Originally from Northern England, Alan Norsworthy has been a photographer since the late 1960's.

He moved to Canada in 1973 and has made Guelph Ontario his home for the last 24 years.

" I remember visiting the CN Tower in the early 70's and the guide said that as far as you could see in any direction is the best farmland in Canada. That comment echoes down the years as I watch subdivisions eat up the landscape."

The area around Guelph offers up a plethora of rural images which Alan captures with his artistic vision. His work covers everything from macro photographs of flowers, sweeping landscapes, historic buildings and old abandoned farms in both colour and Black and White.

"This is where I find my inspiration, I have a need to show people the beauty I see as I walk the woods and fields of Southern Ontario"

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery - l
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

I love cemeteries, not that I would ever want to be in one.

This is Woodlawn Cemetery here in Guelph. On a cold, snowy day it has it's own, special, appeal especially to a black and white photographer.

This was taken with my Bronica SQ loaded with Shanghai GP3 B&W film. Developed in Rodinal 1+100 18min at 20c

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Wanderings - Elora

Wanderings - Elora
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

A blah sort of day, typical February.
A typical Black and White day !
My friend Dave and I took a short, casual stroll around Elora. That and a cup of hot tea to drive away the chills.

Someone commented on Flickr about the Zig Zag patterns in this image. Yes I like them too, enough to make it my "photo of the weekend"

Taken with my Kodak Retina IIC rangefinder.
AGFA APX 100 black and white film that expired in July 2003
Developed in Rodinal 1+100

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Soaring

Hamilton - Soaring
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

If I hadn't captured the last of the flock of birds I would not have chosen this as my "photo of the weekend".

Monday, February 8, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Everton Falls - Mill Pond Shadows

Everton Falls - Mill Pond Shadows
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

A difficult choice this weekend. Only because there were few candidates.
The majority of Sunday's photo's were made with Shanghai GP3 shot in my Bronica. The development left an ugly grain so I wasn't to pleased with them.
The Fuji Acros has promise but I need to let them 'mature' for a while before I revisit them. So I picked one of the very few digital shots as my favourite.
Why? The shadows scurrying back across the frozen lake to hide in the woods until the sun went down really caught my eye.
That plus the juxtaposition of the warm palette of tree's and reeds vs the cold blues of the shadows. Makes this image.