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 9, 2014

Morning Shadows II

Morning Shadows II
Originally uploaded by Alan Norsworthy

When it's -20c outside and you have the choice between staying in a warm bed or getting up, getting dressed, throwing your gear and snowshoes into the car and heading out, how many would choose the latter?
Well I know three who would.
Two of the 'Amigo's" met in a local parking lot. The third "Amigo" Doug was digging himself out of the snowdrifts around his cottage but he was with us in spirit.

In February the winter lies deep, the woods are silent, the air crisp, clean and invigorating.
We walked for an hour, pausing occasionally to take in a scene or just to listen to the silence. Then we moved on again our only companion was the crunch of fresh fallen snow under our snowshoes.

As Doug would call it "glad to be alive weather".

February; deep winter but the sun is beginning its slow march north and gaining in strength as each day passes...

"It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it". ~John Burroughs, "Winter Sunshine"

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