Archive for December, 2010

A Toad Without A Paddle

Posted: 31st December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I found myself very busy yesterday which severely impacted on my ability to pursue my first love, photography.  As I was hopping about doing errands and odds and ends, I came upon one of my favorite photography subjects.  I’ve really wanted to produce a new HDR panoramic image suitable for murals lately, and this was the perfect […]

William Harbeck’s 1907 Film

Posted: 30th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As a special bonus for today, we’ve got something really unique to share with all our readers.  This link will take you to a site where a local historian has compiled and assembled a complete 6 minute B&W movie of work produced by a local photographer, William Harbeck, in 1907. This entire video was shot […]

The Toad Is Crackers

Posted: 30th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Today’s blog is a deviation from the normal for me.  Today we have birds instead of old buildings processed in HDR.  While we were on our holidays at the resort, we were visited daily by a family of Steller’s Jays that came by every morning for breakfast.  They were very bold and I was able […]

The Grinch Has A Hideout

Posted: 29th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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On our trip back home from our little getaway, my wife and I encountered many interesting homes in some of the far-reaching areas of Vancouver Island.  Unfortunately, most of the photos I took did not turn out well at all, but this one really captured the image I was seeing, and it captured it well.  […]

“Port Renfrew Hotel” – The Glint is Gone

Posted: 28th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We’re back from the Christmas break, and we’re happy to report we have a fairly hefty catalog of new images to post!  We had a great Christmas, and we hope you all did too. My wife and I went to the resort we visited on our honeymoon this year for Christmas.  It was the best […]

Merry Christmas!

Posted: 23rd December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings

Well, it’s that time of year again!  Time for me to say thank you for all the wonderful friendship and support I’ve had this year.  I’ve found some fantastic mentors through the channels who have taught me tons, I feel like I am miles ahead of where I was this time last year.  Thanks for […]

Old Homes in the Hollow

Posted: 23rd December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As the Christmas season approaches, the city becomes still.  As is typical for our area, we are going to have another Christmas without snow.  Fewer people are on the roads in the morning and except for the hustle and bustle of last minute shoppers, the entire area turns quiet as most are at home with […]

My love of local history and architecture is fueled by sites like this.  This is the Old Stone Butter Church, which is rich in history in our area on Vancouver Island.  The church is long abandoned and now sits atop a hill overlooking a beautiful mountain that meanders down to the sea-shore.  This particular shoot […]

The Drama of Black and White

Posted: 21st December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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This wonderful island we live on is peppered with small communities and very interesting artifacts.  A town that we love to visit called Chemainus was a little town started during the height of the logging era here on Vancouver Island.  As the industry has been in decline for decades now, these little towns and communities […]

In The Eye Of The Beholder

Posted: 20th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Art is by it’s very definition a very subjective thing.  Many images that one may consider to be highly artistic can be considered flotsam and jetsam to others.  As the Christmas season is upon us, I find that this is a time where people become introspective and tend to consider things we haven’t had the […]