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 18, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Troll Bridge

St Jacobs - Troll Bridge
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

OK enough colour, back to black and white. :-)

On our way back from St. Jacobs we wandered along the back roads and I spotted this old wooden bridge.
This shows the Nikon D300's monochrome engine in all its glory.
Pretty well straight out of the camera.
Monochrome setting with a "Red" filter applied.

I love this camera for it's ability to do this.

I tried a crop without the dark tree line across the top. I liked it this way better.

I saw this today and had to share it ...

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees.  The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.  It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day.  It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.  Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.  ~Hamlin Garland, McClure's, February 1899

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