It's starting to make everyone a little crazy, all this rain.
Off-camera flash freezes the drops, but you need a camera that will synch the shutter & flash at a very fast setting--1/800th of a second here.
The difference between a light rain and a downpour is whether or not our patio gets two inches of standing water.
1/1000 shutter keeps the drops from streaking. DSLRs need to be tricked into going that fast with a flash--look in your manuals and menus.
It's raining again right now. We've reached our average yearly amount already, and it's starting to gush out of the sewers and springs--the aquifer is close to a record, meaning it's full.