Walking in the Rain


April Rain Song

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night –
And I love the rain.

~ Langston Hughesย 

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Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Red Umbrellas, Times Square

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

A Hard Rain, San Francisco

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Happiness Is…

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Crosswalk in Rain, Tokyo

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Rainy Day, Grant Street

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

London Greys

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Commuters, Tokyo

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Crossing, Chinatown, SF

 

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Umbrellas, Bergen

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Rainy Walk and Golden Gate

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Alley in Rain, San Francisco

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Downpour, USF

 

Umbrella, Rain, Photography, Travel, Portrait, Nikon, Fujifilm

Market Day

 

Celebrating another rainstorm in California.ย 

 

 

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127 comments

  1. And do
    You know the “walking in the rain song” from
    The 1980s?
    It is by orange juice Hines and the ending is really funny

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  2. I love umbrella photos and yours are nice and varied
    Also – side note / sorry about the many storms on good ok Cali
    Not fair!

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  3. Love the red umbrella. (And Grant street of course…)
    (I think I’m beginning to miss San Francisco. ๐Ÿค”

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  4. These are such incredible and inspiring photos, you certainly have an eye for detail. Thanks for sharing and have a good day ๐Ÿ˜Š Aiva xx

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  5. Rains are nature’s gift. Excellent work!

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  6. Truly enchanting post, Jane, with all the scenes around the world of rainy days. I liked how you added movement to some of the photos, especially the USF Downpour, and celebrated the colors and the grays. You brought the magic of rain out in every photo, and took us high like the tall building looking down, and low, as in the fun little child. While I thoroughly enjoyed every single photo, the one I heard myself gasp on was “Umbrellas, Bergen.” Stunning.

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  7. Inspiring photography Jane, as always! Makes me want to grab my camera and shoot. Scrolled back to Rainy Day Grant Street and Crosswalk in Rain, over and over. They would not let me go. Nicely captured!

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  8. Re Blogging! Hope you do not mind. ๐Ÿค—

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  9. Love this series…. with some distinct favorites worth revisiting! We’ve been having some wild fluctuations here with rain, snow and sun and freeze oscillating wildly. Doesn’t get boring at any rate. And we can surely use the moisture. ๐Ÿ’ž

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  10. Loved the grant Street and san francisco composition

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  11. I love your photography. Color and black and white are very different animals, and you do both so very well. Thank you for sharing, Jane.

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  12. These are beautiful photos and make me just as happy as the sunshine ๐ŸŒž. I love the composition of each photo and how you draw the viewer in.

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    • Thanks so much, Truesdale. I’m pleased that you were drawn in by the images. It was fun to create this collection as the rain came down in SoCal. Appreciate your visit and for following my work. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Nice lines… ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  14. You have a way of capturing the beauty of walking in the rain. The sea of umbrellas in Bergen made me smile. Best of luck dealing with all the rain that the wrath the storms have delivered to your area.

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    • Thank you, Frank. Made for a fun collection as we use our umbrellas a lot these days! The snowfall has been a real excitement and the amount of rain has been astounding. Crossing fingers for positive drought relief. โ˜”๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. i dont know which one i love the most they are amazing! But the zebra crossing is extra awesome i must say….

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  16. I was first thinking about the song by Flash and the Pan.
    Excellent photos, Jane. I really like this series.

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  17. A wonderful collection Jane. There’s something special I think about photographing in the rain. Your post brought back some memories when I’ve done the same.
    Alison

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  18. Simply beautiful! So evocative and in a way soothing and comforting.

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  19. These are once again outstanding. I think I can feel the rain on my head! Thank you.

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  20. Just brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ

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  21. These are brilliant all together, but I have the favourite. It’s “A Hard Rain”. Astonishing!

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  22. Wonderful! I especially love A Hard Rain and Happiness is, Jane, and the Golden Gate.

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  23. pluviophilic delights

    “A Hard Rain, San Francisco” is a most wonderful shot indeed

    โœจ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ—โš–๐Ÿ•ฏ๐Ÿคโš›๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿ™โœจ

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  24. What fun, Jane, and very celebratory. Hot colors in the rain (NYC) – that’s a wild concept! What a radical switch from that to the SF black-and-white, which has such a contemplative mood. Both Tokyo scenes are striking designs – I can just see you scanning the street from a hotel window…
    I love the palette in London Grays – it’s so balanced between warm and cool. The Bergen photo is crazy – was there a festival where someone was handing out umbrellas or something? The San Francisco alley has so much atmosphere – I love that one. That and the SF downpour are my favorites.

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  25. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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  26. Wonderful rainy day photos Jane ๐Ÿ˜€ I love A Hard Rain, Happiness Is, and A Hard Rain in particular, while Commuters, Tokyo is fantastic!

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  27. A brilliant, artistic take on the rain, Jane. The opening shot is so good, each showing a unique and different perspective of rain. The image of the child is the definition of “happiness is…” Such a great series, and while sunshine is amazing ~ there is magic to be found in the rain. Enjoy your weekend.

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    • Thank you so much, Randall. It was fun to look back on these memorable rainy day moments and I am pleased they hang together well as a collection. Hope you had a great weekend, wherever you may be. ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜‚๏ธ

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  28. Iโ€™m really drawn to Hard Rain.

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  29. A great study Jane.
    such a difference between San Fran and Tofino. When we see an umbrella, we all know they have to be tourists.

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  30. Such a nice collection of rainy scenes, Jane, I love them all, in particularly “Time Square” , “Happiness is”, and “Crosswalk in Tokyo”- nice composition with great contrast.

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  31. Hurray for rain! Lovely celebration, Jane. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  32. Makes me realise how much I am missing by not going out in the rain! Have always loved your Hard Rain photo, but the Crosswalk in the Rain is fabulous too. Great rainy images Jane, love them!

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  33. ,wonderful walk in the rain ! eco

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  34. Itโ€™s a rainy day here in western Victoria, Australia. A welcome relief after yesterdayโ€™s high temps and strong winds (perfect grassfire weather) we can all relax now. I love the rain โค๏ธ

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  35. Beautifulโ€ฆโ€ฆlove Grant Street

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  36. Way to tap into the weather! Lovely shot.

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  37. Wow, great pics, the first two are my favourites! The surprising colours in the first, and the perfect rainy mood in the second.

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  38. Outstanding! That shot looking down at the crosswalk in Tokyo is fascinating (where the heck were you when you took it?! ๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜‚๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ ) I love the “Happines is…” shot with the little figure, I assume off hunting for puddles to jump in. And a “Hard Rain, S.F.” is going to be on the cover of a hard-boiled detective novel, I’m sure of it.

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  39. Amazing, beautiful! I love seeing you in my inbox, Jane, your work is so fantastic. โค๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ

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  40. Truly stunning images and wonderful diverse locations, shapes and colors. Extremely well done!
    When I think of rain, three things quickly come to mind: playing in the rain as a child; Gene Kelly’s marvelous dance/song, Singing in the Rain; and the song, Her Comes the Rain again by the Erythmics. Stay dry if you can.

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  41. Love every bit of this fabulous post, Jane

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  42. Great fun with beautiful images, as ever.

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  43. Ms Janeโ€ฆ.the walking in the rain images just flat out blew me away!
    Wonderous ๐Ÿ‘๏ธ my lady!
    โ˜ฎ๏ธoutโ€ฆjw

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