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 27, 2012

Red Brick cafe - Guelph

Red Brick cafe - Guelph
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

To really see a place you have to walk and leave the i-pod at home too.

We are too distracted, our lives have become one of hustle and bustle, rushing from on place or one meeting to the next.
Cell phones have become the electronic leash, the electronic interrupter of thought. Remember the time when you left the house and NO-ONE could reach you until you returned?

Remember the peace and quiet ?

We need to force ourselves to step back and " smell the roses".

We need time to unwind, to reflect, to enjoy the company of like minded friends.
To spend a few hours doing nothing in particular or something in particular, like wandering around the streets of your home town and seeing it for the first time.

That is what I did this weekend and boy does it feel good :)

So the thought for the day (or week) ..

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast. ~Paul Scott Mowrer, The House of Europe

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