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

Thank you all so very much for taking the time to visit and comment, and for the faves. I so appreciate it and hope to visit and comment on your work very soon :)xx

Hurrah for the laughing water,

The songs that the streamlets sing!

Whish! The teal duck’s mate has sought her

With a stroke of his mottled wing!

Hurrah for the deepening shadows,

The ibises eagle-eyed,

The dash of the purple swallows,

To bury their breasts in the tide!

Woe! It is woe to the Drought-King’s reign!

The water is out in the swamps again!

- “The Filling of the Swamps”
Will H. Ogilvie, B. Scotland 21.8.1869 to 1963

FEATURED in The Woman Photographer, 10 August 2011

FEATURED in Trees Beautiful Trees, 15 August 2011

A celebration of the breaking of the drought

Photograph taken at my favourite waterhole near Franklinford, Victoria, Australia, with a Canon EOS 450D, 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.
Giclee and Fine Art Prints at 1X

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  • fazza
    fazzaover 3 years ago

    what ya doin stealing my trees then?this is great chris,and the poem,cheers fazza

  • Haha Fazza, thought you might just recognise this, it’s just along the Franklinford-Daylesford Road, on the left heading towards the freeway … one of my faves! Glad you like it, thanks so much :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 3 years ago

    What an amazing capture. love it,

  • Malcom, I am delighted that you like this image, taken at one of my favourite scenic places near my home. Thanks so much for your lovely comments :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Margi
    Margiover 3 years ago

    lovely stuff Chris, both poem and image, great light:))

  • Hi Margaret. I almost didn’t put this one up because the thumbnail is very ordinary – loved the light though, and so glad you do do. Many thanks :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 3 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Hi Kathy, so pleased that you like this, thanks so much :)xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Betty Smith_Voce
    Betty Smith_Voceover 3 years ago

    Great work… It is a calling for me to find such a place and spend a few hours watching the water fowl and other creatures… Thanks for this lovely post.

  • Betty, you would love this place, it is very special – I go there often and just sit and watch the birds … thanks so much for your lovely comments, they are so appreciated :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Christine Annas
    Christine Annasover 3 years ago

    The words and image work perfectly together. Beautifully done!

  • Thanks Chris, I so appreciate your lovely comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Love the lighting and the treatment on this one Chris. The words are so apt too. Alma x

  • Thanks so much Alma … it’s a beautiful spot, not far from home, glad you like it :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully done with so much color and detail… like that hunting heron and the gulls flying overhead… a really strong scene..! .. and that sky is really well captured/processed.

  • Kat, thanks so much, I appreciate your comments :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lynda Heins
    Lynda Heinsover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Chris….image and words!:-))

  • Many thanks for your lovely comments Lynda :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work, Chris!!! You’ve got a good eye. This is a sure fav!!!

  • Thanks so much for your kind comments Bob :)

    – Chris Armytage™

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