© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

Advice from a Tree
By Ilan Shamir

“Dear Friend,

Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter

Feel the wind and the sun
And delight in their presence
Look up at the moon that shines down upon you
And the mystery of the stars at night.
Seek nourishment from the good things in life
Simple pleasures
Earth, fresh air, light

Be content with your natural beauty
Drink plenty of water
Let your limbs sway and dance in the breezes
Be flexible
Remember your roots

Enjoy the view!"

From a photograph taken near Hepburn Springs with a Canon EOS 450D, layered and altered in Photoshop CS3.

I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the means to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.
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Comments

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 4 years ago

    oh this is stunning!

  • Thanks so much Cathy – it took me hours to get it right … so glad you like it, and thanks for the favourite too :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous Chris!! :))

  • Hi Vicki – I wanted to make it very Australian, like the old Heidelberg painters. Thanks for your lovely comment :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Francis :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Thanks so much LL :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great work

  • Hi Sylvia! thanks so much :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    What a beauty, Chris! Wonderful work and great advice!

  • Thanks so much Mike – perhaps we should listen to the trees more often :)) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Beatiful capture and effects

  • Thanks so much Trudi – I love your work too :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403over 4 years ago

    Reminds me of a beautiful outback painting!! :-)

  • Thanks so much Tania, that’s exactly the effect I had in mind when I was working on it :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • leonie7
    leonie7about 4 years ago

    chris this is outstanding work amazing and just so beautiful love it lee

  • Thank you so very much for your generous comments Lee – and the fave :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • MissyD
    MissyDabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful work Chris!

  • Thanks so much Missy :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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