Rain (not to be confused with Heavy Rain) was a PS3 exclusive, download only game that caught my attention when I saw some news coverage of it on Japanese and Western sites alike. So, I decided to give it a try despite no playable demo beforehand.
It turns out to be quite a short but pleasant adventure game.
On a rainy day, a young boy catches the silhouette of a girl outside his home. He runs after her and finds himself invisible just like the girl in a deserted, dark, raining world. Visible to each other only under the rain, the two children soon find themselves helping each other out, trying to escape this unknown world while avoiding the relentless creatures that hunt them.
It’s been raining heavily with some strong gales blowing for the past week or so. Lots of floods down in England and even a few up here in Scotland.
While out and about I saw some broken umbrellas and thought I could try something with the scene. I used a polariser to filter out the puddle’s reflection towards the left of the photo so that you can see more of the submerged umbrella. Then in the digital dark room, I knocked up the saturation towards the right of the photo to emphasise the sun coming out from behind all the rain clouds.
I think it came out pretty good although one of the umbrellas could have been closer to capture the results of nature’s destructive effects… On an umbrella ^^;