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, February 24, 2013

Tiffany Falls - A Study in Black and White

Tiffany Falls - A Study in Black and White
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

Part of our discussions yesterday were about being out and about early and why do we not venture out in the evening.
Well fo rme the answer is quite simple, I am up early, I enjoy the peace and quiet that early morning brings, it's 'my time'.
On the weekend I share that time with like minded individuals and we venture out chasing the light.

Of an evening I am happy to stay at home relaxing with my family and easing into a soporific state of mind preparing for bed.
I think if I spent that time wandering the woods and fields I would be way to 'awake' at bedtime...

The town was glad with morning light; places that had shown ugly and distrustful all night long, now wore a smile; and sparkling sunbeams dancing on chamber windows, and twinkling through blind and curtain before sleepers' eyes, shed light even into dreams, and chased away the shadows of the night. ~Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

Monday, February 18, 2013

River Crossing - Rockwood

River Crossing - Rockwood
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

This weekend was chaos.
My son David (a.k.a Big Kid) and his wife asked if they could come over for the weekend and considering how rarely we manage to get together we were delighted.

I had to make a quick trip into Toronto to pick up printer ink and a few bits and pieces but not everything goes as planned. Mother Nature had different idea’s and pounded the Milton – Mississauga area with heavy snow. The resulting accidents made driving a chore.
My return trip wasn’t as bad as it could have been because I already knew where the problems were and skirted around them but David and Siobhan were not so lucky and their drive out from Toronto took 2 ½ hours. They arrived just in time for supper and a pleasant evening watching ‘Skyfall” the new Bond flick.

Sunday rolled around and as David and Siobhan were leaving my other son Greg and his buddy Nick arrived.
Cathy was once again in the kitchen..

Another great meal and conversation around the table then a re-run of “Skyfall” as Greg and Nick had not seen it.
They left at a reasonable time and the rest of the weekend was ours.

A lazy day today as a reward for all the work we did.

All in all a great weekend “Family Day” this time the family showed up :-)

What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories. ~George Eliot

Happy Family Day

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Road Less Travelled By ..

The Road Less Travelled By ..
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

I don't think I have ever been as cold as I was on Saturday, the wind cut like the proverbial 'whetted knife'


but I had to venture out, the woods and fields were singing their siren song, a song I cannot resist.

Admittedly we spent more time in the car than actually walking but we were out and scouting for images on this cold, wintry day.

Twelve images, the total haul, of the twelve two or three made the cut, one is featured here.

Sometimes you have to suffer for your craft.

Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability. ~Joe Brown