Archive for January, 2011

And a new roof.  And some windows.  And a few minor touch-ups here and there. This house is situated squarely in the heart of a really bad neighborhood.  This house was shot in the same area as last week’s blog “Developers Hit The Swamp” and showcases a house just down the street.  I believe this […]

Grande Ol’ Dames

Posted: 29th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As things progress here at The Hollow, we find ourselves increasingly excited and in wonder of the surroundings of our beloved swamp.  During our daily adventures we are noticing homes and buildings that may not have been of much interest previously are now catching our eye.  It’s bigger than us, we’ve got to document these […]

Time Stands Still

Posted: 28th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We’re thrilled to take you on a quick journey today into one of the older neighborhoods in Victoria.  This area is full of old, original Victorian styled homes that are brimming with beauty and character.  While I was out and about yesterday I came across these 2 lovely old homes, and they just beckoned me […]

Developers Hit The Swamp

Posted: 27th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Today’s post finds us wandering the swamp, so to speak.  I find beauty and intrigue in some of the strangest places, and the homes we are going to showcase and highlight today definitely fall into the strange category. This particular area of our city is kind of funny.  It is full of families trying to […]

The Toad At The Paddock

Posted: 26th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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For today’s adventure, we’d love to take you on a brief tour of a few farms in the Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island BC, Canada. This valley is special because it’s flanked on one side by the mountain range that runs almost the entire length of the island in some form, and on the other […]

Last Call

Posted: 25th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Hometown
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Today’s post is utterly bittersweet for me yet again.  Today we have a large series of photos to share with everyone that showcase the Galaxy Niteclub.  My wife and I made a special trip to this site a couple of weeks ago, and spent quite the amount of time wandering around the facility to frame […]

Hoop Skirts & Drag Racing

Posted: 24th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Today we have a bonus image to share with everyone!  Let’s go back to a time where things were a lot simpler, there were no cell phones, VCR’s or even computers…  the 1950’s! This photograph was captured after my very best friend informed me it was sitting in the middle of a very nice community […]

The Toad Hangs Ten

Posted: 24th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Wow, I have to admit our swamp was hit with one very nasty flu last week.  I am very sorry for our absence during this time but am happy to report that everyone here is feeling much better and we are back at it full-time here at The Hollow again!!  We missed you all very […]

A Busy Toad Catches No Flies

Posted: 20th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Well, I’ve been home with a real bad flu all week.  Photography is an awesome hobby and pastime to have when you’re sick and I’ve had a huge backlog of images in the hopper for everyone.  Today’s post is a whopping 10 new HDR images of local architecture. These 2 images I captured on the […]

The Toad Finds Religion

Posted: 19th January 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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This is St. Francis Xavier Church, the oldest building in Mill Bay on Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.  Built in 1887 to serve the French Canadian workers, this church was built on donated land. My wife and I came across this church very late on a Sunday afternoon while we were out on a photo shoot […]