SYLACAUGA -- Fletcher Scott's "Woods, Water and Wildlife" is on exhibit through Feb. 28 at the Comer Museum and Arts Center on North Broadway Avenue.
The Artist's Reception will be Thursday, Feb. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Food and beverage will be available. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.
Scott says he can’t remember a time when he didn’t love being outside.
“I grew up climbing trees, catching snakes and salamanders, keeping squirrels for pets, roaming all over the countryside and camping out under the stars,” he said. “In fact, I still like to do that. As I grew older, I wanted to take those beautiful memories home with me.”
Capturing sunrises, the texture of frozen water, the branches of a big oak, cloud formations, a rising moon or a running deer is just a sample of the many wonders Scott has seen.
He figured out a way to capture those fleeting moments that seem to pass so quickly.
“Photography is a way for me to relive the scenery and experiences I’ve had,” he said. “Being a seasonal person allows me to witness the most spectacular events each season holds, be it the blooming of wildflowers in the spring, the colors of breeding fish in the summer or the colorful display of trees in the autumn. Winter is a time for birds at the feeders and rutting bucks.
“Photography is a combination of technical skills and artistic expression at the same time. A lot of things keep me in the outdoors -- fishing, hunting and just exploring -- but nothing compares to capturing those moments and displaying them for others to enjoy.”