Summer's last rose by Chris Armytage™

© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

Tis the last rose of summer, left blooming alone; all her lovely companions are faded and gone.
- Thomas Moore

For my 89 year old mother with love …

My mother was very ill in hospital when I was working on this image. She has since been discharged and is doing well. She is very touched by all your heartfelt wishes and asks me to thank you all very much.

FEATURED in The World As We See It, or as we missed it, 12 March 2011

Editor’s Choice “Floral Photo of the Week” in The World As We See It, 14 March 2011

FEATURED in the Flower Works Group, 1 April 2011

FEATURED in Art Universe, Permanent Feature Page – Happy Mother’s Day 8 May 2011

RUNNER UP in Flowerworks, Manipulated with Texture Challenge, 14 May 2011

FEATURED in Grunge It Up, Permanent Feature Page – Flower Power 15 June 2011

FEATURED in Vibration in Art and Verse – VAVoom! 18 June 2011

FEATURED in High Quality Images, Permanent Feature Page – Hear Me Roar 10 July 2011

The last of the summer blooming David Austins in my garden, taken with a Canon EOS 450D, 55-250 zoom hand held. Layered one texture from Shadowhouse and with three textures from my own stock photography.

Thanks so much for your visit and welcome comments. I will reply by commenting on and favoring your work.

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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  • fazza
    fazzaabout 4 years ago

    like the way youve done this chris,cheers fazza

  • Thanks Fazza :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Luke :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseabout 4 years ago

    It is a gorgeous image Chris…I hope your dear mother overcomes her illness. Such a grand age to reach.
    I am sure she will love this beautiful image you have created for her…hugz.

  • Thanks so much Sharona :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love the color of the rose!

  • Thanks so much Carol :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • WesternArt
    WesternArtabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful treatment to accompany this single rose Chris.
    Stunning in its simplicity.

  • Thanks so much Rosemaree :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...about 4 years ago

    This is very romantic, a beautiful image!!!

  • Thanks so much Lorraine :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much dear Anna :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Rosehaven
    Rosehavenabout 4 years ago

    Chris this is what romance and dreams are made of , delicious my dear friend , may your Mum find great comfort within this beauty , my thoughts are with you at this worrying time Chris ………..

  • Thanks Lynne, your comments mean so much to me dear friend :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Hauntingly beautiful! Amazing work! So sorry about your mom’s suffering Chris! I’m sending you comfort during this difficult time! :)

  • Angie, thanks so much for your kind comments and best wishes xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Rickster1
    Rickster1about 4 years ago

    Tremendous contrast between the delicate finesse of the petals and the stark granite effect of the backdrop ~ Bit like Man and Wife…..
    Nice work Chrissy
    Rick x

  • Love your comparisons Rick, thanks so much my friend :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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