Posts Tagged ‘Weathered’

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 […]

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 […]

Quiescent Possibilities

Posted: 20th May 2015 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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It is often said that one man’s garbage is another man’s gold.  For some people a scene like this appears to hold something that is better left to the auto wreckers.  Other people, like me, see an endless sea of possibility. Whether you are a purist at heart and can only imagine this gem restored […]

If you stand still enough, you can almost hear the whistle of the rolling train in the distance.  It’s one of those things; history trying to reach across the divide of time to leave an imprint on the now.  In this post we are continuing our running photoblog series “Ladysmith Train Station & Railway Museum” […]

Our avid love of photography finds us with some rather strange obsessions.  One of them has to be the natural effects and appearance of rusty things.  The textures and details you can find with such objects represents the tireless work of time and nature against the man-made metals of our generation.  One of our very […]

Today Cole Island is inhabited by only the whispers of those who came before.  It now stands as a very important link to our heritage here on Vancouver Island under the watchful eye of the Provincial Government’s Heritage Branch and a local group of local people who have formed a community called the “Friends of […]

Our love for everything rusty runs from the sublime to the surreal at times, driving us onward, forever searching for that next abandoned or forgotten artifact to explore with our lens.  A while back, the lovely Mrs. Toad happened to come across the Ladysmith Train Station and Railway Museum and told me all about it.  […]

Order Up!

Posted: 30th April 2014 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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I can’t find much information online about this place, and the brief bit I did find seems to indicate that this roadside restaurant is closed permanently.  If true, this is likely a direct result of the economy.  For those who follow us regularly here at The Hollow, you already know of my love for textures, […]

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 […]

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 […]