A thing of beauty ...

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© 2011-2015 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford, Victoria, Australia.

“A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Therefore, on every morrow, are we wreathing
A flowery band to bind us to the earth,
Spite of despondence, of the inhuman dearth
Of noble natures, of the gloomy days,
Of all the unhealthy and o’er-darkened ways
Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all,
Some shape of beauty moves away the pall
From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon,
Trees old, and young, sprouting a shady boon
For simple sheep; and such are daffodils
With the green world they live in; and clear rills
That for themselves a cooling covert make
‘Gainst the hot season; the mid-forest brake,
Rich with a sprinkling of fair musk-rose blooms:
And such too is the grandeur of the dooms
We have imagined for the mighty dead;
All lovely tales that we have heard or read:
An endless fountain of immortal drink,
Pouring unto us from the heaven’s brink.”
- John Keats

FEATURES

The Group – Gallery of Art and Photography 30 July 2012
Grunge it up Permanent Feature Page 2 August 2012
♥ Artists Universe ♥ 11 August 2012
Redbubble Explore17 November 2012

Photograph taken in my garden in January 2012, several of my own texture layers added in Photoshop CS3.

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