I'm no Gene Kelly, singing and dancing in the rain, but I do like shooting in the rain. The world looks different when wet and with a little awareness and creativity, the inclement weather can provide outstanding photo possibilities. I like how light reflects off of wet surfaces and often shoot in ways to use color and light to enhance a scene. Sure, you have to be careful with your gear when it's raining and be particularly aware of raindrops on your lens, but simple precautions and a clean, dry cloth are all you need unless it's a downpour. Like the cold weather I talked about last month, most people don't like to go out in the rain; if you get out there and explore you'll be ahead of the game from the get go!