Yesterday I struck gold – thanks to my wife. Not Gold, the substance, but photographic coins of gold.
It rained yesterday afternoon splattering the windows with spots of rain that clung to the glass improbably. And then the watery late afternoon sun shone on the windows and my wife shouted: ‘come and look at this’. She had been attracted by the little diamond glints from all the individual droplets of rain, backlit by the sun. I could see the beauty but I just couldn’t get a satisfactory image.Then I started to see through the droplets, focusing on the distance and letting the raindrops drift into out-of-focus golden spheres. I felt I was getting closer to a half-decent image but still it seemed to elude me.Something made me glance down onto the gable end of the garage roof, glistening in the sunlight and I had an idea. I had finally found an image and here it is below. Simply processed with just an increase in saturation to bring out the golden light.It’s rather different from what my wife initially saw, but without her help I would never have seen this. We see quite differently most of the time, but sometimes – as in this case – she strikes gold for me, bless her.