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 9, 2010
Photo of the weekend - Ignatius Centre - Shadows
Ignatius Centre - Shadows
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy
As Jethro Tull would say "Brewing, heavy weather" was closing in; with heavy, rain laden clouds scudding across the sky we took our chances and drove to the Ignatius Centre, a Jesuit retreat in Guelph.
We were rewarded for our foolishness with periods of sunshine and shadows. I had chosen my Nikon F4, because it is waterproof (!) and AGFA APX 100 B&W film, one of my favourites, to take with me.
This scene lasted barely a few minutes but long enough.
I love the shadows :-)
Nature is man's teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. ~Alfred Billings Street