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, March 6, 2011

The Photographer

The Photographer
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Saturday was wet, very wet.
Doug and I headed over to the Farmers Market here in Guelph. The market was just re-opening after some roof repairs so the atmosphere was like a homecoming.
We met with KC at his stall and chatted for a while then JohnQ showed up, the merry band of brothers was growing.
Down through the market to visit with Bunny at her stall. More banter and along came Matt.
2 hours went by, I had barely lifted my camera!

Eventually we Doug, JohnQ and I wandered off in search of tea and another 2 hours disappeared.
No photo's yet but a Saturday morning well spent in camaraderie, easy banter and tea ..... yeah!

So only my thoughts this week, plus a photo of my new toy.

In closing, the lesson learned yesterday ...

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. ~John Leonard

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