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On the way to work.
22-OCT-2009

On the way to work.

All week I've been giving out about work. A colleague who is on maternity leave hasn't been replaced, a common
enough phenomenon in the recession, so it's busy, busy, busy. Today I felt as though I'd typed my fingers
to the bone. But I know I shouldn't complain. I'm lucky to have a job, and a job I love at that. And, after reading a comment by a fellow pbaser, I know I'm lucky that 'my commute' is a mere 10 or 15 minutes depending on the traffic.
I have the privilege of living in the beautiful Irish countryside and being able to work in a bustling provincial town. Even
on my short journey, I pass some eye-catching scenery. I can follow the changes of the seasons as I pass by woodland and farms, over the river and along the estuary. Often I wish I could stop the car, get out and take a photograph, but I'm usually in a hurry, having to do the school run before getting to the office.
Now that the hours of daylight are dwindling I'm more conscious of needed to get a pic for my PAD, so on my way home at lunchtime (now that's a luxury I do appreciate), I pulled in and got this photo of a mighty oak tree in its autumn colours.

Nikon D90
1/1600s f/6.3 at 80.0mm iso640 full exif

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Neal Nye24-Oct-2009 11:27
It sounds, and looks like, you live in a veritable paradise! Beautiful colors in that bucolic environment.
LynnH23-Oct-2009 15:54
Fabulous pastoral scene, brilliant autumn colors... you are so lucky! Great capture. V
January Grey23-Oct-2009 05:20
Wonderful Autumn capture, Mairead. V~
globalgadabout23-Oct-2009 02:26
picturesque ponies and a potent oak..your commute sound idyllic..quite a contrast to my crosstown crawl...V
Nora van Beek23-Oct-2009 00:30
A truly gorgeous autumn scene...and I am absolutely envious of your short yet picturesque commute. ~V~
Valene22-Oct-2009 23:24
Wonderful autumn scene! V
pkocinski22-Oct-2009 22:34
Well done!
Stewart Mitchell22-Oct-2009 22:13
Cool shot...the ponies really do finish it off superbly!
Colin Storey22-Oct-2009 22:01
Lovely Autumn colours, I travel 45 minutes to work each way, all motorway and seldom have the opportunitie to stop off, great countryside you live in, love these snapshots and storys, well done. Colin
Keith O'Brien22-Oct-2009 20:42
Classic shot Mairead! V
Máire Uí Mhaicín22-Oct-2009 19:54
The placement of the ponies at the bottom of this composition really lifts this image out of the ordinary! The oak tree looks proud and beautiful.
Johnny JAG22-Oct-2009 19:48
Lovely autumnal colours.
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