“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
While some of us find joy in the rain, others associate it with an awful dreariness. Countering the latter, Eduard "Ed" Gordeev is a photographer based in Russia who takes shots in the rain and manipulates them to look like impressionist oil paintings. The results are romantic and soothing, as if you are viewing the world -- in this case, the cityscapes and iconic buildings of Russia and Portugal -- through a coffee shop window. Instead of making you want to bury yourself in your sheets, Gordeev's photographs remind us of the goodness of rain not only for how it nurtures the earth but also for the way it highlights beauty, particularly through warm, vibrant colors.
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