Archive for the ‘The Toad’s Musings’ Category

Adventures With Light Painting

Posted: 9th August 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Musings
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Well, as with most great things in life, adventures always start with a curious drive to see or learn something new.  We are no different, of course, and as opportunities and new techniques come to light we tend to chase them.  In today’s post we are going to discuss a new light painting technique we […]

Seeking Rusty Beauties Today’s post is a bit different from what we usually post here at The Hollow, so please bear with us.  We are extending a plea for help here today as we are actively seeking rusty beauties on Vancouver Island.  We have a very exclusive client who is a private collector of our […]

The History of Photography

Posted: 31st December 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings
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As 2014 draws to a close and 2015 is upon us it’s time to reflect on the events that brought us all here today.  Many artists at this time of year compile a Top 10 Photographs list as in introspective look at the past year.  For us, this reflection goes back much further, back to […]

Away From The Desk

Posted: 15th September 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings

Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to pop by here today.  We’ve been getting queries from all over the world as to our whereabouts the last few days and thought we’d make a brief blog post here to explain. Mrs. Toad was injured earlier this week and I have been focused primarily on her […]

We’ve done two previous blog posts on Victoria’s iconic Chinatown district, and tonight we’ve got a follow-up story to share.  Our previous blogs “Beijing Toad” and “A Town Within The City” discuss the heritage and history of the area in quite some depth, so you may wish to visit those posts. This is Fan Tan […]

We’ve got a couple of bonus posts for our blog in terms of updates to previous stories.  Tonight we are going to revisit the Holiday Court Motel, which is now nearing its final days and it would seem is in the middle of a minor political kerfuffle.  Please see our previous post ““Holiday Court Motel” […]

A Toad’s Portrait

Posted: 11th August 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toad's Musings
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This is an extra post we’re running today on our blog due to a change that had to occur in our presence over at Google+.  We’ve set ourselves up over there and have started to form some really meaningful relationships with folks and due to Google’s Terms of Use, it appears that they are deleting […]

A Toad’s Life

Posted: 7th August 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings
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We recently saw an article on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company) talking about the really wonderful thing local folks who care about nature and our wildlife are doing to preserve this.  Given that we’re Toads ourselves, it only seemed appropriate to share this with a wider audience. “‘Toad blocks’ shut down B.C. roads for migration” tells […]

Quiet At The Hollow

Posted: 1st August 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in The Toad's Musings
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Hi there everyone!  We thought we’d do up a quick blog post today to explain why everything is so quiet around The Hollow here the beginning of this week.  Yours truly, The Toad here, has actually sort of taken a few extra days off here this week.  But, it’s not all just about lying around […]

Review: Everimaging HDR Photo Pro

Posted: 19th July 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Review, The Toad's Musings
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We were recently contacted by Everimaging Ltd. to evaluate their HDR bracket merging and tone mapping software, HDR Photo Pro. HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography involves taking 3 or more bracket photographs at varying exposure offsets (EV) and merging them, using complex software algorithms to blend the frames. This is intended to create an image […]