Archive for October, 2012

We’ve all heard the expression before “a wolf in sheep’s clothing”.  This would mean that the wolf came to the door dressed in a demure and timid fashion in an attempt to gain the sheep’s trust and thereby turn the herd into a giant buffet.  This would be a misnomer in this case.  What we’ve […]

Sometimes we encounter a story in the city that is so profound it’s actually difficult to write about.  As the years go by the issues become more complex and tangled as people pass on, bylaws change and society continues to evolve.  Today’s story is one such story.  Today’s story features a city landmark that almost […]

Review: 8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography – Anne McKinnell

Posted: 24th October 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Review
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The world of photography is a complex maze to traverse.  So many options in both the hardware and software exist making it difficult to find your way in a busy space.  The latest eBook installment “8 Ways To Accelerate Your Photography” by Anne McKinnell sheds some light into 8 key corners that can help you […]

The River Runs Through Us All

Posted: 23rd October 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography

Our deep love for Vancouver Island is hardly a secret, and when we get a chance to participate in trying to help active conservation and stewardship practices underway, we do so with joy in our hearts.  Just this summer we discovered a catastrophe unfolding in our very own backyard.  The Cowichan River in the Cowichan […]

Looking Back

Posted: 19th October 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Island Hoppin', Photography

I find that it’s always important to stop and recognize a milestone when you encounter it.  Today’s post is all about this, as well as serving as a metaphor.  As those of you who follow us regularly know, we’ve just been featured as “Blog-of-the-month” in November 2012’s edition of Shutterbug magazine.  This enormous honor is […]

It’s an almost magical place that can capture the imagination of those who visit.  Especially if you’re a Toad who loves antique heavy duty equipment.  You could seriously get lost in here for hours on end and come back the very next day and start all over discovering the most amazing things. We’re visiting the […]

Walking Around The Show

Posted: 15th October 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Vette to Victoria
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It was the quintessential car lover’s weekend featuring a Show ‘n Shine, rally’s, auto-crosses, dinners and the company of many like-minded people.  Coordinating a typical Corvette car show is a big undertaking, but creating an itinerary for an entire weekend of activities is something I’d never seen before, and quite honestly was something that really […]

Our first love in photography here on Vancouver Island will always be our heritage architecture.  These wonderful old buildings not only form the foundation for the history of modern colonization on the island, they are also character-rich buildings that help form the feel and spirit of our cities.  As progress marches on and we see […]

Rust is a great equalizer.  Almost everything constructed of metal begins a slow march towards decay.  In some cases this marks the beginning of the end for the item in question, sometimes it means the item becomes weathered looking.  With this comes character. We’re heading back to the Metchosin Pioneer Museum today where we continue […]

Nervous new parents with feverish babies, big burly loggers with broken bones, concerned nurses tending to sick patients, doctors with furrowed brows contemplating test results.  These are just some of the faces that may have peered out from behind these windows,  looking out at the growing city as they bided their time or searching the Heavens for inspiration and meaning. Hospitals are […]