Archive for December, 2010

Vancouver Island is a marvellous place to live with so many little towns and places speckled amongst miles and miles of untamed forest.  Some of the little towns were born of the logging industries boom times, and as the demand for these products atrophes, some of the little towns find themselves struggling.  The architecture of the homes […]

Sometimes in life you encounter the strangest and most interesting things.  This story is about such a thing. I set out to grab a few bracket photos to use in HDR processing, as usual.  I had remembered seeing 2 old buildings, right downtown on the waterfront, and recalled hearing stories about these buildings in years […]

The Toad About Town

Posted: 17th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings
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I thought we might wrap the week up here at The Hollow with a bit of an update.  Some great subjects have been brought to our attention that we will be endeavoring to shoot here in the near future.  A group of previously unnoticed old and weathered buildings and structures located in the heart of […]

“Holiday Court Motel” – The Toad Hits The Swamp

Posted: 17th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We all have mentors and heroes in the fields we dabble in, and for me, one of my favorite masters is Bob Lussier.  His work can be found at Lussier Photography and I would highly encourage you to visit to see some of the best imagery out there today.  I have been studying his work […]

Hopping Around Vancouver Island

Posted: 16th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Nestled on the West Coast of Canada lies a small island called Vancouver Island.  This island is sparsely populated with vast spaces, mountains and forests still untainted.  This island is home to The Toad.  We believe that some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world are right here, in our own backyard.  Given that […]

“Winter Wonderland”

Posted: 15th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As the festive season is upon us it’s only fitting to share photos that convey the beauty of a fresh winters snow.  We were lucky enough to take a small detour that led us to a place we’d never been before… and were promptly greeted with the scenes below.  The fresh snow blanketed the beautiful […]

“Viking Grocery” – The Toad Needs Vittles

Posted: 15th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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On the outskirts of a little town on Vancouver Island called Chemainus, lies an abandoned grocery store.  This bright blue store was one of our favorite stops when visiting Chemainus, we’d pop in for a beverage or an ice cream every time we came to town.  Chemainus has been hit hard by the economy and […]

The Toads Blog

Posted: 14th December 2010 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Welcome to our online blog!  Toad Hollow Photography is entirely inspired by my father and his great natural eye for beautiful composition.  I will be posting regular updates and photos, with a focus on HDR methods of digital photographic processing.  Our prime focus is on architecture and landscapes.  I have a love for old homes […]