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 8, 2011
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy
No I haven't finished prattling on about Algonquin. You have to go there to appreciate why.
Every Spring we go to see the moose, you would think that I have enough moose photo's now but that's only part of the reason I go.
To witness these magnificent creatures close up and free, to observe and listen as mothers interact with their young is a big part of it.
This very young male was at this point separated from "Mom" as she had crossed the highway merely feet from us.
He tried to follow, hesitated, went back but realised Mom wasn't coming to get him so very gingerly he climbed up to the road, looked both ways as good children do and plucked up the courage to cross.
Yes Mom was waiting and watching as Moms always do :-)
"What is man without the animals?
Without the beasts men would die of a great loneliness of spirit." -Chief Seattle
Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers out there, human and animal :-)