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, October 12, 2014


If I said “autumn Day” what springs to mind?

For me it conjures up a day like yesterday (and today for that matter)..

Brilliant blue skies to offset the golds and reds of the woodland tree's with an added chill in the air as an early frost paints the ground with silver.
Geese honking their way across the skies, heading South.
The frantic scamperings of small animals gathering in the harvest of nuts to tide them over the winter that is fast approaching.
And the long shadows thrown by the weakening sun that probes ever deeper into the woodland as the canopy of leaves turns and falls.

Breathe deep and drink in the smells, sounds and colours of the most wonderous of seasons, autumn in the woods ….

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came,—
The Ashes, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The sunshine spread a carpet,
And every thing was grand;
Miss Weather led the dancing;
Professor Wind, the band....
The sight was like a rainbow
New-fallen from the sky....”

~George Cooper, "October’s Party"

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