Archive for August, 2013

A Shot Into The Rough

Posted: 30th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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There’s just something haunting about amusement parks that are left forlorn for long periods of time.  It’s as if the screams of the children that once filled the park with sounds of joy have become the haunting sounds of that which is forgotten, only audible to those who stand in the quiet to take it […]

Topaz ReStyle Review

Posted: 29th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, Review
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Introduction When Topaz Labs releases a new software plug-in, we can’t wait to try it out.  Their tools are consistently comprehensive and powerful with intuitive interfaces that allow you to get right to the business of post-processing.  The latest addition to the collection of plug-ins is called Topaz ReStyle and it keeps up with this […]

Stepping through the gates is like stepping back in time, a simpler time, one where challenges created the rewards of starting a new life in a new country.  Ross Bay Villa represents this time as one of the few remaining original homes built during colonization of Victoria in the mid 1800’s.  We can think of […]

The Wilde One

Posted: 27th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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Personalities come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they even come wrapped in some of the most beautiful sheet metal you’ve ever seen.  When Mrs. Toad and I meandered our way into the Beverly Corners Show and Shine 2013 this summer, we came across one such character…  one with a terrific history and a […]

Black Lightning

Posted: 19th August 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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I love cars.  Yep, I know, this is a total shock and surprise to many of you, but it’s true.  I love them all.  Some of them really stand out to me more than others, almost always due to some strange connection I have with them from a youth spent under the hood.  At one […]

Many who know me know that I am young at heart, and that this constant desire to never grow up sometimes takes me on journeys of whimsical recollection as I immerse myself in a setting that was important in my youth.  I do this frequently and I can honestly say that Mrs. Toad puts up […]

The wonderful character found inside an old chapel makes for the perfect setting to host a wedding.  Rich warmth in the tones from the wood paneling creates a sense of luxury and the decorations add a touch of grace and elegance.  In a few hours, two people will stand face-to-face and express their heartfelt love […]