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, July 8, 2012

Doug meets Joe

Doug meets Joe
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Yesterday, a few friends and I spent the day in Toronto. We attended the Joe McNally One Light Two Light Seminar Tour.

There are those who say 'you should never meet your heroes' all I can say to them is "you're wrong" !

Joe McNally has to be one of the best speakers in the world. His down to earth, easy going banter even in the face of great adversity (accidentally launching a flash off a pole and hitting a member of the audience, right Grant ?) he hardly skipped a beat.
It was a learning seminar filled with laughter and more information than a person could ever hope to assimilate.

Then again I am biased, Joe McNally is one of my heroes and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet him.

Our pictures are our footprints. It’s the best way to tell people we were here. - Joe McNally

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