Land of Stillness by Chris Armytage™

© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography

A collaborative work with RJHeller whose wonderful written works I have only recently discovered – thank you so much RJ for the honour of working with you!

“Stories told…” (impressions from “Land of Stillness” by ChrisArmytage)
by R.J. Heller

“what started so long ago continues, and brushes by all, everything, leaving traces of itself to be found again and again…

echoes last forever, they are carried from the edges of time
as a single note … so very long ago, embraced by the wind
it flew … through a millennium of lives, to reach its resting place
a place where it lies, takes root, and speaks to all that pass

contained within, words, letters that move, a language of all
for all, listen with your eyes … loudly, the echo
tells of place, where we have been … and where we shall go
it tells of experience and of lessons learned, misplaced or forgotten

the very first wind took flight so long ago, and simply
carried the sound of others … the dreams, the words, the essence
of story to distant lands … to be found, by you, by me
the air is ablaze with memory, restless thoughts seeking shelter

such is the grain that was carried, lying deep, waiting to take hold
then grows and speaks, telling us … of that journey
a life of story … found in streams, hills and wooded place
look and listen to all, lines and verse, chapters, life revealed

a blade of windblown grass is found simply waiting
with a gentle breeze at its back, it bends, the words dripping
it yields to all that listen, it speaks to you, it speaks for all
a story once told by one to another … Then … Now … Forever."

Copyright© RJ Heller : November 2010

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In front of the door is the land of stillness and quiet;
Spring comes, grass grows by itself.
- Master Seung Sahn

Photograph taken near Hepburn Springs in Central Victoria, Australia, with a Panasonic FZ20, edited and layered with my own stock textures 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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  • polly470
    polly470over 4 years ago

    This is so beautiful…calming, peaceful, full of memories….

  • Hi Polly, such a lovely comment, thanks so much :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago


  • Hi sweet friend! Peace indeed – and not too far from my door! Hope you have a lovely peaceful day :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 4 years ago

    A lovely tranquil feel sweetheART a fave ;} Happy hippy hugglez

  • Thank you so much Va1, such a sweet comment :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 4 years ago

    Great atmosphere Chris.

  • Hi Tony! Thanks so much for your visit and great comment :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous,

  • Thanks so much Ann :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Chris.

  • Thanks so very much Andrea – hope you’re having a wonderful weekend :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Anna, your comments are very special to me :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
    Corri Gryting ...over 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love it!

  • Hi Corri! Thanks so much, so glad you like it :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • EvalineMerlin
    EvalineMerlinover 4 years ago

    Wonderful atmosphere and capture..beautiful colors and work Chris.

  • Thanks so much Evaline, so very appreciated :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 4 years ago

    Gotta love the grass Chris…. such beautiful work and quote my friend xxx

  • I’ve got a thing about grasses, can’t help myself Lol! Thanks for your sweet comment and the fave, dear Rosie, so appreciated :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

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