Shoot in the rain. The light is better because the clouds make nice soft, even light. People are so busy hurrying along that they generally don’t notice you, which is a bonus. It’s worth protecting your gear though. Don’t assume its going to take a good soaking and just carry on working. You can use a plastic bag or a shower cap to protect the camera body. When I stay in a hotel I find it impossible not to take the shower cap provided and put it in my camera bag!
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