Archive for June, 2013

Summer Sale At Topaz Labs

Posted: 30th June 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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If you’ve been waiting for a sale at Topaz Labs to jump in and get their complete bundle of plugins, wait no more!  These incredible plugins offer unprecedented value for the photographer, making it easy to create images that are stunning.  We use them all in various forms during our post-processing, and we can honestly […]

There are many reasons why we love Vancouver Island so much.  It’s home to the most glorious oceanfront and beaches, mountains, history and heritage, and of course some really great architecture that expresses the true character of west coast living.  And barns.  I love barns.  Especially old weathered barns.  As we have mentioned before, one […]

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and when we were asked recently to join in on the Parksville Qualicum Beach QR Code Road Rally 2013 we literally hopped at the chance.  Those who follow us regularly know well of our deep love and affinity for Vancouver Island, and we look for any excuse to […]

It’s time again to rustle your hair in the wind as we head back to the 2012 “Vette to Victoria” event hosted by the Victoria Corvette Club last year.  It was a real highlight of our year to have a chance to join in on the fun over the long weekend as people from all […]

Vancouver Island is a multifaceted place full of character, whimsy and even a bit of intrigue.  The little community of Coombs is a great example of this, full of things you just won’t see on a regular day.  Mrs. Toad’s latest blog post “A Lovely Day For A Motorcar Ride” takes us along as she […]

The birds are singing, the sky is blue, the long-awaited warmth of the sun shines brightly on our faces allowing our cheeks to melt into large, toothy grins that had been previously lost to the cold of autumn and the very necessary activity of shivering.   Winter-weary souls yawn and stretch as they suddenly find themselves drawn toward the light, barbeque forks fully in […]

Is is often said that it takes a village to raise a child.  In this case it took some very special children to create a village.  The stories found in this wonderful Vancouver Island community are varied, with some being sad while others were very happy.  Life on Fairbridge Farm couldn’t have been easy, thousands […]

Shut The Barn Door!

Posted: 3rd June 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Spring has finally sprung here on Vancouver Island, and as such you will find Mrs. Toad and I scurrying up and down the island capturing some iconic moments to share with everyone.  With a bright, vivid blue sky above us and some of the finest landscapes under our feet, we found ourselves on the back-roads […]