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