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 30, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Cedar waves

Elora - Cedar waves
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. ~William Blake

What better than a shady path through a forest in weather such as this? I was out early and alone by myself on Saturday wandering around and through the Elora Gorge. This is where I came across the remains of this old cedar. There is beauty and sadness here, it's life etched in it's bones. I stood looking at this old tree for a long time. I knew I had to make an image of what I saw.
I hope you see why.

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. ~William Shakespeare

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