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 3, 2016

First Light Challenge 2016


2016 already, my how time does fly, time for another challenge..

I started the "First Light Challenge" a long time ago way back in 2006 or 2007.
My friend Doug was the first to take up the gauntlet and has been completing the challenge since 2008. For the last few years Doug has been 'Up North' separated by distance but not by time.


The challenge is simple 'record an image in the first light of the new year'.
It's the doing that can be the real challenge, to get out of a warm bed and hit the streets. Usually the only ones around are the party stragglers or those who have to work and th eoccasional crazy photographer.

So here is this years effort from a windy, snowy (very snowy) morning -4c and the clock ticking towards dawn which one again was a lightening of the gray overcast more than a sunrise.

Then out through the gates of the midnight—
      The door of the past was ajar—
      His robe like a shroud wrapped around him,
      The Old Year vanished afar.
And as morn with her soft rosy fingers
      Flung open the gates of the East,
      The New Year looked out from its chambers
      With a smile and a blessing of peace.
~Eliza A. Wetherby Otis (1833–1904), "The Old and the New," December 187

1 comment:

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice image of the big old church!