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


Core of my heart, my country!
Land of the Rainbow Gold,
For flood and fire and famine,
She pays us back threefold -
Over the thirsty paddocks,
Watch, after many days,
The filmy veil of greenness
That thickens as we gaze.

An opal-hearted country,
A wilful, lavish land -
All you who have not loved her,
You will not understand -
Though earth holds many splendours,
Wherever I may die,
I know to what brown country
My homing thoughts will fly.

- Dorothea Mackellar

FEATURED in Representational Digital Art, 17 July 2011

FEATURED in VAVOOM, Photography, 2 August 2011

Photograph taken with a Panasonic FZ20, somewhere near Dean in Central Victoria, Australia, processed and layered with textures from my own stock photography 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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Comments

  • KBritt
    KBrittover 3 years ago

    Oh my, what a stunning image! Beautiful work, Chris! The image and words are both quite moving… Beautiful. ~kim

  • Thanks so much Kim, I really appreciate your visit and kind comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    So beautiful art from your heart my friend, thank you to inspire me and friends:)
    ……………
    I pleasure to present a good quote to you; It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.- Franklin D. Roosevelt
    ………….
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Hi Sunny, so lovely of you to drop by! Thank you so much for your lovely comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Love the vintage treatment of this which so beautifully compliments the picture. Fave for me.
    I also love the so applicable poem. Alma x

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

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful words Chris and love the image, gorgeous light and colour :o)x

  • Hi Josie, thanks so much :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • fazza
    fazzaover 3 years ago

    great work there chris,real spud country,cheers fazza

  • Smack bang in the middle of spud country Fazza! Thanks my friend :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Margi
    Margiover 3 years ago

    now thats a golden oldie, takes me right back to primary school, great image to go with great words :))

  • Hi Margaret! I always loved Dorothea’s poem at school, so thought I’d revisit it – still love it after all those years! Thanks so much, I appreciate your visit and kind comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Chris, lovely colours.

  • Hi Andrea, thanks so much :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesover 3 years ago

    This is so beautiful Chris…The poem and the scene are just made for each other…. love the treatment.

  • Hi Vivien, thanks so much, so glad you like it :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 3 years ago

    Oh w0w! so atmospheric & love the poem sweetheART – a fab fave ;~} Valz

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    Chris this is an absolute stunner! xx

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