© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

These are for Lee, a wonderful artist and friend.

Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love, her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages.
Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris, whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.

FEATURED in The World As We See It, or as we missed it, 4 November 2010

FEATURED in Superbly Visual, 4 November 2010

FEATURED in High Quality Images, Permanent Feature Page 9 August 2011

Irises from my garden, photograph taken with a Canon EOS 450D, layered with textures from my own photo stock and altered in Photoshop CS3.

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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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  • Spadecaller
    Spadecallerover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Chris!

  • Hi Matthew! Thanks so much for your great comments and the fave :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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

    Gorgeous work, Chris

  • Many thanks Kathy :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    amazing work so beautiful Chris the colours of the flowers are just stuning love it lee

  • I’m so glad you like my irises Lee, because I was thinking of you when I was working on them today … don’t know why you just popped into my head … so I will dedicate these to my dear friend Lee, with love :))x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 4 years ago

    Beautiful vibrant work Chris!!!!

  • Thanks so much Sharona :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • leonie7
    leonie7over 4 years ago

    my mum died 14 years ago and Irises were her favorite flowers so i am overjoyed to have such an outstanding art work of her favorite flowers dedicate to me thank you so much my wonderful friend Chris lol lee

  • I knew there was a reason why I was thinking of you, Lee – I’m so so pleased that my irises have brought back lovely memories of your mum :)) have a wonderful day dear friend, love Chris ♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 4 years ago


  • Your comments are always so special Anna, thank you from my heart, dear friend :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 4 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, Chris!

  • Many thanks for your comments and the fave Tony, much appreciate :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous and beautiful colours!:)

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work. Love the treatment.

  • Thanks so much Aunt Dot, your comments are so appeciated :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterover 4 years ago

    They are so pretty Chris.

  • Thanks so much Pam :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

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