True. Unfortunately there was a van with a distracting light between the edge of the umbrella and the point at which I cropped. This was the decisive moment for the main subject, so even if I had picked this up at the time (when I really couldn't see, I had the camera in a plastic bag and was standing in the pouring rain) I couldn't have done much about it.
So valid point, it's hard to get the perfect image
a great "in the rain" photo I am trying to do some rain shots too, and maybe I should do the same, put the camera under a plastic bag and then walk around.. or at least stay on a dry place and watch people walking around love this very much ^^