35 Beautiful Examples Of Rain Photography

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Most photographers do not feel comfortable in taking photographs in bad weather. Yet bad weather sometimes presents the perfect opportunity to get most out of our skills. In particular, in the beginning of autumn rain can provide the perfect opportunity to capture wonderful photos.

Shooting in rain produces dramatic atmosphere and soft romantic scenes. Whether you are after lightning strikes or water drops, alone the incredible cloud formations can produce quite exciting and impressive photos. Reflections can occasionally produce mirrors or blurs of dancing colors, making the photography in rain beautiful and unpredictable.

Below we present over 35 beautiful examples of rain photography. This post is supposed to provide you with some inspiration for rainy motifs and is not supposed to be the ultimate collection of best photographs. There are definitely thousands of beautiful “rainy” photos &ndsash; feel free to share links to them in comments to this post!

All photos are linked and lead to the sources from which they were taken. Please feel free to explore further works of these photographers on their Flickr collections or their personal sites.

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Rain Photography

Marcel Germain5

A walk in the rain6

Maria Sauh7

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vijayal9

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Tim Hearud11

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muha13

teamwork14

Dreamer-Soul15

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Cody2617

Red Tips18

Muha5119

lightning over the capital city20

J Rutledge21

Beautiful Night In Rome22

black&white23

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Victor Eredel25

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Ben Visbeek27

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Agnieszka Borkowska29

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unknown31

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Artem Tschaikowsky33

34

unknown35

36

Cody2637

Rainbow and Lightning38

Time Magazine39

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Curtis Forrester41

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Zasu43

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Yauheni Attsetski45

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Séverine Cousot aka Sey47

48

DeDaniel6349

It's still sunny at the lake...50

Muha5119

silent conversation with the sky52

Ahmed Zahid53

Iridescence54

3amfromkyoto55

After The Rain56

Hau Si Yuan Julian57

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Borbély Márk59

Before the storm60

Zaniac61

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DeDaniel6349

Northsea sunset64

Suketoketchi65

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Chospatis67

silent conversation68

Soumya69

Cloud attack70

DenesG171

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Max73

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Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  5. 5 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  6. 6 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  7. 7 http://www.500px.com/users/indifferens
  8. 8 http://www.500px.com/photo/3240
  9. 9 http://flickr.com/photos/vijayalakshmi/272441105/
  10. 10 http://flickr.com/photos/vijayalakshmi/272441105/
  11. 11 http://flickr.com/people/timijimi/
  12. 12 http://flickr.com/photos/timijimi/137500764/
  13. 13 http://flickr.com/people/muha/
  14. 14 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/504295738/in/set-72157600055488424/
  15. 15 http://club.foto.ru/user.php?user_id=3415
  16. 16 http://radarr.kiev.ua/forums/index.php?showtopic=19603&st=880
  17. 17 http://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/
  18. 18 http://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/2566862408/in/photostream/
  19. 19 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/
  20. 20 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/131234664/in/set-72157600055488424/
  21. 21 http://flickr.com/photos/justinrutledge/
  22. 22 http://flickr.com/photos/justinrutledge/2295289012/
  23. 23 http://flickr.com/people/28379587@N00/
  24. 24 http://flickr.com/photos/28379587@N00/70046709/
  25. 25 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Paper-Boats/112223
  26. 26 http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Paper-Boats/112223
  27. 27 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  28. 28 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  29. 29 http://500px.com/channels/alternative/3901
  30. 30 http://500px.com/channels/alternative/3901
  31. 31 http://radarr.kiev.ua/forums/index.php?showtopic=19603&st=880
  32. 32 http://radarr.kiev.ua/forums/index.php?showtopic=19603&st=880
  33. 33 http://www.500px.com/users/tchaikovski
  34. 34 http://www.500px.com/photo/4611
  35. 35 http://radarr.kiev.ua/forums/index.php?s=a3c129792515a8778cf21bd3df3f4a4f&showtopic=19603&st=920
  36. 36 http://radarr.kiev.ua/forums/index.php?s=a3c129792515a8778cf21bd3df3f4a4f&showtopic=19603&st=920
  37. 37 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  38. 38 http://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/2566812322/
  39. 39 http://www.time.com/time/picturesoftheweek/0,29409,1837279_1758435,00.html
  40. 40 http://www.time.com/time/picturesoftheweek/0,29409,1837279_1758435,00.html
  41. 41 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=15042
  42. 42 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=15042
  43. 43 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=26423
  44. 44 http://pixdaus.com/single.php?id=26423
  45. 45 http://www.500px.com/users/no_mad
  46. 46 http://www.500px.com/photo/4744
  47. 47 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/
  48. 48 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/262080473/
  49. 49 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  50. 50 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2414413786/
  51. 51 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/
  52. 52 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/2502898556/in/photostream/
  53. 53 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/
  54. 54 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/137470906/
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/
  56. 56 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/54113300/
  57. 57 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/
  58. 58 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/2613013907/in/pool-stormchasers
  59. 59 http://flickr.com/photos/21305107@N02/
  60. 60 http://flickr.com/photos/21305107@N02/2757417016/in/pool-stormchasers
  61. 61 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/
  62. 62 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/536728059/in/pool-stormchasers
  63. 63 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  64. 64 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2374994242/in/set-72157602737386766/
  65. 65 http://flickr.com/photos/suketoketchi/
  66. 66 http://flickr.com/photos/suketoketchi/2741267529/in/pool-weatherphoto
  67. 67 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/
  68. 68 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/2353323717/
  69. 69 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/
  70. 70 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/2727306099/
  71. 71 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/
  72. 72 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/2813800201/in/pool-before_the_storm
  73. 73 http://maks.35photo.ru/
  74. 74 http://maks.35photo.ru/photo_49509/
  75. 75 http://flickr.com/groups/52240317764@N01/
  76. 76 http://flickr.com/groups/afertherain/
  77. 77 http://flickr.com/groups/weatherphoto/
  78. 78 http://flickr.com/groups/indianrain/
  79. 79 http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/storm-chasers.html
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/04/28/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/

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Vailancio Rodrigues is a web ninja who bakes semantic muffins. Apart from that he is also interested in Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, Photography and knows little bit of Physics due to his college education . He is from Goa - a beautiful tropical paradise in India.

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  1. 1

    very nice.. dreamy even. thx for the inspiration

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  2. 52

    so beautiful
    tanks
    Very nice collection.

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  3. 103

    Love the photos again!
    Thanks for these!

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  4. 154

    Beautiful!!!!

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    2expertsdesign.com

    September 8, 2008 12:34 pm

    really nice pics and also great end of the post with Smashing kiss.

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  6. 256

    amazing shots

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  7. 307

    It is always a good idea to ask permission to post other people’s work before you go ahead and post them up somewhere else. I don’t mind my photo being up here, but considering it is a protected photo (protected by creative commons license), you have gone and copied the photo and hosted it on your own server. Where is the professionalism?? Do you not practice what you preach??

    I appreciate the linkback, but some credit to go alongside my photo would also be nice. Please.

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  8. 358

    Extremely shallow / useless article. C’mon SM, you guys always bring it? WTF is this?!

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  9. 409

    hey !! you use one of my pictures without permission. It is a violation of the copiright. You steal my picture, you are fucking thieves.

    1
  10. 460

    Wow. Those are all amazing. Such gorgeous shots!

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  12. 562

    Those pictures are so beautiful….

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  13. 613

    Thank you 4 the Post

    XOXO

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  14. 664

    3rd from the last is my photo. the author didn’t take permission before posting it here.

    1
  15. 715

    3rd from the last is my photo, taken from my flickr album. The author didn’t ask for my permission before posting it here.

    2
  16. 766

    I could take better pictures than these ;-)

    Well, maybe. If I could take pictures at all….

    These are quite nice!

    -1
  17. 817

    Maybe we should ask everyone if we could post stuff before it goes on Digg, too.

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    • 868

      i want to take u r photo what ever put it above if u will give a permission i can taken it and put it into my face book that photo was marvelous.

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  19. 970

    My photograph Blue Rain has been used without my permission, this image is subject to my copyright. I am still waiting for a reply to my e-mail requesting royalties or the image removed. The link to pixdaus who stole the image have now removed it. All my photographs are for sale in my Redbubble portfolio, user name Paul Gibbons (spottydog06 ).

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    Justin (www.DotNetMushroom.com)

    September 8, 2008 11:20 pm

    An amazing collection indeed. However, after reading some of the posts here about how some of the photographers’ work has been used without permission it kind of raised a bit my eyebrows. Whilst smashing magazine is showing us a collection of some of the best work, it is unfair on the artists / photographers that they are not credited for their work. I can only imagine the hours it takes and the amount of photos one has to take before coming up with one of the photos in this collection. So my advice is – Smashing Magazine: thanks for the photos and the superb collections but please credit the photographers, Photographers / Artists: Continue to inspire us and keep up the good work !

    DotNetMushroom

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  21. 1072

    Thumbs up for most of the images with the people in it. Thumbs down on the high saturation – high contrast – HDR images. In ten years that style is going to look like sequined bell bottoms to us.

    Erich

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    Speaking about rain photography, there is also this ;) :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Gabriel_(1977_album)

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    September 9, 2008 1:48 am

    @all: we’ll definitely credit photographers and artists back in our posts in the future. Sorry for inconvenience, guys.

    -1
  24. 1225

    great collection!

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  25. 1276

    Smashing staff: These are great photos, but it’s clear the photographers are upset that they haven’t been credited. Instead of saying ” you’ll do it in the future,” why not credit those whose work is in this post? Let it start here…

    Since you’re typically on the ball with crediting designers, I’m a bit surprised about this one.

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    Marco Nedermeijer

    September 9, 2008 8:53 am

    These are really good ! Very inspirational.

    this is my personal favorite rain photo

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    Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz

    September 9, 2008 9:40 am

    @metrocake: we have contacted the person who has prepared this post – it will be updated as soon as possible!

    -1
  28. 1429

    I love those shots! My photoblog kindly take a look at it also. Thanks

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    • 1531

      Hi, i have seen all the photographs, Just one word to justify the way they are taken or Shoted, It;s really Amazing all are, but one or two are beyond the ultimate. nice work

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  30. 1582

    so beautiful~

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  31. 1633

    very inspiring.. thank you :)

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  32. 1684

    It is really fantastic

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  33. 1735

    Really beautiful photos.

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  34. 1786

    kheyli ghashang hastan cool:D

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  36. 1888

    Wiber - El Salvador

    September 10, 2008 1:12 pm

    Maravillosa colección.

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  37. 1939

    nice shot…a few photos are awesome…is it realy real picture without manipulated effect? or these pictures had remanipulated before showoff :D

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  38. 1990

    UN PLACER PARA LOS HOJOS ESTA COLECCION DE FOTOGRAFIAS

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    Take My Photograph

    September 11, 2008 4:28 am

    Hi awesome photographs love what you have done, its a great inspiration for my own work

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    Take My Photograph

    September 11, 2008 4:29 am

    Hi awesome photographs love what you have done, its a great inspiration for my own work…

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    Dwayne.D.C.Tucker II

    September 11, 2008 10:26 am

    Nicee!!! I love this post absolutely beautiful photographs.

    Dwayne.D.C.Tucker II
    Nassau, Bahamas

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    wonderful photos. I love rainy days! definitely inspirational too.

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    beautiful! and inspiring.

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    محمد حسن حکمی

    September 12, 2008 2:49 am

    These are all wery excellent and pretty. at least one of them always remember us GOD`s power.

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    hi this was great proffessional inspiring . tnx a lot .

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  46. 2398

    So really nice

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    wonderfoul

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  48. 2500

    Nature is Wonderfoul

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    fantastic!

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    Carlos Valcarcel Gay

    September 17, 2008 2:20 pm

    Son increibles.

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