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, March 28, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Niska Trail

Shanghai Test - Niska Trail II
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

It's been a struggle and I had just about given up with Shanghai GP3 film but this roll developed very nicely, with "a little help from me friends".

Taking their advice I developed this roll in Rodinal at 1+100 dilution for one hour at 20 deg c.

I must admit a one hour development regime is quite relaxing. I set my timer for one hour and the second timer for 55 min and had a nap :-)

This was taken along the river by Niska Road in Guelph.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Ready

Commie Camera - Ready
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

On Friday I received my new "Commie" Camera, a Kiev 4 Rangefinder which is a Contax clone, complete with a Jupiter-8 50mm f/2.0 lens.
So I was itching to try it out.

I spoiled myself and used a roll of AGFA APX 100 on my road trip with Doug, Grant, Cathy and Pat. We decided to wander the back roads North of Milton ON looking for barns and farm houses. This freshly plowed field caught my attention with its wonderful leading lines.

Stand developed in Rodinal 20min at 20 deg c.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Hassy 500C

Rainy Day - Hassy
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

OK, OK it wasn't the best of the weekend but it is my new toy.
I sold my Nikon D2h and bought this with the proceeds.
I think it was a good deal, especially when the first roll of film came out properly exposed :-)