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© 2007 – 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

*I started Early—Took my Dog—
And visited the Sea—
The Mermaids in the Basement
Came out to look at me—

And Frigates—in the Upper Floor
Extended Hempen Hands—
Presuming Me to be a Mouse—
Aground—upon the Sands—

But no Man moved Me—till the Tide
Went past my simple Shoe—
And past my Apron—and my Belt
And past my Bodice—too—

And made as He would eat me up—
As wholly as a Dew
Upon a Dandelion’s Sleeve—
And then—I started—too—

And He—He followed—close behind—
I felt His Silver Heel
Upon my Ankle—Then my Shoes
Would overflow with Pearl—

Until We met the Solid Town—
No One He seemed to know—
And bowing—with a Mighty look—
At me—The Sea withdrew—

Emily Dickinson
c. 1862
p. 1891*

FEATURED in The Inspired Art Group, 29 September 2010

FEATURED in The World As We See It, 29 September 2010

FEATURED in #1 Artists of Redbubble, 2 January 2011

Two photographs taken at Lorne on Victoria’s South West Coast in 2007, plus textures from my own photo stock, layered and blended in Photoshop CS3.

If you like Ways of Walking 2, you might also like Ways of Walking 1

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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  • TeAnne
    TeAnneabout 4 years ago

    Loving these colours Chris :)

  • Thanks Te! I’m trying to brighten up a very cold day, thinking of the beach :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 4 years ago

    FABULOUS!!!!! I love the colors and… returning home…

  • Hi Anna! The returning is the important part I think – thanks so much, my friend, for your lovely comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Another beauty Chris, this is gorgeous :o)

  • Thanks so much Josie :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work

  • Thanks Kathy :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 4 years ago


    bravo !
    my best, your host (francis).

  • Always an honour to be featured in the Inspired Art Group! Thanks so very much Francis, I’m delighted ;))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Thanks so very much for featuring “Ways of Walking 2”, Trish, so happy to be featured in The World As We See It :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great Work ..!!

  • Thanks so much Vaggy, I appreciate your kind words and the favourite! :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your awesome feature, well deserved.

  • Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for your generous comments :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignabout 4 years ago

  • My pleasure Kathleen – thanks so much for the favourite! :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful old style romantic work, lovely.

  • Thanks so much Lorraine :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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