Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

July 24, 2012

Photo Hunt Inspiration and Early Announcement

Provincetown Harbor

I wasn’t even sure I was going to do a photo hunt for August, when WHAM, inspiration struck.  I know it isn’t August yet, but this post needed to be written while the inspiration was with me, and I started thinking that a little heads up on this one could probably be helpful.

Let me back up and explain my inspiration.  I was over at Dawn’s blog this morning and I read this post.  She referred to Point Pelee in Canada as “the end of the earth.”  I immediately thought of the area that I have always thought of as “the end of the earth” – Provincetown, Massachuesetts.  It is the very tip of Cape Cod sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean.  That got me thinking about geography and whether there is a place that other people consider “the end of the earth” and wouldn’t that be a cool thing for a photo hunt?

Sure it would, but that might not make it easy for a lot of folks to participate in a photo hunt – and that of course is what I like best about photo hunts, having lots of participation.  So how could I tweak this “end of the earth” idea to fit a photo hunt?

Here’s what I’ve come up with.  Show me the place that is “the end of the earth” for you OR show me some of the “extremes” of your city, town, area, state, province or favorite vacation spot.  Take a photo at the highest spot, the lowest spot, the northernmost, southernmost, westernmost or easternmost point.  If you can think of another “extreme” that I haven’t included here, please share it in the comments.  You choose how many photos you would like to share.

Because of the nature of this assignment and the fact that you may have already traveled to somewhere that you’d like to feature for your photo hunt, please feel free to use archived photos for your post.  Assignment due date will be the very end of August, Friday the 31st.  As usual, leave me the link to your post in the comments of this post. I should be able to get the round up posted over Labor Day weekend.

I’d love to have lots of participation in this assignment, so if you’d do me the favor of helping to spread the word I’d be very appreciative!

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48 Comments »

  1. What a fun challenge. I’ll be interested to see the places people come up with.

    Comment by sybil — July 24, 2012 @ 9:57 am | Reply

    • I hope you’ll take part too, Sybil. I’ll bet there’s some interesting places you could photograph in your area.

      Comment by Karma — July 25, 2012 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  2. This should be very interesting. Thanks for letting us post photos previously taken as I have a couple I can think of but I’m definitely not going to see these places again … especially before the end of August! 🙂

    Comment by Lynne Ayers — July 24, 2012 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  3. Oh fun! I have a couple of photos previously taken in mind, and I will think about this post every photo opportunity for the next month.

    Comment by Carol — July 24, 2012 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

    • Cool, Carol. I’ll look forward to it.

      Comment by Karma — July 25, 2012 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  4. Oh, I think I have something coming up which will fit right in with this idea which, by the way, is a very inspirational one.

    Ah, Provincetown, only been there once and that was so long ago. A true Ends of the Earth view.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 24, 2012 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Scott. I think it is going to be really neat to see what people choose to photograph.
      That Provincetown shot was taken from the top of Pilgrim Monument. I haven’t been out that way for a few years, and I do have a hankering to go back.

      Comment by Karma — July 25, 2012 @ 8:29 am | Reply

      • I found a few archived photos. I am going to try and find a couple of new locations next week. Wish me luck!

        Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — July 27, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

  5. […] Karen at The When I Feel Like It Blog has announced a new photo hunt. […]

    Pingback by Photo Hunt: End of the Earth | Beyond the Brush — July 24, 2012 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  6. LOVE this one, Karma! I have lots of photos to choose from for this, but will continue to think about the extremes of where I live. This will be fun. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — July 24, 2012 @ 6:47 pm | Reply

    • Yay! I’m glad you like the idea. People seem to be getting into this one pretty quickly!

      Comment by Karma — July 25, 2012 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  7. Hmmmm….now how unfair is it that you got your inspiration from ME and I don’t know how I’m going to approach this! 🙂 I have lots of places I’ve been that seem like the end of the earth, last weekend included…but since I won’t be near any of those, and I like to try something new…I’ll think about what the extreme place might be right here at home…I think. You are on crafty challenge designer! Thanks for doing that!

    Comment by Dawn — July 24, 2012 @ 9:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the inspiration, Dawn. Funny how one little phrase can turn into something else. Since I was a kid I remember thinking of Provincetown as the end of the earth, so I think it will be very cool to see other “ends”!

      Comment by Karma — July 25, 2012 @ 8:31 am | Reply

  8. All fixed. I think! 🙂

    Comment by Dawn — July 29, 2012 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  9. What a good idea for a photo hunt, Karma. I may already have a photo that illustrates…although Michaela may have seen it and will use it for her own. This may involve a search in the photos. We’ll see. A really good idea, though!

    Comment by Kathy — July 29, 2012 @ 1:03 pm | Reply

    • Great, Kathy! I’d love to see what you come up with. I think Michaela is taking a blogging break, so she probably won’t use the photo you are thinking of unless it involves her little friend Trevor!

      Comment by Karma — July 30, 2012 @ 8:09 am | Reply

  10. […] our family vacation to Maine comes up in less than 2 weeks.  And don’t forget – the “Ends of the Earth” photo hunt is in August too. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. Leave a […]

    Pingback by As Summer Wears On « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — July 30, 2012 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  11. […] went out Sunday to see if I could find the end of the earth for Karma’s photo challenge without being anywhere near a big body of water.  Didn’t find the perfect […]

    Pingback by DIdn’t find the end of the earth. | Dawn King — July 31, 2012 @ 5:54 am | Reply

  12. […] in a location which made you feel like you were the last person on Earth?  Such is the premise of Karma’s August Photo Hunt this month. Standing on the shore of Lake Ontario after sunset can give you the feeling of being […]

    Pingback by Last Person on Earth | Views Infinitum — August 3, 2012 @ 6:31 am | Reply

  13. […] is my first post in the month of August so it seems like a good time to remind you about the August Ends of the Earth Photo Hunt.  Please pop over and have a peek if you haven’t already. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike […]

    Pingback by Halo and Hummingbird « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — August 4, 2012 @ 10:14 am | Reply

  14. Karma, I’m learning that if I don’t do it right away, I totally forget. Hence, here is my entry: http://www.crittersnus.blogspot.ca/2012/08/the-end-of-earth.html Thanks for the challenge, it really got me thinking.

    Comment by sybil — August 6, 2012 @ 8:35 pm | Reply

  15. Ditto what Sybil said– best do it while I have some photos in mind. Turns out I had a lot in mind/archives. http://dogblog.finchester.org/2012/08/the-end-of-world.html. Fun!

    Comment by tajmutthalll — August 16, 2012 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  16. Merci de cette bonne idée, Karma, I am working on it 😉

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 17, 2012 @ 5:11 pm | Reply

  17. […] How about  photo assignement  this month ? Here is one proposed by Karen at https://karmardav.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/photo-hunt-inspiration-and-early-announcement/ […]

    Pingback by End of the earth – Photo hunt « Isathreadsoflife's Blog — August 20, 2012 @ 2:43 am | Reply

  18. Hello Karen, here is my contribution to your photo hunt this month. I enjoy the theme, thank you.
    http://isathreadsoflife.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/end-of-the-earth-photo-hunt/

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 20, 2012 @ 2:48 am | Reply

  19. […] Before the bookstore event husband and I traveled up to the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula looking for the ends of the earth for Karma’s August photo hunt. […]

    Pingback by The reason for the trip | Dawn King — August 21, 2012 @ 6:11 am | Reply

  20. […] want to thank Isa for inspiring me to make this post. Her contribution to the Karma’s Assignment “End of the earth” led me to Karma’s blog. Maybe you also want to participate, dear […]

    Pingback by End of the earth « Truels' Blog — August 25, 2012 @ 4:08 pm | Reply

  21. Hello Karen! Isathreadoflife inspired me to participate in this assignment!:
    http://truels.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/end-of-the-earth/

    Comment by Truels — August 25, 2012 @ 4:12 pm | Reply

  22. […] For her August photo hunt, Karma asks us to show her the “end of the earth” or what we think of as the end of the earth.  I know some of you have seen the above photo in the past, but I hauled it out again because to me, this truly was the first time I looked at a scene as the end of the earth.  It is a place where earth and sky meet, and although I know you can go much higher than this and still remain on earth, it was the highest I’ve ever been and still had my feet firmly placed on terra firma.  (Well, maybe not as firmly as I’d like to think since the Rocky Mountain high due to altitude was making me feel lightheaded and floaty.) […]

    Pingback by Karma’s Photo Hunt: End of the earth « Life in the Bogs — August 28, 2012 @ 4:01 pm | Reply

  23. […] over there at Karma’s When I Feel Like It Blog, sometimes tempts us with photo hunts.  I’m usually not participating in photo hunts these […]

    Pingback by The last place on earth, honest « Lake Superior Spirit — August 28, 2012 @ 6:57 pm | Reply

    • I was just coming over here to tell you that I have an entry to your photo hunt, Ms. Karma! You lured me with your topic. 🙂

      Comment by Kathy — August 28, 2012 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  24. I almost forgot to come over and give you the link to mine:

    http://bogsofohio.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/karmas-photo-hunt-end-of-the-earth/

    Comment by Robin — August 28, 2012 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

  25. […] Karma’s latest Photo Hunt involved some imagination and opening up of one’s mind to… […]

    Pingback by Dimension of Mind | Views Infinitum — August 29, 2012 @ 6:32 am | Reply

  26. I may have gone a bit too far with this one. 🙂 Hope you like it.

    http://viewsinfinitum.com/2012/08/29/dimension-of-mind/

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 29, 2012 @ 6:36 am | Reply

  27. […] Like It Blog, she posted her photo challenge theme for the month of August – it was “The End of the Earth“.  Well, since I don’t live anywhere NEAR the end of the Earth, or anything that […]

    Pingback by The End of the Earth | Photo By Holly — August 29, 2012 @ 9:19 am | Reply

  28. Hey – guess what??!! I made it!! 😉
    http://photobyholly.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/the-end-of-the-earth/

    Comment by Photo By Holly — August 29, 2012 @ 9:20 am | Reply

  29. My first challenge… I’m not sure I’ve ever been to a place that could even look like the end of the earth, so I took a different approach. Hope it works. 🙂
    End of his Small World

    Comment by Kristen — August 29, 2012 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  30. […] This month, Karma is challenging people to find photos of a what we regard as “The Ends of the Earth”. […]

    Pingback by The Ends of the Earth | Home Life Online — August 30, 2012 @ 3:43 am | Reply

  31. Hello Karma! Just dropping by to let you know that I have joined in with your challenge for the first time, and I’ve got to tell you, it was a lot of fun! Here’s the link to my post and photos ~ http://www.home-life-online.com/the-ends-of-the-earth.html 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — August 30, 2012 @ 3:51 am | Reply

  32. […] All of this is leading up to the fact that it’s time to post this month’s entry for Karma’s Photo Hunt. This month, Karma wants us to Show me the place that is “the end of the earth” for you OR […]

    Pingback by August Photo Hunt | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind — August 30, 2012 @ 10:38 am | Reply

  33. And here is mine for this month, the ends of the earth: http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/august-photo-hunt/

    Comment by Carol — August 30, 2012 @ 10:43 am | Reply

  34. […] is the due date for this month’s photo hunt with the theme “Ends of the Earth”.  I just finished my own photo-taking yesterday, so here I am creating my post on the due date.  It […]

    Pingback by Ends of the Earth Photo Hunt « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — August 31, 2012 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

  35. […] continues to challenge us with photo hunts.  She gave us extra time to find our own personal ‘ends of the earth’ and it’s a good thing she did because here I am coming in at the last second with my […]

    Pingback by Searching for the ends of the earth « Change Is Hard — September 1, 2012 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  36. Here you go Karma…this was SO MUCH FUN!!!!! http://dawnkinster.wordpress.com/2012/09/

    Comment by dawnkinster — September 1, 2012 @ 4:54 am | Reply


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