Adjectives and adverbs (words that modify nouns and verbs [respectively]) need to be close to the word that they modify. If you put too many words between a word and its modifier, you might confuse the reader.
Incorrect: Standing in the rain, the drops mixed with the tears in his eyes.
Are the drops standing in the rain, or is he standing in the rain? This sentence is unclear. Obviously he should be the one standing in the rain, so we need to rewrite it like this.
Correct: He stood in the rain and the drops mixed with the tears in his eyes.