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"

Monday, August 16, 2010

Photo of the weekend - Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula - Abandoned I
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

My wife and I were away on a short vacation up on the Bruce Peninsula last week. As usual I was always on the lookout for 'abandoned' places.
This one is a bit of an enigma. The more I think about this place the more I wonder, is it really abandoned or is someone working on it?

No matter, it's a beautiful place, protected by tree's and the gardens are full of wildflowers (weeds to some)

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. ~John Ed Pearce

In this case I hope it's the latter

1 comment:

Gem Webb - ExploretheBruce.com said...

The Bruce Peninsula Flora & Fauna
Garden tours promoting visits to many of the rural gardens of Grey and Bruce Counties.