I don't like to go out in the rain with my camera, afraid of damaging my lens.
Come to think of it, though, straight after the rain stops can be a good time for getting the effect of rain. Also, photographing the rain through a window seems like a good idea. ;D
I've entered this pic in the "Lines in Nature " comp - but it's a good example, I think, of the aftermath of rain. This plant, Alchemilla Mollis, or Lady's Mantle, as it's commonly named, is renowned for holding raindrops on its surface even when it's not raining!
Whisker, if you haven't seen our weather - there is a tropical storm in the gulf travelling very slowly. Flooded streets, downed power lines, tornados & rain, rain & more rain. Our town sits high & we are even higher than the town; no one around here is in any danger.
All the more reason for you to get your rain gear an and start taking some photos! ;D
I've focused in on this one photo from the above link:
Caught in the Rain. A dark and romantic shot composed of the rain, a couple, and the love ignited by them. (Image Source: Daniel Stark)
This guy, Daniel Stark, is a seriously professional Wedding Photographer. This is no point-and-shoot photo! It could have taken months to plan, with a big team involved. Photographers of this caliber often go to a lot of rounds with staging, working out doors at night, and even getting whole areas cordoned off by the local authorities for their "Shoot". One photo can cost thousands to set up. Don't know whether Daniel Stark falls into this category, but I've seen documentaries re what some of them do to get just one photo and it's amazing.
Have a look at some of Daniel Stark's other photos: