© 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.


country, farm, light, trees, winter, sunset, poplars, farm house, old, heritage, australia, my country, dorothea mackellar, photographic art, chris armytage

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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  • KBritt
    KBrittabout 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
    Kornrawieeabout 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,

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

    – Chris Armytage™

  • almaalice
    almaaliceabout 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 Jacksonabout 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
    fazzaabout 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
    Margiabout 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
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Chris, lovely colours.

  • Hi Andrea, thanks so much :)xox

    – Chris Armytage™

  • vivien styles
    vivien stylesabout 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...about 3 years ago

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

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    Chris this is an absolute stunner! xx

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