Posts Tagged ‘Cowichan’

As a photographer, every once in a while you see something that catches your eye.  You hope to return later with time permitting to shoot it, and sometimes Father Time is helpful in this regard, and other times when you return the item or subject is gone.  This is particularly true when it comes to […]

It’s really hard to believe that July is here already!  With summer just around the corner in Canada, it’s time to start planning for visits to our local car shows.  The weather is getting nice on Vancouver Island, and with it comes a bevy of sightings of classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.  In […]

Imagine waking up in a beautiful character home, surrounded by the chirps of the local birds as the fresh Cowichan Valley air gently stirs in your room.  You awaken and head downstairs to where a lovely breakfast awaits you as the day begins.  All your plans for the day are yours for experiencing, as well […]

Blown Away

Posted: 8th April 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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A garage door slowly opens as the first birds of spring sing in the trees and the buds begin to burst with the signs of good weather.  The silence is abruptly broken by the sound of a small block V8 firing to life.  The birds scatter and everyone in earshot strains to see where the […]

Blue Morning

Posted: 23rd February 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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As a photographer, I am finding myself out and about much more frequently in the early mornings taking advantage of the ethereal mood and natural light that is expressed this time of day.  Each morning and evening just before the sun appears or disappears a type of light that is perfect for photography arrives, often […]

Rat Rods On Parade

Posted: 7th January 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography, The Toads At The Sportsplex
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In a world where shiny and new is predominant in our culture I always find personal joy in exploring things that are far from that.  Car shows are quite typically full of highly polished examples of hot rods and restorations, yet a new trend has been emerging the past few years that I really enjoy…  […]

The Ethereal Nature Of Winter’s Fog

Posted: 6th January 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Wisps of fog linger in the air, creating a natural light diffuser that takes much of the color out of the landscape and leaves behind an eerie and ethereal feel.  Figures come and go in the mist, playing tricks with your eyes, leaving you wondering if you really saw that shadow move or if it’s […]

Duncan Wellness Centre

Posted: 28th December 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We were recently commissioned to do a full Commercial Photography Session with the group at the Duncan Wellness Centre in our hometown of Duncan, BC, Canada.  It was a wonderful session that we enjoyed working on, and through the process we got to know the terrific people who operate the centre and learn about their […]

Home On The Range

Posted: 21st December 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Home, home on the range…  where the chickens, horses, squirrels, cows, frogs, alpacas, ducks, turkeys and countless other farm creatures play.  OK, that might not have had the greatest cadence to it, but it sure does strike a chord. As the holiday season draws near this year, Mrs. Toad and I find ourselves back at […]

The Toad And The Cat

Posted: 16th December 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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A few days a year, in the heart of winter, the days begin with a glorious fog that rolls over the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island.  This fog creates an eerie sense in the valley, both hiding and revealing vignettes at the same time, through the act of natural framing.  The landscape changes, almost by […]