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, November 2, 2014

Even without the snow I was so looking forward to a long leisurely wander through the Autumn woods without being dragged along by the 'other Winter' our Siberian Husky “puppy” .. all 40lbs of her.

We chose Silvercreek and its trail network for our morning walk and they didn't disappoint.

The standing joke of the day was my choice of shooting B&W as opposed to searching out the odd flecks of colour that still shoe that winter isn't quite in control … yet!

Eventually my mind switched from B&W to colour mode and I too started seeking out the kernels of Autumn.

All in all it was an invigorating time, just to be 'out'. Switching off the work-a-day world and replacing it with the simple pleasures of ancient stones, old tree's, the wind that poked and probed our clothing looking for an entry point, the chickadee's chirping and the crunch of our footfalls.

Yes indeed, a great morning to be 'out'…

Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature”.
~William Cowper

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