Andrew Bret Wallis: Blog en-us (C) Andrew Bret Wallis (Andrew Bret Wallis) Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:06:00 GMT Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:06:00 GMT Andrew Bret Wallis: Blog 120 102 Tranquility Missed my visit to Finland this year... love the peace and tranquility of the high winter tree-lined fells. Came across this image on my hard-drive today and it reminded me of the understated minimalist beauty of the landscape... maybe next year...

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Winter Cycling North Yorkshire This time of year, the landscape has a strong structural beauty whenever the sun appears... which sadly isn't often ;-)

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Happy New Year Wasn't a white Christmas this year, but it only missed by a few days. Woke up to this wonderful winterland view from my window a couple of days ago. Wishing everyone a very happy New Year and hoping that it fulfils all your dreams and aspirations...


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Winter Snow I love the simple uncluttered beauty of a winter landscape... just like a fresh new canvas

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Minimalist landscapes I love the way the morning mist can reduce a colourfully detailed landscape into a monochrome minimalist canvas... the magic of nature...

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March of Winter As the nights draw in, and the weather turns... I always feel more inspired and motivated to record the natural landscape around me... mood, atmosphere, sharp contrasts and muted colours... visual artist's heaven...


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Building A Wall... Discovered this still life on my travels abroad. So much I liked about the shapes, textures and colours... couldn't resist committing it to the camera lens... Another "Marmite Image" you either get it... or you don't ;-)

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow... Rainbow over the moors in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire...

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In the quiet before dawn... When all the world is still sleeping... the North Yorkshire landscape takes on a quiet ethereal beauty


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Summer Heat Haze Love the way the lake water ripples and sparkles in the summer heat under a big blue sky...

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So much to see in Springtime Call of the great outdoors... less time spent in front of a computer screen and more time outside discovering the landscape on a bike saddle...



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Lost lambs Two Spring lambs take comfort together. Springtime, North Yorkshire 2017.


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Dramatic storm clouds in Nidderdale North Yorkshire Lucky to catch the last rays of fading sunlight breaking through the storm clouds silhouetting a farmhouse on the hillside. You can just make out the rows of winter bull rushes in the foreground below the moors here too... Love this kind of light... always reminds me of Ted Hughes poems...


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Made My Day My favourite car manufacturer - Alfa Romeo - just dropped a brochure through my letter box today featuring one of my abstract ice photographs on its front cover. I'll take it as payment for customer brand loyalty.

Thank you Alfa... you've just made my day!


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The Dreaming I've been working on a series of more abstract mixed media images through December and into the New Year. Sometimes pure photography is inspiration enough for me... and at other times, I love to experiment and work into the early hours exploring themes connected to my life-long fascination with phosphenes. 

I'm trying here to recreate the coalescence of shapes and forms that I always experience in the moments before falling asleep and into dreams. These dream landscapes are never solid - always shifting - and are often viewed in a surreal and beautiful twilight, mingled with a wide array of patterns, textures and colours.

This image is called The Dreaming and is intentionally abstract to allow the viewer creative freedom to explore. I have enclosed a close-up detail here to show the level of texture and detail that surrounds the illuminated branches of the solitary moonlit tree.

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Cumbria's Eden Valley in Winter Winter weather cycling for two days in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, and amazed by the drama and rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape...

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Narnia, North Yorkshire Narnia comes to North Yorkshire...



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Umbria, Italy, 2016 October storm light in Umbria, Italy.

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Turning of the Year After a long hot summer, the leaves are now starting to fall...

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Heart Of The Mountain I still have my head in the clouds... here's my latest abstract mixed media work entitled: "Heart Of The Mountain" exploring my spiritual connection with Nature. Inspired by a recent visit to Monte Lussari.

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