last Christina!

    You have saved me!

    Check out my post below!
    The truth Says:
    March 27th, 2008 at 3:17 am
    How many of these were taken in the rain?
    1st doubt it! studio lightening, with glass in front of the lens. The third one don’t make me laugh, its raining but the puddles are like mirrors!
    Have a closer look at the photo’s have a think, how did they do it? where is the light coming from?
    Get out into the rain and stop making photos up on the computer.

  • Christina

    June 25, 2008 04:42 pm

    Does anyone else think #3 is photoshopped? There are no raindrops in the surface of the water. This might have been because of long shutter time, but the people are not blurred enough for this! I'm puzzled.

  • 6pack Abs

    June 12, 2008 02:42 pm

    These are great, I'm surprised there are none from TOKYO, you could get 1000 a night the city is so amazing.

  • Mathieu

    June 7, 2008 09:03 pm

    Great pictures, but I am scared to bring my camera when it's raining, I don't want to damage it! Does anyone have tips for shooting in rain, other than the obvious umbrella? =)

  • Cinnamon

    May 4, 2008 02:47 am

    Awesome rain pics....thanks for sharing these...I am truly inspired!

  • sunith philip

    April 10, 2008 03:54 pm

    all these photos were excellent.i felt it in a different way
    that each photo tells big meaning of rain and emotions.Rain aalways tells adout the memory which can be the past or future,but it is how you feel it.Good, i really love it.i wont tell it is the best but i always remember it is one of the best.

  • lclark

    April 8, 2008 03:15 am

    It would be great to have a top tips page on taking photos in the rain. Does anyone have any tips?

  • Ruud

    April 5, 2008 11:58 pm

    Thank you for sharing the rainy photos. I want to stay home, when I saw it, in a chair by the fire with a gin.

    Ruud Posthuma

  • Hassan

    April 3, 2008 05:34 am

    Interesting shots ! inspired me to do some clicking during and just after the rain.

    Good light,

    Hassan

  • Daisy

    March 30, 2008 04:21 pm

    Last time it rained I spent my time fiddling with photo files.... now I am really inspired especially with a transparent umbrella like number 5. keep clicking

  • aquakish

    March 30, 2008 03:01 am

    Hi Everyone!! I am new here with DPS but this is really encouraging to see the comments on the pics in rain. I have never thought to taking pics in rain and this inspires. Good to see the wonderfull pics and look to see more on intresting subjects. Hardly rains here in Dubai and sad I missed oppurtunities when I was in India.

    Like Outsidr mentioned... "ANY TIPS?".

    Keep clicking...Cheers everyone!!

  • rohitptoppo

    March 28, 2008 05:55 am

    cool snaps..quite inspirational..makes u go out this moment n start clickin :) ..keep em coming!!!

  • Shelly

    March 28, 2008 01:30 am

    These are wonderful! Not only do these images "take me there" in the visual sense, I can hear them, smell them, taste them! I love these -- I'm feeling inspired.

  • Lee

    March 27, 2008 04:52 pm

    With winter just around the corner here in the Southern Hemisphere these are very inspiring shots!

    Waiting for the rain ;-P

    Lee

  • Richard

    March 27, 2008 02:05 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this post! Inspiring shots! THANK YOU!

  • NikonnooB

    March 27, 2008 08:41 am

    Darren - you're a classy guy! Nicely put!

    As for the rain.... Okay, I love the warmth and sun here in sunny Southern California, but seeing pics like this make me really miss the rain! Next time we get rain here, I'm going to find some way to take advantage of that 5 minutes... :D

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Solace Angel

    March 27, 2008 04:43 am

    Really nice. I read this at 2:36pm and it so happens to be raining here in St. Vincent. I need to go try some pics in the rain. Hope it continues to rain by the time I leave work

  • Cindy

    March 27, 2008 03:26 am

    These pictures fill me with joy!

  • The truth

    March 27, 2008 03:17 am

    How many of these were taken in the rain?
    1st doubt it! studio lightening, with glass in front of the lens. The third one don't make me laugh, its raining but the puddles are like mirrors!
    Have a closer look at the photo's have a think, how did they do it? where is the light coming from?
    Get out into the rain and stop making photos up on the computer.

  • Glen

    March 27, 2008 01:55 am

    It doesn't rain much in Santa Barbara, I'm afraid, as I love this kind of weather. Of the shots above, I think number three is my favorite.

  • disco~stu

    March 27, 2008 01:12 am

    beautiful and inspiring!

  • AC

    March 27, 2008 12:50 am

    Amazing snaps! 3, 7, 10, 12 are tops in my book.

  • outsidr

    March 27, 2008 12:15 am

    Really great shots and very inspiring, as I live in a country where it seems to ALWAYS rain. I am nervous to use my camera in the rain (Canon EOS) and shelter is not always forthcoming. Cannot imagine holding an umbrella while shooting. Any tips?

  • sil

    March 26, 2008 11:32 pm

    Wonderful images! I love rain :)

  • Krishna

    March 26, 2008 02:14 pm

    Bravo! Thanks for sharing these amazing pics with us. I am already feeling fresh!

  • Darren

    March 26, 2008 12:57 pm

    johnd - the point is stated fairly clearly in the introduction and seems to have been achieved looking at everyone else's comments.

    This type of post is semi-regularly included at DPS. It's not a 'filler' but an opportunity for us as a community to look over some different images around a theme and get a little inspiration for our own photography. While it may not be up everyone's alley neither is having purely theoretical posts.

    Ultimately, what 'clogs' up your RSS feed is not something that we here at DPS can determine - I presume if your feed reader is like mine you have the option to unsubscribe at any time. While we'd love you to hang around - if seeing some great shots around a theme is something you're not interested in then feel free to check out what the rest of the web offers - I'm sure there's a site out there that has a mix of posts more suited to your tastes.

  • Martin Gommel

    March 26, 2008 11:02 am

    Thanks all for your kind comments ! Good to see some conversation going on here on DPS !

  • Steve

    March 26, 2008 10:54 am

    Thanks for showing these. I'm going to Scotland next month so will likely get my share of rain!

  • Scott

    March 26, 2008 10:37 am

    Here's link with with some good information on P&S cameras if you're interested, I ran across this the other day.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm

    But I agree with the above, it's not the camera that makes the photo, it's the photographer.

    Enjoy,
    Scott

  • Tal

    March 26, 2008 09:28 am

    Brilliant set! Some really compelling shots...
    I thought I'd throw in one of my rainy day shots:

    http://www.zestfullyclean.com/index.php?showimage=10

  • johnd

    March 26, 2008 09:22 am

    what is the point of this crap, its clogging up my rss feeder, stupid junk post

  • brian

    March 26, 2008 04:00 am

    M,
    Ha! Obviously. Just get a DSLR.

    Just kidding. I have a canon powershot digital elph that I love. Its an old 4.0 MP, but I've taken some (in my opinion) fantastic shots with it! I think many will agree when I say this: A good carpenter never blames his tools. Its not exactly what you have, but how you use it. Is a rolls royce better for driving me to the store than a dodge dart? No, both get me there and carry my groceries back, one just cost a hell of a lot more.

    I think I'm just going to continue with metaphors and similar situations. I'm on a roll now. Many friends of mine have asked me, "what kind of guitar should I buy?" My reply is always the same, "whichever one sounds best to you." Music is a lot like photography in that its a very personal art. I don't claim to be a pro-tographer at all, so take this as you will. Just go into stores with floor models and try them out. Buy one that allows you to return it after 30 days if you don't like it. I don't think anyone but you can finally make the decision on what camera is right for you.

    And now I step down off my pedestal.

    Cheers,
    Brian

  • Jill

    March 26, 2008 03:55 am

    Beautiful...makes me want to go shoot some rain!!

  • Mandy

    March 26, 2008 03:27 am

    These photos are great. I love shooting in the rain, and walking in it which is just as well.

  • M

    March 26, 2008 02:57 am

    Thanks Craig. That's true. I looked at them again and I do have some pictured similar to 5-7. But with 9, the eery green effect is definitely due to some photshopping or filters (gasp). Nonetheless, it's very hard to get a professional photographer to give good advice on which P&S to get. I've been laughed away, kicked, punch, set on fire, chased with a cactus laced with tabasco, and I still have not been able to get a pro-tographer to give me good advice on P&S. It's like us Mac users. Whenever a Windows user says there's something wrong with their machine, the first thing we'd do is laugh. Then we say "obviously" and we end with "just get a mac".

  • Craig

    March 26, 2008 02:26 am

    I have to respond to M's comment...the vast majority of these shots could easily have been taken with a point-and-shoot, some with post-processing and others without. Shots 5-7, 9, 11, and 13 could all have been shot with a mid-level P&S without any post-processing.

  • M

    March 26, 2008 02:17 am

    I'm willing to bet that none of these were taken with a point and shoot. Except perhaps the last one, of the pebbles.

  • Taryn

    March 26, 2008 01:28 am

    Thank you for this post. These are all truly inspirational images.

  • Jeremy Hall

    March 26, 2008 01:18 am

    Wonderful assortment of inspiring rain photos. I like collections like this as a motivation to get me out and try to capture photos under similar conditions.

  • Jim Goldstein

    March 26, 2008 01:17 am

    Beautiful photos Martin. At first thought shooting in the rain will seem unappealing to many I'm sure, but as you've shown with these great images it is a prime time to get some very dramatic photographs. Now I'm looking forward to some spring rain here to take advantage of :)

  • ilse

    March 26, 2008 01:13 am

    I love your shots! I totally agree with you about not putting away the camera when it rains. Would you mind explaining a little more what shutter speed, ISO and aperture you used to take this photos?

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