Archive for April, 2013

History is such a fickle lady, elevating certain stories to levels of yore while others are soon forgotten, lost forever in the ether of time.  History can be centered around a tale woven in the fabric of time a millennium ago, or it can share an allegory from recent times.  What factors affect those stories […]

Have I Been Forgotten?

Posted: 23rd April 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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One of the very best parts about being involved in photography is encountering a scene that leaves the visitor with many unanswered questions.  Trying to place context on such scenes adds interest and intrigue for the viewer, commonly referred to as “artistic tension” by those who subscribe to Gestalt.  Today’s post finds us taking a […]

Most everyone has heard of the fabled Studebaker car company and the exquisite cars they designed and built in the mid-century.  And many know that this brand is long gone today.  What isn’t widely known is what happened immediately after the main plant in South Bend rolled the last car off the assembly line and […]

Usually as we set out to create a new blog here at the Hollow, Mr. Toad will give me some incredibly inspirational photos and then we put our little green heads together until we put the last period at the end and call it a wrap!  But today, perhaps because it is finally Spring and suddenly […]

A Level Of Detail

Posted: 11th April 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Vette to Victoria
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Make no mistake about it, the Chevrolet Corvette is quite the car right off the assembly line.  Many owners love to personalize their cars, and the amount and type of customizations out there are limited by your imagination only.  And that’s kind of funny in a way, the Corvette isn’t a high production number car […]

Home Is Where You Hang Your Hat

Posted: 10th April 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Our first love for photography here on Vancouver Island has to be the homes that dot our landscapes.  Whether they are new, modern structures, or old, weathered and character-rich homes, they are all of interest.  In particular the older homes really tell a story, we find, one that is so quintessentially Vancouver Island.  Join us […]

Recently we were contacted by the terrific folks at Topaz Labs with a request to try out their brand new Topaz Labs Detail™ 3 Plugin for Photoshop.  Time is critical for us here at The Hollow and thus any chance we get to try out new software and techniques can be very exciting.  Any tool […]

I remember as if it were yesterday. We were all sitting in a circle on the floor at the teacher’s feet as she opened the book “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle. As she started the words “it was a dark and stormy night”, I felt chills run down my spine and from that […]

It’s been a rough week here around The Hollow as it seems that I picked up a bit of a bug.  And we’re not talking about the delicious, fly-like kind, either, we’re talking about the kind that puts a trusty toad straight into the Lily Pads where he needs to rest for a few days.  […]