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July 15, 2010

New Photo Assignment Time!

Filed under: Photo assignments,Travel — Karma @ 10:26 am
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It is time for another photo assignment over at Scott’s place!  I love photo assignments.  I love the creativity involved in coming up with the shots, and I love seeing what everyone comes up with.  This time, Scott has generously given us almost two months to get our assignment done, even longer if you consider the early hints he’s given us along the way, beginning with a sneak-peek when he recapped May’s exposure assignment.  The new assignment is a travel photo essay.  He didn’t want anyone to worry when they heard the word “essay” since our common enthusiasm is photography, so he followed up with a post explaining exactly what was meant by photo essay and has included some great links for inspiration on the assignment page.

When I first saw that it was going to be a travel photo essay, I lamented that I didn’t have any exotic travel locales in my foreseeable future.  The last time I actually boarded a plane was 5 years ago when we took the girls to Disney World.

(Goofies at Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival)
Since then, my travel has been limited to the New England/ New York area.  Not that I haven’t had some fun destinations and photo opportunities!

Back when Shrew was actively blogging, Jennifer, Renae and I joined her for a beautiful time in Newport, RI:

(L to R: Shrew, Renae, Jennifer)

Mason, NH has become a regular destination for Jennifer, Renae and I as well.  We try to go a couple times a year to a lovely little place hidden away in the woods called Pickity Place where you will enjoy a wonderful luncheon made from the freshest ingredients, many grown right there in their gardens.

(The gift shop at Pickity Place decorated for autumn)

New York City has also become a fairly regular travel destination for me.  For the last few years, a bus trip to NYC for the day has been arranged for a very reasonable price through my work.  I’ve taken advantage each year it has been offered.
Central Park, NYC

(Central Park as viewed from the top of Rockefeller Center)

Of course, Cape Cod, a mere two hours away, is fairly regular destination.  My mom lives there, so my sister, girls and I make regular visits.  Hubby and I have the anniversary trip as well.

(Race Point Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA)

Mystic, CT was another fairly local destination I had the opportunity to enjoy recently.

(Sailboat docked in Mystic Harbor)

I’ll be doing my travel assignment for Scott when I go on vacation with my family in August for our annual week at the beach in Maine.  When we were children, virtually every summer our parents took us on vacation to Maine.  For many years, we went to Hills Beach in Biddeford, Maine, a little known gem of a quiet vacation place.  When condos started taking over the cute little cottages we used to rent, my parents started looking for places on Cape Cod instead.  After many years of taking my family to Cape Cod for our summer vacation, I yearned to return to the place of my youth, and started searching the internet for the possibility of finding a cute little cottage on that beach, and I was lucky enough to find a tiny place with this for the view:

Unfortunately, this sweet little place has gotten uncomfortably small for my daughters who had to sleep in a tiny loft.  Fortunately, I found a place for this year’s vacation just a few houses away that was still within our vacation budget.  I can’t wait to see what I will gather for this assignment with my new camera!  I’m looking forward to seeing what all of you will come up with as well!


  1. Nice photos… Love the New England coast. I lived in Rhode Island years ago. It’s nice to see some familiar places.

    Comment by Emily Gooch — July 15, 2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for stopping by Emily. I’ll have more New England coast pictures to show at the end of August!

      Comment by Karma — July 16, 2010 @ 5:21 pm | Reply

  2. This is enough to make me want to go there… and regret that we didn’t enjoy any top-of-building views when we were in NYC last year.
    My sister-in-law LOVES Maine, but they go to the lakes rather than the coast.

    Comment by thedailyclick — July 15, 2010 @ 6:53 pm | Reply

    • I’ve heard that getting to the top of the Empire State Building is a terrible hassle; Jennifer and I really enjoyed the “top of the Rock” experience. Maybe you should come on up to the northeast for your next vacation Michaela! Tracy, Scott, Danielle and I are really within hours of each other.

      Comment by Karma — July 16, 2010 @ 5:24 pm | Reply

  3. I’ve been to Disney and Cape Cod. Last time I was in Maine was when I was 10 so seeing it again through your viewfinder will be fun. Just wish I could share a lobster with ya!

    Thank you for the links and helping to promote the assignment. Don’t be shy, folks! It is a lot of fun to participate and to visit everyone’s blogs.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 16, 2010 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

    • Hee, Hee – “I’ve been to Disney” That’s GOT to be the understatement of the decade! 😉

      Comment by karma — July 16, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

  4. I’m looking forward to seeing Maine. I’ve never been there. It’s on my list of places I want to visit. It will be fun to see it through your eyes/camera.

    Comment by Robin — July 16, 2010 @ 4:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin! I hope I don’t disappoint! Have my fingers and toes crossed for nice weather so I can get out there and shoot til my heart’s content. Wonder if the 4GB memory card is going to be big enough? 😉

      Comment by Karma — July 16, 2010 @ 5:25 pm | Reply

  5. I’ve been to Disney too, twice actually, but then it is slightly further to travel there from my house than it is from yours… lol… but what a great time we had… 2 months for an assignment eh, well I can’t wait to see what you come up with now…

    Comment by FS Photography — July 17, 2010 @ 6:29 am | Reply

    • Plenty of time for you to jump in on Scott’s assignment too, Brian! I’d love to see a photo essay of Kent.

      Comment by Karma — July 17, 2010 @ 8:40 am | Reply

  6. My Mom and sister, who live in NH, love Pickity Place and have been trying to get me to go with them for years but the timing is never right. I drool over their online menu and would love to visit their gift shop.

    Comment by cggrlogan — July 17, 2010 @ 10:53 pm | Reply

    • Oh you should definitely make the time to go! It is worth it! In fact, I’m heading to Pickity on Saturday! 😀

      Comment by Karma — July 18, 2010 @ 10:10 am | Reply

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