Summer Sunshine in Ireland, August 2020 - Cancer Checkup Ahead of Storm Ellen

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A fine day over part of Ireland today, and a lot of rain too ahead of Storm Ellen which will bring strong winds to the west and south of the island.

I was in both parts, rain and sun. I've had my first CT scan of 2020 and bloods taken for tumour marker tests - again the first of this year as COVID-19 interrupted cancer checkup services.

So after somewhat of a damp day I was glad to see some bright, warm sunshine and stopped to photograph this scene of a laneway leading across the fields past these fine ash trees as the sun gets lower in the sky creating a starburst.

It made me wonder, on this day of contemplation, was I the only person to stop and photograph this scene? Several cars passed, a cyclist as well but no-one slowed down to look at what I was photographing.

The flash of sunlight and colour of green was what caught my attention initially.

Tests complete, the review is sometime soon, 18 months after surgery.

Panoramic Ireland's photography workshops are running every day - to learn how to photograph better send me an email.

And here, below a larger version of the image.

Rural Ireland, a farmland scene of lane, fields and trees with blue sky
Rural Ireland, photographing the Irish countryside
Last modified on Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:34
Panoramic Ireland

International travel photographer and Irishman in search of the best bits of Ireland. Leading photography tours and experiences in Ireland.

Contributor to New York Times / Sunday Times / Irish Times

Cancer survivor.

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