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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Marcel Germain5

A walk in the rain6

Maria Sauh7

8

vijayal9

10

Tim Hearud11

12

muha13

teamwork14

Dreamer-Soul15

16

Cody2617

Red Tips18

Muha5119

lightning over the capital city20

J Rutledge21

Beautiful Night In Rome22

black&white23

24

Victor Eredel25

26

Ben Visbeek27

28

Agnieszka Borkowska29

30

unknown31

32

Artem Tschaikowsky33

34

unknown35

36

Cody2637

Rainbow and Lightning38

Time Magazine39

40

Curtis Forrester41

42

Zasu43

44

Yauheni Attsetski45

46

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

58

Borbély Márk59

Before the storm60

Zaniac61

62

DeDaniel6349

Northsea sunset64

Suketoketchi65

66

Chospatis67

silent conversation68

Soumya69

Cloud attack70

DenesG171

72

Max73

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  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

    Absolutely Beautiful, Nothing relaxes and calms me like a rainstorm.

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  2. 2

    superb collection. makes me admire to be a better photographer.

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  3. 3

    An excellent collection of photos! I really love the last one as well – such an amazing scene. (I’m also a particular fan of 6, 13, 19, and 22. ^^)

    However, I have to ask – why did a photo of the Aurora Borealis make it into “Rain Photography”? (The ground is wet, sure. But I’m guessing that’s more to do with the fact that it looks like tide pools!)

    All around though, a really inspirational photo set! Thanks for sharing these with us!

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  4. 4

    Gill (www.gillandco.com)

    September 7, 2008 11:10 pm

    Man oh Man – what a way to wake up on a Monday! Lovely theme – fantastic pictures. Another photographer who is very comfortable in the skin is Steve McCurry – His monsoon collection is to die for.

    Keep on Keepin!

    Gill.

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  5. 5

    Hey they’re beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them. I love the macro ones best, everything is just a different world up close.

    2
  6. 7

    rain is about the relationship to nature. nature is beautiful :)

    1
  7. 8

    stunning collection ^^

    3
  8. 9

    Terrific color!

    1
  9. 10

    Woah, those are amazing! The last one makes you go aww.

    2
  10. 11

    Seriously beautiful collection!

    1
  11. 12

    Very good! On in an instant classic

    1
  12. 13

    Lipton of Starfeeder

    September 7, 2008 7:27 pm

    Wow is all I can say… beautiful and inspiring

    1
  13. 15

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

    0
  14. 16

    Classic Collection. Black & White images are making more impressions

    1
  15. 17

    This is an amazing batch, I especially love the last one.

    1
  16. 18

    beautiful shots! i loved the last one too – the one with the rain bucketing out of the sky into the ocean in just one part was pretty impressive too – and the reflection in the puddle,all were pretty amazing

    1
  17. 19

    Muhammad Shahid Akram

    September 7, 2008 8:54 pm

    i love them all, totally mind blowing collection

    2
  18. 20

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

    1
  19. 21

    Woow.. Its raining !

    Now I remember an Indian photographer ‘Victor George’. Who killed by rain while shooting an accident

    2
    • 22

      Me too, I have newspaper clippings of his death. He have some awesome shots in his name.

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  20. 23

    Wow really nice collection…. thnx SM 4 this stunning list

    0
  21. 25

    Great photos!

    1
  22. 26

    Very nice collection. This is my rain favorite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quizz/2100018787/

    1
  23. 27

    great collection!
    images are blissful and wretched at the same time.

    1
  24. 28

    I like the one with the photographer standing in the lake most. It is an amazing example of photographic skills. On my own blog I recommend this rain photo: http://shun.aminus3.com/image/2008-07-19.html

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  25. 29

    Beautiful! :)

    The photographer in the lake is the best one for me!

    1
  26. 30

    Number 6 – its my Photo!

    You should ask my permission to addition of my photo ….

    1
  27. 32
  28. 33

    really awesome!!!

    0
  29. 34

    Nice collection of stolen images. No attempt to credit the original photogs. Wanker.

    1
  30. 35

    really awesome..simply superbbb

    0
  31. 36

    Great photographs! Rain photography is a very interesting and oft neglected niche.

    0
  32. 37

    Sweet

    0
  33. 38

    Simply beautiful.

    0
  34. 39

    Very nice collection. Thansks.
    Site: http://www.desigart.com

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  35. 40

    Very nice collection.
    http://www.desigart.com.br
    Thanks

    0
  36. 41

    These photos are amazing!

    0
  37. 42

    I think I found my new desktop image :)

    0
  38. 43

    cheap sentimental bullshit photography – yawn.

    1
  39. 44

    Wow, really great pictures. I have to try shooting in the rain, too!

    -1
  40. 45

    Beautiful collection.
    Need some for my desktop.
    Itomo

    0
  41. 46

    They are beautiful but only a few actually had rain in them. I was hoping for more photographs involving rain and not just photographs of clouds and waterdrops. They are really beautiful though!

    0
  42. 47

    Ronald (naldzgraphics.com)

    September 8, 2008 5:51 am

    great images.although some of them looks like not raining.

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  43. 48

    We are sick of rain here in UK but these pictures are very pretty!

    1
  44. 49

    Hey one of my photos is here, sweet.

    1
  45. 50

    Excellent pictures

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  46. 51

    I’m from the UK. Can we have some sunshine pics please.

    0
  47. 52

    Dreamer-Soul, it would be posible to have that nice piece of work you have made, in hi resolution?

    0
  48. 53

    Incredible shots! i fell in love with the first shot <3
    thank you so much for sharing !

    0
  49. 54

    Wonderful! Very, very, very beautiful!

    0
  50. 55

    Amazing pictures, I love especially the one with the girl in the water taking a photo under an umbrella and her red raincoat. The one with the 3 paper boats is great too. A very nice collection, as usual!

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