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, June 26, 2011

Newfoundland - Da swomp

Newfoundland - Da swomp
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

I have been captured and released;
Captured by her simple beauty and released from cares.
Cathy, my love, I owe you so much for taking me there.

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. ~Hamlin Garland, McClure's, February 1899

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Newfoundland - St_John's, The Narrows

Newfoundland - St_John's, The Narrows
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

This is one of my favourite images from our trip to Newfoundland. So on this day I dedicate it to my Dad and to all the other Dad's and those who have lost their Dad's.

Happy Fathers Day.

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Mark Twain

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Newfoundland - Quidi Vidi Cove

Newfoundland - Quidi Vidi Cove
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

We're back !
Our first day on "The Rock" was bright and sunny. The next morning the fog had rolled in and it stayed that way for most of the week ;-)
So, many of my shots are in Black and White, many look like a "hounds of the Baskerville" setting but that's Newfoundland for ya and when your given lemons you make lemonade!

Actually I think it is a plot by the Newfoundland Tourist Board, you land in sunshine and it makes you feel better. That gives Newfoundland enough time to work its magic and by day two you don't care about the weather ! :-)

On our first real day we stumbled on to Quidi Vidi cove (the home of the Quidi Vidi brewery) WOW, just WOW ....

Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
~T.S. Eliot

Newfoundland, I will be back, to walk down those passages and open those doors that I did not open on this trip.