It rains. One of those April rains where the sky suddenly grow dark, and the clouds burst forth. Then, the sun peeks her tentative face through the clouds, a rainbow appears in the sky, and, before you know it, it the sky is blue and the rain and the rainbow are fleeting memories.
I spot the bow in the sky while Gerry and I are tossing around ideas for an upcoming occasion.
“Can we put this on pause for a minute?” I say. “I want to grab my camera and shoot the rainbow.”
I run downstairs, grab my camera and new wide-angle lens, and race back upstairs. Out on the deck, barefoot and getting wet, I shoot a few images. In a perfect world, I would have set up my tripod, but time is not on my side with a rainbow so I take the quick route.
Later, I download and process the images, and settle on one that declares the glory the best. A couple of years ago, I shot a series of garden vegetable and galvanized pail images. I’ve been thinking about doing a series of some sort this year. Maybe this is the first of a new series called Life on the Deck.