© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!

Ducks’ tails, drakes’ tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river!

- Ducks’ Ditty – from The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame

FEATURED in Beautiful Grunge Art, Permanent Feature Page 29 December 2010

FEATURED in #1 Artists of Redbubble Permanent Feature Page 25 January 2011

Photo taken with a Panasonic Lumix FZ20 at Daylesford Lake, Victoria, Australia. Processed and layered with several textures from my own photo stock 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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  • leonie7
    leonie7over 3 years ago

    As always my dear friend such beautiful work the color is just amazing as is the image love it lee

  • Hi Lee! Glad you’ve got the water back on – hope the weather has settled down for you now … thanks dear friend, as always for your lovely comments and the fave :))xxx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 3 years ago

    I really love your treatment of this lovely photograph! It has such a wonderful vintage look to it! The quote is great also. I read Wind in the Willows as a child! Delightful work!

  • Wind in the Willows was a big favourite of mine when I was a child Angie, so glad you like it. Thanks for your wonderful comments and the fave :))xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    Bravo! greets from Bangkok….
    Your so beautiful creation is the winner of my day.
    Feel warm to hug someone you love everyday:)

  • Hello Sunny, greetings to you from Australia and thank you so much for your visit and kind comments :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddover 3 years ago

    Wonderful Capture and Treatment!!

  • Thanks for dropping by Brian, much appreciated :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • webbie
    webbieover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture and poem Chris:)huggz

  • Thank you so much dear Webbie, for your wonderful comments and the fave :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work Chris! Congrats!

  • Istvan, so kind of you, thanks so very much :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 3 years ago

    Very creative and excellent work!!

  • Gena, so lovely of you to visit. Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the fave :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Wonderful image with gorgeous tones and texture!

  • Thanks so much Aunt Dot :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Thanks so very much Trish, so lovely to be featured as always :))xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • Kathy, thanks so much fo raccepting “Along the backwater” :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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