Posts Tagged ‘Barn’

Spring In The Valley

Posted: 1st May 2017 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Spring has finally sprung here on the west coast of Canada after a really long and cold winter.  I’ve lived here since 1980 and to be quite honest, this was one of the worst ones I can recall.  As with all things in life, once the snow finally disappeared and signs began to emerge that […]

It would seem that the good folks over at Topaz Labs never seem to sleep.  They are constantly enhancing and updating their current set of tools, and in all cases these advancements produce incredible results that make it easy for us photographers to create great images, easily.  In today’s fast paced world, we find it […]

When you think of the words “old” and “charm” do you think of Vancouver Island?  Not many people do, to be honest.  We’re located on the very westerly coast of Canada, with the next stop from here being basically Russia and China off our shores.  The west coast of Canada has only been colonized for […]

A Barn Like No Other

Posted: 4th July 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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What is it about old barns that captures our minds and attention?  Is it the juxtaposition of a man-made wooden structure standing in what is typically a field?  Is it the longing for times past, a connection with the physical work we do and it’s importance in our survival?  These days some of these elements […]

Greet The Morning

Posted: 27th January 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The morning shadows are long this time of year.  Frost is a frequent visitor, often taking hours to dissipate, especially in areas that are shaded.  The tone of the natural light also takes on a different feel, creating landscapes that are distinctly Canadian and distinctly winter.  People are often amazed to learn that we hardly […]

The Red Barn

Posted: 27th December 2013 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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The first snow of the season heralds in a sense of excitement here on Vancouver Island.  Snow doesn’t come every year, much to the surprise of locals and folks who ponder a snowless Canadian winter.  Turn on the TV in Canada and pretty much the entire country is experiencing sub-zero temperatures and thick coats of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Minutes Peace

Posted: 10th February 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I need five minutes of peace and serenity today.  The last little while has been a bit of a whirlwind around these parts, basically both Mrs. Toad and myself are working around the clock.  But, it’s all good, we’re working on our future and that will most definitely include us returning to photography full-time once […]

A Barn By The Lake

Posted: 16th January 2012 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Life on the West Coast of Canada is absolutely distinctive.  Even with our history only going back a little more than 100 years we’ve still managed to create a lifestyle that is unique, and this is mirrored back in our surroundings and architecture.  We love Vancouver Island with all our heart, and we truly love […]