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35 Beautiful Examples Of Rain Photography

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. [Content Care Oct/26/2016]

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.

You may want to take a look at the following related posts:

Rain Photography Link

Marcel Germain5

A walk in the rain6

Maria Sauh7

8

vijayal9

10

Tim Hearud11

12

muha13

teamwork14

Dreamer-Soul

Cody2615

Red Tips16

Muha3317

lightning over the capital city18

J Rutledge19

Beautiful Night In Rome20

black&white21

22

Victor Eredel

Ben Visbeek23

24

Agnieszka Borkowska

unknown

Artem Tschaikowsky

unknown

Cody2625

Rainbow and Lightning26

Time Magazine27

28

Curtis Forrester

Zasu

Yauheni Attsetski

Séverine Cousot aka Sey29

30

DeDaniel4331

It's still sunny at the lake...32

Muha3317

silent conversation with the sky34

Ahmed Zahid35

Iridescence36

3amfromkyoto37

After The Rain38

Hau Si Yuan Julian39

40

Zaniac41

42

DeDaniel4331

Northsea sunset44

Chospatis45

silent conversation46

Soumya47

Cloud attack48

DenesG149

50

Max51

52

Footnotes Link

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/09/25-beautiful-macro-photography-shots-photos/
  2. 2 /2008/03/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  3. 3 /2008/06/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  4. 4 /2008/04/really-stunning-pictures-and-photos/
  5. 5 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  6. 6 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  7. 7 #
  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://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/
  16. 16 http://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/2566862408/in/photostream/
  17. 17 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/
  18. 18 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/131234664/in/set-72157600055488424/
  19. 19 http://flickr.com/photos/justinrutledge/
  20. 20 http://flickr.com/photos/justinrutledge/2295289012/
  21. 21 http://flickr.com/people/28379587@N00/
  22. 22 http://flickr.com/photos/28379587@N00/70046709/
  23. 23 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  24. 24 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  25. 25 http://flickr.com/photos/marcelgermain/2120931169/
  26. 26 http://flickr.com/photos/26969062@N07/2566812322/
  27. 27 http://www.time.com/time/picturesoftheweek/0,29409,1837279_1758435,00.html
  28. 28 http://www.time.com/time/picturesoftheweek/0,29409,1837279_1758435,00.html
  29. 29 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/
  30. 30 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/262080473/
  31. 31 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  32. 32 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2414413786/
  33. 33 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/
  34. 34 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/2502898556/in/photostream/
  35. 35 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/
  36. 36 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/137470906/
  37. 37 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/
  38. 38 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/54113300/
  39. 39 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/
  40. 40 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/2613013907/in/pool-stormchasers
  41. 41 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/
  42. 42 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/536728059/in/pool-stormchasers
  43. 43 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  44. 44 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2374994242/in/set-72157602737386766/
  45. 45 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/
  46. 46 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/2353323717/
  47. 47 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/
  48. 48 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/2727306099/
  49. 49 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/
  50. 50 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/2813800201/in/pool-before_the_storm
  51. 51 http://maks.35photo.ru/
  52. 52 http://maks.35photo.ru/photo_49509/
  53. 53 http://flickr.com/groups/52240317764@N01/
  54. 54 http://flickr.com/groups/afertherain/
  55. 55 http://flickr.com/groups/weatherphoto/
  56. 56 http://flickr.com/groups/indianrain/
  57. 57 http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/storm-chasers.html

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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.

  1. 1

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

    6
  2. 2

    Terrific color!

    1
  3. 3

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

    3
  4. 4

    Classic Collection. Black & White images are making more impressions

    2
  5. 5

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

    2
  6. 6

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

    4
  7. 7

    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

    0
  8. 8

    Muhammad Shahid Akram

    September 7, 2008 8:54 pm

    i love them all, totally mind blowing collection

    1
  9. 9

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

    2
  10. 10

    Woow.. Its raining !

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

    2
    • 11

      Arun Basil Lal

      February 28, 2010 2:39 pm

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

      -2
  11. 12

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

    -1
  12. 14

    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!

    1
  13. 15

    Great photos!

    4
  14. 16

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

    0
  15. 17

    Beautiful! :)

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

    -1
  16. 18

    Number 6 – its my Photo!

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

    1
  17. 20

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

    2
  18. 22

    really awesome!!!

    -1
  19. 23

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

    1
  20. 24

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

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