© 2012 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


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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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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  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenalmost 2 years ago

    Chris…this is so beautiful! :) x

  • Thanks Carol :) I’ve had it sitting there for ages and forgot to make it public! Glad you like it :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingalmost 2 years ago

    Ahh… such loveliness….wonderful!!!!

  • Hi Robin!!!!! Thank you :)))) xx

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    Very beautiful work dear Chris.A fave.x

  • Thank you so much Catherine :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful floral capture treatment and words…fave Chris!

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    lovely work Chris :)

  • lensbaby
    lensbabyalmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful! Love it!

  • polly470
    polly470almost 2 years ago

    One of the best Iris shots and images I have seen on here – Chris, you are truly inspirational!

  • Polly, I’m overwhelmed by your wonderful comment, thank you! :)))x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding beauty.

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Simply magnificent! Amazing framing and texture, great words as well!!!

  • Thank you so much Angie :)x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Dlouise
    Dlouisealmost 2 years ago

    So beautiful,,love the treatment!!

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