Posts Tagged ‘Landscape’

Vancouver Island is widely known as an important part of the global ecosystem with rainforests, incredible mountain ranges and ocean vistas that are truly breathtaking.  There are countless destinations to explore, each revealing features of the island that are unique and wonderful in their own right.  One of our very favorite places to adventure in […]

Today’s story is one that has taken us well over 3 years to bring to you, one that has had a profound effect on the way we see the world around us, and in a larger context one that has made us appreciate our rich heritage here on Vancouver Island that much more.  This is […]

The vibrant colors of spring are always a harbinger of the pending season.  With warmer temperatures just around the corner, life is found to be springing forth from everywhere.  Today we are heading back to one of our very favorite treasures in the Cowichan Valley St. Peter’s Quamichan Anglican Church as the beautiful spring flowers […]

Sweet Desolation

Posted: 6th March 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Vancouver Island is a finger of land located just a few miles off the west coast of Canada.  Separated from the mainland of BC and Washington State in the US by a series of straits, the island itself is largely unpopulated with huge tracts of land having never had the opportunity to bear witness to […]

The Last Breath Of Father Winter

Posted: 26th February 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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We find ourselves once again under a canopy of snow as Father Winter takes his final breath for this year.  A large storm system passed through Vancouver Island this weekend leaving behind a snow landscape that reveals vignettes expressing the wonderful character of the island we love so much and call home to. The combination […]

Reaching For The Heavens

Posted: 31st January 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Most folks who think of Vancouver Island think of our beautiful beaches and shores.  You’re never far from the Pacific Ocean here wherever you may be on the island.  Even so, this is hardly the sole feature of the island.  With an adventurous spirit you can also find some of the most incredible forests with […]

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 Picturesque Victoria Harbor The picturesque Victoria Harbor is an amazing place to visit.  Photography opportunities are found everywhere with a great mix of things nautical sitting against a backdrop of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the mountains in the distance.  In some cases, the best way to express a certain vision in terms of […]

We try to keep a pretty low profile here at Toad Hollow in regards to politically charged subjects.  When it comes to opinions on matters of politics, we believe that just like a nose everybody has one.  With our deeply rooted love for Fine Art and all that Vancouver Island has to offer it seems […]

This is a place I am drawn to, like a moth to a flame.  Each visit reveals new vignettes, new little stories featured in a way I didn’t notice before.  Either that, or somehow it’s changed.  This is a place that captures and reflects light in unique ways.   Each season, each time of day […]