Archive for March, 2011

With much aplomb we return to our roots and first love of photography today; old historic homes on Vancouver Island.  I’ve been anxiously awaiting a chance to post these images as I truly love them all. This is a quintessential weathered Victoria home.  It has many interesting architectural elements evident to it; in this image […]

The Toad Gets Tanked

Posted: 30th March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Now, I’ll be the first one to admit here today that I am not sure these are actually tankers.  But, the title of the blog post was just so good I had to pretend at least…. This is a special shot I’ve been looking forward to for some time.  I’ve always really wanted to capture […]

Cowichan Valley Fine Arts Show

Posted: 30th March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings
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We’re one week away from the big gala! We’ve been working very hard to get ready for the big show, which starts next Wednesday night with a Gala Opening!!  Toad Hollow Photography is honored and thrilled to be an active member on the Cowichan Valley Arts Council and we will definitely be present at the […]

The Coastal Toad

Posted: 29th March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We’re definitely a little under the weather here at The Hollow the last few days.  We’re sorry we didn’t get a chance to make a new post yesterday as we usually do.  Still not feeling completely 100% but we are definitely going to try to get caught up from our absence and get back into […]

Flying Out On A Limb

Posted: 25th March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The lazy days of summer are just around the corner and who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned rope swing? Mrs. Toad and myself encountered this magical little inlet the other weekend on our adventures together.  I’ve lived on the island since 1980 (pretty tough to do considering I’m only 24 years old, or something) […]

Every Toad likes to think of his swamp as his castle.  You need more than a bunch of flies hung on the walls as trophies to decorate the place up, to make it feel homey.  Unfortunately any orders for ornaments placed at Saltair Welding & Repair Ltd. won’t be filled anytime soon. The back-roads of […]

Roots & Rocks

Posted: 23rd March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Abstract is the word of the day today here at The Hollow.  We depart from our normal and typical photography today to take a quick peek at a couple of interesting finds on the beach over the weekend.  Sometimes nature provides the most interesting art to enjoy. Most definitely something you probably won’t see everyday!  […]

As Mrs. Toad and myself hop about Vancouver Island, we encounter some really different scenes.  Today’s post showcases a very different and unique find in a little town named Chemainus.  Chemainus became famous for having reinvented itself after the collapse of the logging industry.  They did this by inviting local artists to paint murals on […]

We were originally planning on starting a new series today on the Bear Mountain Development.  Unfortunately, I got called into work all weekend and we weren’t able to complete our research for the back-story, so we will have to delay this series launch.  Fortunately we’ve got a few photos of some heritage architecture in Victoria […]

We’re back to focusing on local architecture today, and for this shoot I really wanted to do something different.  Both buildings posted today have been shot countless times at night, with breathtaking results to be sure.  At night both locations are gently lit, creating a true sensation of being back in a much older time.  […]