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, April 4, 2010

Photo of the (Long) Weekend - Lonesome Pine

Lonesome Pine
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

On Good Friday a few friends Grant, Doug, Pat and I explored a couple of abandoned houses North of Milton. This was taken with my "Commie Camera" a Kiev 4 which is a Russian, Contax rangefinder, clone. Beautiful little camera, loaded with my favourite film AGFA APX 100.

Why choose this image? Considering it was taken on a bright sunny day the mood is totally opposite. I love the silhouetted tree, the rubble, the hint of a building and the light creeping in from the bottom corner.

AGFA APX 100 developed in Xtol 1+1 10min at 20c.

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