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© 2011 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford


In recognition and support of those brave people of Queensland, Australia, who have lost loved ones, homes and possessions in this terrible flood.

All profit from the sale of any of my works this month will go directly to aid those affected by the flood.


My life is a dead tree;
Spring is a mockery to it;

But in the winter it shall bear the snows
And rear aloft its stark and hopeless branches
As bravely as another.

Thomas E. Moore (The Dead Tree)

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Photograph taken near Franklin Ford in Victoria, Australia, with a Canon EOS 450D, processed and layered with textures from my own photo stock in Photoshop CS3.


Thanks so much to each and every one of you for your visit. I value your comments and will reply by visiting and commenting on your work in return.


*11 January 2011

“Eight people are dead and grave fears are held for more than 70 people still missing after yesterday’s unprecedented flash flooding in southern Queensland.

Young children are among those dead after a wall of water raged down the Great Dividing Range at Toowoomba, crashing through several smaller towns in the Lockyer Valley below.

Police say more deaths are expected but the numbers cannot be estimated.

It is unknown how many people remain stranded on their roofs as the torrent heads east, while residents in low-lying areas of the Brisbane Valley are being urged to leave as a severe storm looms over the region."*

read more here

Donate to the official Queensland Government Flood Relief Appeal here


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Comments

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 4 years ago

    Amazing work Chris just so beautiful love it lee

  • Hi Lee, a little bit of Aussie landscape for you – most of the north-east is under water right now so I thought I’d put this up in recognition of the bravery of so many people who have lost their homes and possessions to the floods but keep going no matter what …

    – Chris Armytage™

  • andy551
    andy551almost 4 years ago

    Awesome and visual creation! Such color, depth, and textures…very fine work,

  • Andy, thanks so much for those wonderful comments and the fave :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • polly470
    polly470almost 4 years ago

    This is so good..and the writing with it is perfect..
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    x

  • Thanks so much Polly, glad you like it :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing how a dead tree can be more interesting than a live one if the right artist takes a crack at it. I love what you did here, and the poem fits so well with the image and edit. Instant fave.

  • Thanks so much Chris, for that wonderful comment and the fave :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 4 years ago

    i have been watching the floods on the new here Chris so sad to see people lose there homes crazy weather you dont know what is coming next i hope you are safe were you are lol lee

  • Yes, we’re fine Lee, central highlands of Victoria, in the south, so quite elevated here … the floods are covering a vast area of Queensland which is the northern most state on the eastern side of Australia, it’s heading south though, so who knows where it will end. Parts of Western Australia are also under water … whole towns have been evacuated and families have lost everything … heartbreaking for so many

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful work..very special and beautiul treatment..colors superwonderful…

  • Thank you so much dear Anna, I love all your wonderful comments, so generous :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

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

    Stunningly beautiful sweetheART a fab fave ;} happy hippy hugglez

  • Thanks so much Val :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

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

    Beautifully done

  • Thanks Kathy :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic Textures and composition Chris

  • Thanks so much Di :)♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimorealmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful processing and composition.

  • Thanks so much William :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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