Book Review and Contest: Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Book Reviews, Destinations, Nova Scotia, Travel Photo Thursday | 33 comments

We’re reviewing and featuring Melissa Fillmore’s new photography book Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons, and enter our contest for a chance to your own print copy of this gorgeous book. Welcome to week 369 (5/17/2018) of Travel Photo Thursday. If you missed last week, check it out here.

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Scroll to the bottom of this post to read the contest rules and how you can enter. You don’t need to link-up to enter, although I hope you do.

The title is exactly what the book is all about. Each section begins with a brief introduction to the season and how that season unfolds in our wee town of Annapolis Royal. The photographer behind the book is Melissa Fillmore, a local business person here in town. The photography was a collaborative effort, and you’ll find the names and the contact details of each photographer at the back of the book. Last year, Melissa pitched here idea to Awesome Annapolis. The group holds several pitch-nights throughout the year, and the winner receives a $1000.00 dollars to help get their idea/project off the ground. Brilliant concept, don’t you think?

Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

From the back cover:

“Annapolis Royal is a picturesque town in Nova Scotia, Canada, with a population of approximately 500. It’s a community filled with the richness of history, art, people, and culture. Within these pages are images captured through the lenses of local photographers who desire to share the special beauty of a town they call home.”

Here’s a peek inside the book. I chose Spring since we’re enjoying spring weather and flowers in Annapolis Royal right now.

Annapolis Royal Through the Seasons

 

If you’d like a copy of the book to call your own, enter our CONTEST. You DON”T have to link-up to enter. Here are the rules.

Contest Rules for those who Link-Up this week:

  • Add your link to the link-up. Be sure to add a link to Budget Travelers Sandbox in your post.
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Follow Budget Travelers Sandbox on Facebook. (Click here)

Contestants who link-up receive two entries.

Contest Rules for those who don’t Link-Up, but want a chance to win a copy of the book. 

  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Follow Budget Travelers Sandbox on Facebook (Click here)

Contestants who do not link-up will receive one entry.

I will personally mail the book to wherever you are in the world. The draw will take place on Thursday, May 31st.

Please note: I purchased the book for this contest, and I am not receiving any compensation from the author. I simply like the book, and I want to promote it.

This contest is low-tech. I’ll copy the names, and put them in a hat (or something) and pick a name on May 31st. To keep it honest, I’ll try and do the draw via Facebook Live. Stay tuned!!

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Please welcome our co-host this week: Rachel from Rachel’s Ruminations

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This is the 369th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here. 



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33 Comments

  1. What a gorgeous book!!

    • Hi Lydia. It really is lovely. I think Melissa did a wonderful job with the layout, and the photos show-off the town.

    • Hi Lydia. I agree. The author has done a lovely job.

  2. The book looks lovely. I like the symmetry of the cover photo. The pitch night concept sounds great.

    • Hi Rhonda. The pitch night is a lot of fun. People present some excellent ideas.

    • Hi Rhonda. Pitch nights are a lot of fun. The ideas people come up with are well thought out, and it’s hard to pick just one project to win the $1000.

  3. This looks like a very beautiful book, and it is nice that it promotes local photographers.

    • Hi Pat. Yes, it’s nice that the content comes from local photographers.

    • Hi Pat. We like to support our local artists in Annapolis Royal.

  4. This looks like a fantastic book. What a great way to showcase local talent and the beauty of your small but photogenic town.

    • Hi Mary. It really is! There’s a lot of talent in Annapolis Royal.

    • Hi Mary. It really is. EVery photo is perfect.

  5. This looks interesting! Would love to have this book.

    • Hi Jennifer. Please be sure to enter the contest. You might win a copy. All you need to do now (if you haven’t already) is like the Budget Travelers Sandbox page on Facebook.

  6. This looks like a lovely book about a lovely place. I love photo books that really bring a location to life. I often get one for destinations we’re about to go to, just to get excited about going!

    • I agree. Photo books always get my imagination working overtime. If you want a chance to win a copy, be sure to go to Facebook and like the Budget Travelers Sandbox page.

  7. My favorite kind of book! I would love to be transported through all those beautiful photos.

    • Hi Cassie. The book showcases our town perfectly.

  8. This looks like a great book with very inspiring photographs. I love events showcasing local artists!

    • Hi Jules. We have many local artists here in Annapolis Royal. It’s not uncommon to have several gallery shows opening every month.

  9. I love books and I read a lot, but I’ve never heard of this one. I need to search for it, I want to read it 😀

    • Hi Nives. It’s very new; published last month. If you want to enter the contest for a chance to win a copy, be sure to go Facebook and like the Budget Travelers Sandbox page.

  10. I am not much of a reader, but this book seems to be interesting. I like the idea of entering the contest to get a free book though.

    • Hi Shreya. I will enter you in the contest. Please be sure to like the Budget Travelers Page on Facebook. The link is in the post above.

  11. This looks incredible – what a special way of looking at landscapes. Never heard of her before – thanx for the introduction.

    • Hi Reneta

      I’m happy to read that you liked the sneak peak of the book.

      If you want to enter the contest to win a copy, please remember to like my Facebook page. The link is in the post above.

  12. This looks like a book with pictures. I only read books with pictures.
    Well, yea, I like photos printed, but the text I prefer reading on a tablet.

    • Hi Alexander. Yes, it is a photography book.

      If you want a chance to win a copy, please like the Budget Travelers Sandbox page on Facebook. The link is in the post above.

  13. The book looks lovely. The sneak peek into the book shows that it is going to a be good photography book. Would love to have the book!

    • Hi Amrita. If you want a chance to win your own copy, please be sure to like the Budget Travelers Sandbox Facebook page. You’ll find the link in the post above.

  14. This photo book looks beautiful – it would make a lovely addition to my bookshelf 😉 x

    • Hi Becca. You could be the lucky winner. Please remember to go directly to the Budget Travelers Sandbox Facebook page and like the page. You can find the link in the post.

  15. What a lovely book! And it is so nice that it showcases local talent.

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