Sparkling temperate waters
To cleanse a waning spirit,

Warm inviting sands
To massage the soul,

Cool delightful breezes
To rejuvenate the body

And filtered morning sun
To add a touch of rose.

The meditative pounding
Of rolling waves upon the shore,

The breathe of clean fresh air
Free for all.

Wandering intoxicated
With the sea right by my side,

My early morn fixation…
The Elixir of Life.


“Elixir of Life”
Photography, Artwork & Writing
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera
Photoshop CS4 artwork
Mission Beach, Dunk Island, Queensland

“Elixir of Life” was featured in:

  1. The Image Writing group – Jan10
  2. The Dimensions group – Jan 10

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • PBWright
    PBWrightabout 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful image, Holly! I love what you’ve done here. Also, your poetry fits so well. Nice job!

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago


  • Ian David Soar
    Ian David Soarabout 5 years ago

    Amazing !!!!

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 5 years ago

    Lovely creation, Holly! A new year’s gift to us all; thank you so much! AMR

  • Magee
    Mageeabout 5 years ago

    Reading that, made me want to get up off my butt, and head straight to the beach! Wonderful words Holly, and an image that is truly gorgeous, to support them. xx

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzabout 5 years ago

    awesome coloring

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboabout 5 years ago

    This is so beautifully treated and well composed, Holly!
    A compelling image!
    A great start to the New Year!
    : )

  • Kylie  Sheahen
    Kylie Sheahenabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning image and words Holly :)

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyabout 5 years ago

    How beautiful Holly, the tones and that lone figure are superb, as is the location and treatment!!

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful, and your words are making me NEED the Coast

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