35 Rainy Day Window Pictures

A rainy day can be depressing for those who prefer to be outside enjoying the beautiful sun and taking pictures without worrying about getting their gear wet. Rain can also bring out the desire to sit on the couch with a blanket, book, and a hot cup of tea so you can catch up on some needed relaxation. But before you get too comfortable, why not get out your camera and take some interesting photos of the rain on your windows.

Jon Nicholls – Through a glass darkly
Jon Nicholls - Through a glass darkly

Beads of water forming on glass can be an excellent formula for some great picture compositions. Just because you don’t have that golden hour light that we all crave for doesn’t mean you can’t take other types of photos. The rain brings a mood to an image that is hard to duplicate with any other type of weather so we should be taking advantage of rainy days as best we can.

Here are some suggestions for taking pictures of rain on windows.

  • Traveling somewhere? Use your camera to document what’s outside through the rain smeared window.
  • Flying is also a great opportunity to take pictures through the window while it’s raining.
  • A unique type of self-portrait (or regular portrait).
  • Focusing on the raindrops leaving the background blurry, or even the other way around.
  • Heading to cool locations which would make great shots during the day, but also good rainy shots through something like a car window. An example would be shooting images of New York while taking a taxi.
  • If you’re a wedding photographer and the weather is not cooperating, incorporate windows and reflections with the rain into some of your shots.

Create a list of ideas that you might be thinking of next time it rains. That way, when you wake up and it’s raining outside, you’ll know exactly what to do to get rainy window pictures. Here are a few more for your inspiration by some talented photographers who took advantage of the gloomy weather and windows.

pulihora – inside rain
pulihora - inside rain

pixonomy – Taxi – Rear Window
pixonomy - Taxi - Rear Window

Michael Kumm – Rainy Day Blues
Michael Kumm - Rainy Day Blues

Manish Vohra
Manish Vohra

Alyssa L. Miller – Stand in the Rain
Alyssa L. Miller - Stand in the Rain

kit – Rain
kit - Rain

Petras Gagilas – self-portrait
Petras Gagilas - self-portrait

Daran Kandasamy – Reflections
Daran Kandasamy - Reflections

Gabriela Pinto
Gabriela Pinto

jason jenkins – Tiny Reflections
jason jenkins - Tiny Reflections

Jay Hilgert
Jay Hilgert

Dominick – raindrops on glass, with streak
Dominick - raindrops on glass, with streak

Vinoth Chandar – A Chilling Love
Vinoth Chandar - A Chilling Love

Alice Barigelli
Alice Barigelli

Chad Cooper – Wipe
Chad Cooper - Wipe

faungg’s photos – A Raining Day on Road
faungg's photos - A Raining Day on Road

Saulo Pratti – gotas de janela
Saulo Pratti - gotas de janela

Adam Greig
Adam Greig

Kervin Tran – Time Machine
Kervin Tran - Time Machine

Sveta Suvorina
Sveta Suvorina

Dimbledar – Rainy Bokeh
Dimbledar - Rainy Bokeh

Tanveer Chandok – Rain
Tanveer Chandok - Rain

55Laney69 – Autumn rain
55Laney69 - Autumn rain

garysan97 – Rain
garysan97 - Rain

Hilke Kurzke – Rain
Hilke Kurzke - Rain

Tri Nguyen – Rain drop on window glass
Tri Nguyen - Rain drop on window glass

Filipe Soares Dilly – Boke
Filipe Soares Dilly - Boke

Reddy Aprianto – Behind The Glass Window
Reddy Aprianto - Behind The Glass Window

Pavlina Jane – Rain
Pavlina Jane - Rain

Steve Davidson – Rain
Steve Davidson - Rain

BlueEyes94 – When It Rains
BlueEyes94 - When It Rains

Alex
Alex

Tuncay – RainSeason
Tuncay - RainSeason

Nick Merritt – Rainy Wedding Day
Nick Merritt - Rainy Wedding Day

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