Before the storm ... by Chris Armytage™

© 2011 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria.

This image was inspired by family legends of my grandfather who spent his life sailing the treacherous waters of Bass Strait, and of my grandmother, who waited and watched with hope … as it happened, she was first to go and my grandfather sailed on until he was well into his 80s … women still watch and wait, in hope, for their men who sail those treacherous seas, nothing really changes …

See my blog Photographer or Digital Artist? about the making of this image.

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FEATURED in Absolute Clarity, 6 July 2011

FEATURED in Digital Art Compilations, 8 December 2012

The storm

I have used a stock photograph by for the woman and the boat in these two images, which is something new for me – I’ve resisted using stock until now, but am amazed to discover a whole new world of creativity. The background photograph of the sea is my own, taken at Lorne, Victoria in 2007, with a Panasonic FZ20. Photographs edited and layered 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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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image and editing! Wonderful mood and theme! Perfect title! Love this idea!!!

  • Thanks so much Angie, it’s part of a series that I’m working on for a book later in the year. So glad you like it :))xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • aussiebushstick
    aussiebushstickalmost 4 years ago

    Instant fave!!!! You are SO creative! Robyn :)

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the fave Robyn, so appreciated :))x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 4 years ago

    Mighty and so good all just like it is to me now all love Normaje

  • Such a lovely comment, thank you so much Normajean :))xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 4 years ago

    To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
    - Theophile Gautier said
    I admire your beautiful artwork from your talent composition & arrangement, thank you to inspire friends in the world:)
    Best regards,

  • Thank you for your wonderful comments Sunny, so lovely of you to drop by :))xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • fazza
    fazzaalmost 4 years ago

    amazing how you do this chris,great work,fazza

  • Thanks Fazza, much appreciated :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 4 years ago

    Wonderful creative work Chris!

  • Hi Pauline,hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the fave :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisalmost 4 years ago


  • Such a wonderful comment Anna, thank you so so much for all your wonderful support dear friend :)))xoxox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchalmost 4 years ago

    wonderful creation Chris

  • Thanks so much Lissy :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

    JUSTARTalmost 4 years ago

    lovely work

  • Thanks so much Sylvia :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasalmost 4 years ago

    One image can say so much! Well done, Chris. I think it turned out beautifully.

  • Thanks so much Chris for your lovely comments and the fave :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

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