Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

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 […]

We’ve talked about the incredible natural beauty that is found at Qualicum Beach many times before, and as fall slowly gives way to winter and the crowds fade the town takes on a personal and intimate feel.  You can stroll the sidewalks and beaches in relative privacy, taking in all the best the area has […]

Fisgard Lighthouse is a special place on the southern end of Vancouver Island, and is a place we like to visit as often as we can during the course of a year.  Its personality changes with the seasons and the weather, and the angles from which you can view it create fresh and distinct compositions.  […]

We’ve all heard about the Seven Wonders of the World, a list of places and things that are true marvels in every sense of the word.  Sometimes a wonder can actually be right in your own backyard, no matter if it lives on a list somewhere or not.  We have one such wonder of our […]

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 […]

It has been five years since last we featured the incredible Kinsol Trestle here at The Hollow, and quite honestly I can’t think why.  This massive wood structure forms a very important part of our history, as is evidenced by the cost and effort the community has gone through to completely restore it.  At one […]

Enchanted

Posted: 12th September 2016 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Enchantment comes in many forms, it can be found in the mundane and it can be found in the magical.  There is a spot on Vancouver Island called Fairy Lake, just outside of Port Renfrew on the west coast that has such magic.  In it is a tree unlike any other I have ever seen, […]

We awoke in Telegraph Cove very early in the morning, anticipating what lay ahead for us.  This day had been in the plans for months on end, and in some ways it felt strange to find ourselves readying for the adventure that was about to unfold.  We knew that we would be moved beyond our […]

Ah, the smell of the ocean breezes, the sounds of lapping waves against the shores as gulls cry in the distance…  sights and sounds that bring an instant sense of tranquility and peace to all.  It’s truly hard to beat the feeling you get while visiting the shore and experiencing all the ambience it has […]

Island living has many perks.  The landscape and oceanscape changes by the hour, revealing new vignettes as the hands of time march along.  Summer is now upon us, and with it comes bright, sunny days that showcase the island and the communities that dot the shores.