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, January 4, 2015

First Light 2015

Here at least, the New Year arrived with a growl or was it the old years departing shot?

The gauntlet of the 'First Light Challenge” was picked up by a few hardy souls who ventured out in the pre-dawn light of a new year to be faced with high winds and cloud from Hamilton to Tobermory.
So much for inspiration..

After standing on a windswept dock in LaSalle Park my little group happily agreed to head out to find somewhere that might be open at 9:00 am on this morning.
Bacon, eggs and tea/coffee served somewhere warm!

We found an oasis in AJ's in Waterdown were the smiles were as warming as the tea.

Thank you ladies for being there and thank you my friends old and new for taking up my silly challenge and braving the new dawn with me.

A New Years wish for one and all..

And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen”.
~Thomas Hood

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