Catching Raindrops

My least favorite season is over and my most favorite is here. It’s finally raining again after a three-month no-rain summer!

I tried to stop raindrops on a photo. We all know what to do to get that shot but it’s still a bit tough. This is my first try and it wasn’t planned so the background wasn’t as clear as I wanted it to be and the raindrops not as focused as well.

All in all, this is an amateurishly-done photo. However, I’m in a sharing mood today and that’s why you get to see it regardless!

Any better ideas on freezing rain aside from fast shutter speed and manual focus?