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, September 21, 2014


These last few weeks I have had to put my D300 away.
The Doc said 'tennis elbow and golfers elbow plus tendinitis in my forearm” for good measure... "but, but, I don't play either of those"! said I...
No matter what it really means is the D300 is just too damn heavy to lift !

So I have been relying on my trusty Nikon P7100.

Not that it is a problem I love that little camera but yesterday I bumped into it's limitations.
Blurry images from way too low a shutter speed and unresponsive auto-focus due to the low contrast scenery in fog and mist and pushing the ISO way too high meant a morning of frustration.
As the light improved and we moved out of the deep dark woodland along the river things came back to normal quite quickly and I ended up with a few 'keepers'

Such is the lot of the photographer. We have to rely on technology (to varying degrees) in pursuit of our 'art'. If the technology fails what are we to do?

The pens and pencils I have never fail from a dead battery ;-D

So when technology prevents me from pursuing my photographic 'Art' the pen and pencil take over because ..

Art is not a thing; it is a way.” ~Elbert Hubbard

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