Rainy Day Moments By Jane Lurie2 months ago ( 105 ) Welcoming the rain in California. Happiness Is… City Impressions Golden Gate Fog A Hard Rain Red Car After the Rain Riveting Rivulets Sunset after the Rain Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: City Scenes, Landscapes, Photography, WaterTags: California, Fujifilm X-T2, Golden Gate Bridge, Impressionism, Inspiration, Landscapes, Nature Photography, Rain, San Francisco, Weather Related Articles Monochrome Meditations: Tomales Bay and Point Reyes By Jane Lurie3 hours ago ( 9 ) Sightseeing, Oslo Opera House By Jane Lurie2 days ago ( 31 ) To Australia, With Love By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 97 ) 105 comments › nitinsingh January 2, 2020 • 6:59 pm Masterpiece Reply ↓ Jane Lurie January 3, 2020 • 5:57 pm Thank you so much, Nitin. Reply ↓ nitinsingh January 3, 2020 • 6:30 pm It’s my pleasure I come from most photogenic city of planet varanasi😁😁🙃 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie January 5, 2020 • 8:35 am Beautiful! Reply ↓ Mackenzie December 20, 2019 • 8:46 pm Oh how I miss this city. Your posts give me a moment in time where I feel like I am back there ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 21, 2019 • 8:22 pm Hi Mackenzie, How nice! I’m so glad these brought back good SF memories. She is so easy to miss… ❤️ Happy holidays! Reply ↓ Mackenzie December 21, 2019 • 9:08 pm Agreed. And thank you- You too, Jane!! Reply ↓ equinoxio21 December 19, 2019 • 1:58 pm Compliments. Makes me want to go back to SF ASAP. 🙂 (Merry Christmas, jane) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 21, 2019 • 8:24 pm Thank you, Brian. She’s calling! Merry Christmas to you and yours. 🎄 Reply ↓ LisaDay December 19, 2019 • 2:33 am That is a lot of rain. I love the man with the umbrella. Black and white makes it stunning, in my humble opinion. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 19, 2019 • 9:12 am We love the winter rains. Glad you enjoyed them- Hard Rain was a lucky get- it was pouring and he scurried by and I could only shoot one frame. Phew! Thanks very much, Lisa. 😊 Reply ↓ Gunta December 14, 2019 • 4:43 pm Whew… almost couldn’t find the end of all the comments! You GO, girl! Love, love these rainy day images as we are finally getting some precious rain here and the creek is rising. All your images are marvelous (as always), but the fog showing just a bit of The Bridge is glorious. It’s always such fun visiting here. So Glad I didn’t miss this one. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 16, 2019 • 7:06 pm Hi Gunta, Your reaction to this series means a lot. We love our rainy days and I’m so glad you’re getting some! Thank you very much and I hope you are having a great holiday season! 🙂 Reply ↓ Gunta December 17, 2019 • 4:22 pm It’s good to finally get some rain, not too much, just enough. The creek is rising and all is good. Thing is I love your images so much because it brings back some delicious memories of when I lived in the Bay Area. These days cities and their traffic tend to freak me out, so revisiting through your lens is a special delight. You capture the spirit of it so very, very well. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 17, 2019 • 8:36 pm What a wonderful follow-up to read, Gunta. I do remember you said you lived in SF and I’m so happy that you enjoy my Bay Area images. What I love about SF is that you can escape to uninhabited countryside or beaches pretty quickly. 👍🏻😎 Reply ↓ bluebrightly December 13, 2019 • 5:55 pm Beautifully put together, Jane….Lots of rain down there! Not so much up here – we still need more. I can really feel the pleasure that you took in the rain through these images. The figures in the first image and “A Hard Rain” are both fantastic – you have a knack for picturing something I can only call the human condition. And wow, you ended the series with a burst of gorgeousness. That sunset through the window is outstanding! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 13, 2019 • 9:46 pm Lynn, Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I always appreciate reading your thoughts coming from your keen eye. Hope you get some of that rain soon and that you are doing well. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly December 14, 2019 • 11:57 am Thanks! We have been getting rain, albeit sporadic. I shouldn’t complain, but the short, dark, gray days are pretty dreary! I’m doing OK in spite of it. 😉 Reply ↓ Susan Gutterman December 13, 2019 • 8:28 am Lovely, Jane. I recognize some favorites. I particularly like “hard rain”. Beautiful composition and it works very well in B&W. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 13, 2019 • 11:29 am Thanks so much, Susan. That’s a fave as you know. Glad you enjoyed these. 😊 Reply ↓ Dave Ply December 12, 2019 • 5:46 pm Some of these are return favorites, others are new delights. All are a beautiful tribute to rainy days. (And I don’t know about you folks, but we’re really needing it up here. Welcome back rain!) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 16, 2019 • 8:24 pm HI Dave, Thank you for remembering the old faves- that’s nice. Yes, there are a couple of newbies in there. Your thoughts are much appreciated. Happy holidays and I hope you get some rain! Reply ↓ AmyRose🌹 December 12, 2019 • 12:00 pm Just loved this series of images of the rain, Jane. I enjoyed how you changed shooting technique as I studied one in particular. You catch the “mood” of what you are shooting so cleverly. I love that little kid walking in the rain in a yellow slicker (it looks like a child). That jolt of yellow just jumps out at you. Another one that really had me studying was the one of the red car. All the colors in this series smelled, tasted, looked like rain. Incredibly creative of you! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 12, 2019 • 3:10 pm Thanks, Amy! I love working on rainy day projects like the impressionistic windows and also just having some good luck walking around in the rain and seeing my little yellow slicker wearer. Such fun. Glad you enjoyed! Reply ↓ Prior... December 11, 2019 • 10:16 pm you did a nice job of putting together the flow of the photos – like a nice trickling rain the post flowed (kidding) and my fav is the man in yellow rain suit – clear umbrella and that bridge – so much to soak uo there (sorry – puns are rolling) hahah and wishing you a good day Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 16, 2019 • 8:21 pm Haha, Yvette! Thanks for the shower of praise. 🌨☔️😄 Wishing you a wonderful holiday season. Reply ↓ Prior... December 17, 2019 • 2:22 am 🙂 Reply ↓ Jet Eliot December 11, 2019 • 9:41 am Oh my goodness, Jane, such a creative series of captures on the SF rain. It’s wonderful to have rain again, and your words and photos express the celebration. My two favorites are the little one under the umbrella, and the man with the umbrella with his back to the camera. A joy to be here. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 11, 2019 • 5:30 pm Hi Jet, How fun to read your reaction to this series. Thank you so much. You’ve highlighted two faves that I felt very lucky to catch. One shot for each and they were gone. Thanks very much and hope you are enjoying the rain. 🙂 Reply ↓ Yoshimiparis Photographie December 11, 2019 • 12:37 am Hello Jane What a nice photographic work on the rain There are two photographs that I particularly like The first is that of the Golden Gate under the fog obviously: D, this frame and the mass of fog is like a door, a direction to take and at the same time we can say yes but …. if I mlet the foot, I’ll maybe fall? The second is really great, but great with a big F and that of the man with the umbrella. There is a certain atmosphere of this photograph. It could serve as a cover of a book whose story is still to tell, it makes me think of monochrome movies with H.Bogard too A small nugget this picture Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 11, 2019 • 5:40 pm Hi Yoshimi, Thank you so much for such a terrific reaction to these shots. Hard Rain with the man and the umbrella was one of those moments that passed by so quickly, I managed to get only one shot. Phew. I agree, it has a noir feel that is just right for San Francisco. Crossing the Golden Gate is always a thrill and I was glad to have my short telephoto on my camera that foggy day. Happy you enjoyed these photos. Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis December 10, 2019 • 12:30 am Wonderful pictures, Jane – and absolutely love Golden Gate Fog, After the Rain and Sunset after the Rain. A 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 10, 2019 • 9:02 am Thank you, Adrian. I sure love rainy days…maybe because there are so few in California. Pleased you like those in particular– they were exciting to capture. 🙂 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet December 9, 2019 • 5:18 pm Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 7:24 pm Thank you, Chuck. 🤗 Reply ↓ thereluctantpoet December 10, 2019 • 3:56 pm Always happy sharing your work with followers, Jane!! xoxo Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman December 9, 2019 • 4:46 pm Your title immediately reminded me of the song “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.” Then I saw that you captioned one of your pictures “A Hard Rain.” Seems like you’re channeling Bob Dylan in this post. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 10, 2019 • 9:06 am Hi Steve, The magic of rain. I love how these photos are conjuring rain songs in many viewers. Thanks very much for viewing. ☔️ Reply ↓ M.B. Henry December 9, 2019 • 3:32 pm Awesome pics! I do love the California rainy days 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 10, 2019 • 9:12 am Thanks so much, MB. It’s beautiful when it rains. Pleased you enjoyed this series. ☔️ Reply ↓ Steve Gingold December 9, 2019 • 2:38 pm Ha! “A Hard Rain” does remind a bit of Bob walking the streets. These are all fine rainy day shots, Jane. I’m especially drawn to the sedum, but you might expect that. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 10, 2019 • 9:20 am Hi Steve, Hard Rain was a great day of photography and I was humming the song when I saw the results. I share your love of succulents especially in the rain. Happy you enjoyed this series- thanks very much! 💦 Reply ↓ Suzanne et Pierre December 9, 2019 • 12:44 pm Wonderful series of images. Rain can be very inspiring and I guess California does need it these days. (Suzanne) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 10, 2019 • 9:21 am Thanks very much, Suzanne. I’m always happy for the much needed rains out here and it always brings a creative surge. 🙂 Reply ↓ David December 9, 2019 • 11:27 am Working with your favorite medium, I see (windows). The Golden Gate fog is very impressive by it’s thickness. Your rain will become our mountain snow. The lower elevation precip will be slim to none. Two rainy songs, “Rainy Days and Mondays” (The Carpenters) and “I Love A Rainy Night” (Eddie Rabbitt). 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:07 pm Hi David, Yes! Back to rainy windows in the CA winter. Hope your snowfall is beautiful and manageable. Love those songs! 🎶Thanks so much. 🙂 Reply ↓ Graham Stephen December 9, 2019 • 10:51 am Great stuff! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:05 pm Thanks very much, Graham. 🙂 Reply ↓ rabirius December 9, 2019 • 9:57 am Wonderful images, Jane. My favorites are “Golden Gate Fog” (so mysterious, how the bridge vanishes in the fog) and “A Hard Rain” (perfect composition). Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:04 pm Thanks very much, Rabirius. Your reaction means a lot to me. 🙂 Reply ↓ Robert Parker December 9, 2019 • 7:36 am Wonderful album. The second shot captures perfectly my Monday morning impression of the city, on the way to work, pre-coffee. (But mine is blurrier, and yours is a good deal more poetic! 🙂 ) Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:03 pm Ha! Good one, Robert. 🙂 Happy you enjoyed these–thanks very much. Reply ↓ Robert Parker December 9, 2019 • 1:09 pm Seriously, they’re all such beautiful shots, and I love the first shot with the little person in a bright yellow rain suit (grandchild?), a tiny figure in a sweeping shot with the monumental bridge in the background Reply ↓ millicanphotography December 9, 2019 • 6:20 am Great as always, Jane! Your window photos are very moving. Grateful for your sharing!! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:02 pm Thank you so much, Larry. That means a lot. 🙂 Reply ↓ naturebackin December 9, 2019 • 6:13 am A beautiful celebration of the welcome and precious rain and very evocative too. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:02 pm Thank you so much, Carol. It’s wonderful when the winter rains come. Precious and beautiful. Pleased you enjoyed this set. Reply ↓ K. Joseph December 9, 2019 • 5:19 am Lovely shots. Rainy days and Mondays always get me down, 😉 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:08 pm Thanks so much, K. Great song but I feel more positive about rainy days. 🙂 ☔️ Reply ↓ paula graham December 9, 2019 • 4:36 am Superb photos and sure to be welcome, wish they got some in Australia Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:01 pm Thank you, Paula. Oh yes, feeling for Australia- awful. Reply ↓ Jeff Bell December 9, 2019 • 4:20 am Awesome photos. Shooting in the rain is challenging, but you can get unique moments that way. These shots are very creative – well done. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 12:00 pm Much appreciated, Jeff. Agree, it’s a fun challenge- at least I don’t need rain gear for my window project :). I’m happy you like them- thanks so much. Reply ↓ harrienijland December 9, 2019 • 2:43 am Fine set! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:59 am Thanks very much, Harrie. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sue December 9, 2019 • 1:55 am I love this selection, Jane! The window abstracts are wonderful, the sunset one magical, the Golden Gate in the fog a tad mystical, and I have a soft spot for the red car! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:58 am Hi Sue, Thanks so much for your kind reaction to these. Some favorite rainy moments. Your thoughts are much appreciated. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sue December 9, 2019 • 11:54 pm I just loved them, I must compile some moments, but I have very few rainy ones! Reply ↓ Fotohabitate December 9, 2019 • 1:25 am I love it, Jane! Especially the fog and the pictures with the raindrops at the window. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:57 am Thank you very much, Simone. I’ve been working on my rainy window project for a while now. Fog is in SF’s DNA and such fun to photograph. 🙂 Reply ↓ Sagittarius Viking December 9, 2019 • 1:19 am All your photos are gorgeous as usual, but I cannot help but love the first one a little extra. It touch my heart. Beautiful ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:56 am Thank you so much, Maria. Glad you like that one in particular…it could be your little one years back enjoying a rainy morning. 💕☔️ Reply ↓ restlessjo December 8, 2019 • 11:25 pm Wonderful shots, Jane! There are so many people in Australia who are desperate for just a few moments of this. 🙂 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:55 am Hi Jo, The disparity for water is unfair. I feel for beautiful Australia and friends there. We sadly have wildfires in common. Thank you for enjoying these shots- much appreciated. 🙂 🙂 Reply ↓ restlessjo December 9, 2019 • 12:16 pm The same here, on a much smaller scale, Jane 😦 Reply ↓ plaidcamper December 8, 2019 • 10:49 pm What a creative collection! I know the rain is welcome, and long overdue there… “Happiness is…” is a wonderful image – thanks for the smiles! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:52 am Thank you, Adam. Yes, relieved to get some rain on the west coast. Glad you enjoyed these! 🙂 Reply ↓ oneowner December 8, 2019 • 7:38 pm Fantastic shots, Jane. Nice work! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:51 am Thanks so much, Ken. Happy you enjoyed them. 🙂 Reply ↓ Ellen Jennings December 8, 2019 • 5:51 pm All wonderfull images, Jane—I feel the rain drops. The first one really made me smile, a wonderful composition and subject. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:51 am Thank you, Ellen. I felt lucky to catch that little guy under his umbrella. Rainy day joy. Reply ↓ belindagroverphotography December 8, 2019 • 5:32 pm Wonderful series, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:50 am Thanks so much, Belinda. The gift of rain… 🙂 Reply ↓ hintsoflifesite December 8, 2019 • 5:21 pm Beautiful images Jane! It’s hard to pick one, I love them all. 😊 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:49 am Thank you, HOL. I’m pleased these spoke to you. Much appreciated. 🙂 Reply ↓ Joe December 8, 2019 • 4:40 pm Beautiful images Jane 😊 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:46 am Thank you, Joe. 🙂 Reply ↓ Alison and Don December 8, 2019 • 4:12 pm Everyone of them a beauty. You are so talented. They remind me of something I read once – some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. I’m one of those people who walks in the rain. I love it. Alison Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 9, 2019 • 11:46 am Hi Alison, I’m with you, I love a rainy day…and that quote (attributed to Roger Miller). Happy you enjoyed this series. Thanks very much. Reply ↓ sharonbuehler December 8, 2019 • 4:00 pm I especially like A Hard Rain.❤️ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:43 pm Ooh, thanks Sharon, that’s a favorite moment. 🙂 Much appreciated. Reply ↓ Frank J Casella December 8, 2019 • 3:16 pm Very well done Jane. That opening photograph is adorable… good choice. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:38 pm Thanks so much, Frank. I felt very fortunate to have gotten that little guy under his umbrella. 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters December 8, 2019 • 3:01 pm Such a beautiful ode to rain! Is that I. under the umbrella in the first shot? So adorable. Wonderful shots, Jane! ❤ Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:37 pm Thank you so much, Eliza. I’m happy you are a fan of rain, too, and enjoyed these favorites. I wish that were I. – just a little one I came upon on my morning run. 🙂 💕 I should’ve gotten their names and sent them a copy. Reply ↓ sueruvo December 8, 2019 • 3:00 pm Love the red car! Hope all is well. Sent from my iPad > Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:34 pm Thanks, Sue. Everything is going great- hope you, too. 🙂 Reply ↓ anotherday2paradise December 8, 2019 • 3:00 pm Glorious rainy scenes, Jane. Love that rain-spattered sunset. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:33 pm Thanks, Sylvia. Happy you enjoyed. That sunset was a magical one. 🙂 Reply ↓ Michael Scandling December 8, 2019 • 2:55 pm Beautiful. I especially liked the warped window shots. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:32 pm Thank you, Michael. I’m pleased you like the window abstracts- a project I’ve been working on for quite some time. Reply ↓ Michael Scandling December 8, 2019 • 6:45 pm Very nice. Keep it up. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 7:24 pm Thanks. 😊 Reply ↓ camerapackercam December 8, 2019 • 2:41 pm Another masterpiece group. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie December 8, 2019 • 6:31 pm Thank you very much, Bruce. Rain makes me feel creative. Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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