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, January 29, 2012
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy
Now as my strength starts to return I had to get out for a walk so I headed out for one of my favorite haunts, the Arboretum in the University of Guelph.
Just a short drive but a world away, more so today as the snow made it even more quiet, a cold, white, blanket that hushed the distant traffic so you could hear the soft crunching of your footsteps, the chickadee's and squirrels.
An invigorating walk that tired the body but refreshed the spirit.
I understand what John Masefield was saying when he penned "Sea Fever" ..
I gave in to the pull of that which I love..
Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. ~Rumi