Opening Reception for The Changing Color Palette of Nature: Landscape Photographs
The Wiley Art Center will feature a show by southern Indiana landscape and wildlife photographer Gary R. Morrison. The show will open with a public reception on Friday, Aug. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show is a collection of photographs of all four seasons that explore the beauty of Indiana’s natural landscape.
Indiana Nature Photography
Gary’s matted and framed 16×20 images explore the changing color palette of the seasons. His winter scenes contrast the bleak landscapes, while revealing subtle colors throughout the day and in differing weather conditions. His spring photos capture the subtle and vibrant colors of wildflowers and leafing trees that rival the beauty of fall. The summer shots present a palette of contrasts from trees and flowing streams. His fall pictures resonated with the vibrant reds, yellows, and golds. The cool mornings often produce displays of fog contrasting with the colorful trees.
“Gary Morrison captures the essence of the Indiana landscape as well as any nature photographer in the state today,” said Steven Higgs, nature photographer and author of A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana: 119 Unique Places to Explore, Indiana University Press, 2016. “His photos make you want to go and see for yourself.”
Gary purchased his first camera from the Hooks Drugstore on the Bedford square when he was 10. During high school, he took a yearbook photographer course with Will Counts at Indiana University. He then studied and taught photography as part of his doctoral program at Indiana University.
Gary is a professor emeritus of instructional design at Old Dominion University. His passion for landscape photography started with the purchase of his first digital camera about 10 years ago. Since he and his wife Linda retired to Bloomington, he spends his time exploring the hills and hollers of southern Indiana on a daily basis.