Archive | April 2012

Olympic Glow

Sunset on the Olympic Mountain Range.

Seattle, Washington

Sony NEX 5N+ Canon EF 70-200/f2.8L IS USM II

 3-Exposure HDR, Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS5, onOne Perfect Effects, Topaz Adjust.


Top Bridge Crossing


We’re heading out on an adventure here to the Top Bridge Crossing, located just outside Parksville, BC, Canada. Hidden deep in the forest, this incredible suspension bridge is really a remarkable structure. Today’s post finds us exploring the bridge and it’s immediate surroundings.  Please feel free to visit our blog “Top Bridge Crossing” to see all 11 new HDR images and to read the story behind them and this incredible structure.

Cottage by sunset

This is a cottage in Seurasaari island area in Helsinki, Finland. I think somebody might live or at least have lived there. We were photographing right on time: sun was setting nicely behind the trees and the house giving a yellow glow. Also clouds were special: they looked like smoke.

See more of HDR photos from Helsinki.


Haunted Inn On The Beach


Once again we’re back to our roots here at The Hollow today, looking at the Qualicum Heritage Inn. This inn was originally built in 1935 as a boys school and in the 1970′s was sold and turned into the inn we see today. In 2008, it was then sold to a development group and as we understand things a large condominium project is slated to begin here soon. And, did we mention the place is haunted?

Please feel free to visit our blog “Haunted Inn On The Beach” to see all 4 new HDR images, and to read the fascinating story behind them and this historic location.


This rainbow was seen at rapids in northern Helsinki. Many Helsinkians spend their spare time walking, jogging and just hanging in the area so supposedly many saw the rainbow. There was no pot of gold though.

See also more HDR photos from Helsinki.


Waiting On A Train


Historic steam locomotives embody romance. There is just something that can’t quite be explained about the magic to traveling the country in this manner. Here on Vancouver Island the trains were paramount to helping settle the area, shuttling goods and people up and down this large island as the areas grew. Today we’re taking a look at one of our 100 year old heritage stations, Qualicum Beach Train Station.  Please feel free to visit our blog “Waiting On A Train” for the story behind the photos.