Whether you’re a homesick Nova Scotian, a once or future visitor to our sweet province, or a current resident, we hope you enjoy our collection of Nova Scotia photos.
It started life as a wedding present on a floppy disk in 2000, and look at it now, with its own domain, a growing collection of photos of NS, a regularly updated blog about living in Nova Scotia, a shop for Nova Scotia Books, its own Nova Scotia Gift Shop with Nova Scotia t-shirts and gifts, and photos on Google Earth. Please feel free to link to us or share this site with others.
We didn’t design the Nova Scotia Photo Album specifically to promote tourism, but we hope it will encourage you to visit the province and experience its hospitality first hand. If you’re from Nova Scotia and live elsewhere, or if you have visited, you will appreciate our year-round point of view.
I’m Heather Holm. I was born and raised in Nova Scotia. After high school I lived, studied, worked and travelled in New Brunswick, West Africa, Montreal, Europe, Mexico and Central America before returning to Nova Scotia in 1989. You can guess that I think it’s a great place to live!
I know the province well, having lived in several of its regions and visited most others for business, performance or vacations, and by car, bike, canoe and sail.
I have been running my own web design business, HolmPage Productions since way back in the 20th century.
My husband, Etienne (Steve) Sepulchre, who takes some of the photos, was raised in Africa and Belgium and lived in Thunder Bay and the Ottawa/Hull area before moving to Nova Scotia. He has a professional blog on legal and regulatory issues at RegulatoryAid.ca, a French blog on sailing at VoilePourTous.com as well as an English blog on Civil Aviation, CivAv.com.
Together we have lived in Blomidon and Kentville, and now live near Mahone Bay. Our son is also a contributor to the Nova Scotia Photo Album now. Some of our photos were taken by our friend Dennis Robinson, my mother June Maginley, and by Heike Ortscheid, a German friend who loves to visit Nova Scotia.
Nothing fancy. Some of the earlier photos were taken with a 1-megapixel Agfa digital camera. You may be able to spot some of those, but others might surprise you. Other photos were taken with my dear old Minolta SLR which has bit the dust. Most of the rest are from Kodak point-and-shoot cameras or a Kodak P880.
In January 2011 I had the temporary use of a Fujifilm FinePix S1800.
I think that the most important part of a camera is the lens, and lens quality and price are not necessarily related. Kodak lenses have given me good results for the price. The other part of taking a picture is the human eye, and there’s no price tag on that. It’s too bad they’re not making cameras anymore, though bargains can still be had.
Any of the photos on the “Nova Scotia Photo Album” web site may be used on non-commercial web sites with acknowledgment and a link back to the homepage of this web site on the same page that the photo appears. The link can be as simple as “H. Holm photo, Nova Scotia Photo Album” with a hyperlink to http://www.NovaScotiaPhotoAlbum.com. The link must be visible and legible to the naked eye.
Photos may be used on commercial web sites for illustrative purposes with the same provisions as for non-commercial use above. However, they may not be sold or transformed into an item to be sold without a contract with HolmPage Productions. If not otherwise indicated, photos were taken by and are Copyright © H. Holm.
Note that the photos on the site are low-resolution images and would not be suitable for any purpose other than internet use. If you need high-resolution images for a printed project, please contact me using the form below. I do need to charge a fee to cover the work involved in retrieving and sending the files. Not all the images on this site would be of a suitable resolution for print. So be sure you are serious before you inquire about high-resolution files. Thanks.
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