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, May 2, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Algonquin - Ragged Falls

Algonquin - Ragged Falls
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

It wasn't taken this weekend but I developed the film this weekend :-)

Ragged Falls in Algonquin will captivate you for hours.
It's not just the falls it's the rapids.
Its not just the rapids
it's the trail from the parking lot to the falls and back.

You get the idea.

A difficult shot, the stark white of the falls to deep black of the craggy shadows, barely tamed.

I like it because of it's failings.

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you...
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

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