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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.

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 Link

Marcel Germain5

A walk in the rain6

Maria Sauh7

8

vijayal9

10

Tim Hearud11

12

muha13

teamwork14

Dreamer-Soul15

16

Cody2617

Red Tips18

Muha4719

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 Forrester

Zasu

Yauheni Attsetski41

42

Séverine Cousot aka Sey43

44

DeDaniel5845

It's still sunny at the lake...46

Muha4719

silent conversation with the sky48

Ahmed Zahid49

Iridescence50

3amfromkyoto51

After The Rain52

Hau Si Yuan Julian53

54

Borbély Márk55

Zaniac56

57

DeDaniel5845

Northsea sunset59

Suketoketchi60

Chospatis61

silent conversation62

Soumya63

Cloud attack64

DenesG165

66

Max67

68

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Footnotes Link

  1. 1 /2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/
  2. 2 /2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  3. 3 /2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  4. 4 /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 #
  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 #
  26. 26 #
  27. 27 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  28. 28 http://flickr.com/photos/visbeek/2777660363/
  29. 29 #
  30. 30 #
  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 #
  34. 34 #
  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 #
  42. 42 #
  43. 43 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/
  44. 44 http://flickr.com/photos/seyku09/262080473/
  45. 45 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  46. 46 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2414413786/
  47. 47 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/
  48. 48 http://flickr.com/photos/muha/2502898556/in/photostream/
  49. 49 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/
  50. 50 http://flickr.com/photos/ahmedzahid/137470906/
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/
  52. 52 http://www.flickr.com/photos/3amfromkyoto/54113300/
  53. 53 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/
  54. 54 http://flickr.com/photos/haudesigns/2613013907/in/pool-stormchasers
  55. 55 http://flickr.com/photos/21305107@N02/
  56. 56 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/
  57. 57 http://flickr.com/photos/zaniac/536728059/in/pool-stormchasers
  58. 58 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/
  59. 59 http://flickr.com/photos/26432908@N00/2374994242/in/set-72157602737386766/
  60. 60 http://flickr.com/photos/suketoketchi/
  61. 61 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/
  62. 62 http://flickr.com/photos/chospatis/2353323717/
  63. 63 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/
  64. 64 http://flickr.com/photos/soumya_b5/2727306099/
  65. 65 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/
  66. 66 http://flickr.com/photos/47101919@N00/2813800201/in/pool-before_the_storm
  67. 67 http://maks.35photo.ru/
  68. 68 http://maks.35photo.ru/photo_49509/
  69. 69 http://flickr.com/groups/52240317764@N01/
  70. 70 http://flickr.com/groups/afertherain/
  71. 71 http://flickr.com/groups/weatherphoto/
  72. 72 http://flickr.com/groups/indianrain/
  73. 73 http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/storm-chasers/storm-chasers.html
  74. 74 /2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/
  75. 75 /2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/
  76. 76 /2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  77. 77 /2008/06/09/beautiful-black-and-white-photography/
  78. 78 /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.

  1. 1

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

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  2. 2

    Terrific color!

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  3. 3

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

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  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.

    3
  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

    0
  9. 9

    Wow…absolutely amazing pics…

    1
  10. 10

    Woow.. Its raining !

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

    1
    • 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.

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  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

    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.

    6
  14. 16

    Great photos!

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  15. 17

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

    2
  16. 18

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

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  17. 19

    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

    -1
  18. 20

    Beautiful! :)

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

    -1
  19. 21

    Number 6 – its my Photo!

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

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  20. 23

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

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