Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog

August 31, 2012

Ends of the Earth Photo Hunt

Today 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 was back-to-school week here, so it has been busy, but I have just started taking peeks at the photo hunts that have been submitted so far.  If I haven’t been over to see yours yet, don’t fret – I will definitely be coming around to see them this weekend, and I hope to have a wrap-up  post completed before the long weekend is over.

You may remember back when I first announced this photo hunt that I mentioned that Provincetown, Massachusetts is the place that I’ve always considered to be “the end of the earth”.  If you are unfamiliar with P-town, it is the town at the very tip of Cape Cod, sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean:

I haven’t been back to Provincetown since I bought my Rebel, but I found a few shots that can help give you that end of the earth feeling in my archives.  A spit of land like this ( did you know this was actually the first landing place of the Pilgrims in 1620, not Plymouth, Ma, as many think of it to be?) needs lighthouses and Provincetown has a couple.

Long Point Lighthouse

Long Point Lighthouse

Race Point Lighthouse

Race Point Lighthouse

I remember wondering once if I could travel east along a line of latitude from Provincetown, what country would be the next land that I would encounter.  In my mind’s eye, I thought England or France.  I was very surprised to find out it would actually be Spain.  Hence the title of this photo looking east across the huge sand dunes of Provincetown:

Next Stop to the East? Spain!
“Next stop, Spain!”

Since this was a photo hunt, I was not content to hunt only in my archives.  While I was on vacation in Maine, I took some photos on a cloudy day of another place that could be an end of the earth.  The beach that we visit has a set of breakwaters that contain deep water for entry into a small harbor.

Breakwater1

I’ve climbed these rocks since I was a child, and there is a certain feeling of isolation and end of the earth here.
Breakwater2

I didn’t want to leave out the other possibility I mentioned for photo hunting in the original post – extremes.  The place that I live in doesn’t have much in the way of extremes, but I’ve always thought the top of our little mountain here in town was a very pretty place.  Our highest elevation is only 910 feet, but it made for pretty pictures as the sun began to go down.

mountain1

These shots were taken on Peak Road here in town – apropos, no?

mountain2

I hope you had fun with this month’s photo hunt.  I’m looking forward to coming around and seeing your posts this weekend.  I hope you get to enjoy the 3-day Labor Day weekend.

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29 Comments »

  1. A nice selection of shots, and educational for me to get a feel for being at Provincetown–I’ve never been to Cape Cod and the little explanatory diagram is cool. Thanks again for the topic; fun to do!

    Comment by tajmutthall — August 31, 2012 @ 2:33 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much. It was great for me to have a look at the west coast on your blog post! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 8:18 am | Reply

  2. Wonderful images Karma.

    Comment by sybil — August 31, 2012 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  3. Nice, Karma! You done good. It makes me want to be there feeling the ocean breezes… Thanks also for the Cape Cod map.

    Comment by Kathy — August 31, 2012 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy. I do love those ocean breezes – but some day I’d like to experience a Great Lake breeze too!

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  4. whew! I just slipped in! Actually put mine together at 4 a.m. so it’s sort of almost still August…isn’t it? Loved your ends of the earth..will get out there someday I’m sure!

    Comment by Dawn — September 1, 2012 @ 5:37 am | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn. I’ll be over to check out your post soon.

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  5. PS: And I love that first mountain shot!

    Comment by Dawn — September 1, 2012 @ 5:39 am | Reply

  6. Great shots!

    Comment by The Local Traveler — September 1, 2012 @ 6:03 am | Reply

    • Thank you, and thanks for stopping by and commenting, LT.

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  7. That last shot is amazing! I don’t even know where Peak Road is located. I assume that you drove up there? Is that shot with your Rebel?

    Comment by Becky Sue — September 1, 2012 @ 8:26 am | Reply

    • Thanks Becky! Peak Road is at the very top of Monson Rd. – right across from the end of Ridge Rd. before you go flying down the back side of the mountain toward Monson. I drove – it is a very small street, but I was lucky to find an empty driveway with no house at the end to park in and take the pictures. I did use the Rebel – and I think I had the 50mm lens on for that one – it makes for a pretty focus.

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  8. We were on Cape Cod just once, six years ago, when we visited New England and friends in New York. We didn’t get all the way out to Provincetown, but it certainly does depict an “end of the earth” feeling. Your Peak Road shots are also great, and appropriate.

    Comment by Carol — September 1, 2012 @ 11:59 am | Reply

  9. Karen..I love that last picture from the mountain. The colors are so beautiful. Makes me think about driving my 5 speed school bus down that hill.
    The breakwater at Hills beach looks different to me now..sort of jagged looking.
    Anyway, I love all the pictures!

    Comment by trish49 — September 1, 2012 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

    • The breakwater looks different because I had to take the picure only from the farther end which always was a bit more jagged because there was a group of guys fishing from the closer, flatter end of the breakwater.
      Thank you!

      Comment by Karma — September 1, 2012 @ 7:26 pm | Reply

  10. Beautiful series, Karma. I’ve been to Cape Cod, long ago (or so it seems), and have to agree with you that Provincetown does have that end of the earth feel to it. Your sunset shots (the last two) are wonderful. 🙂
    Thanks again for the fun. I really enjoyed this one.

    Comment by Robin — September 2, 2012 @ 3:20 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Robin. I’m glad you enjoyed the photo hunt – now I’m off to write up the wrap up. There was lots of participation in this one!

      Comment by Karma — September 3, 2012 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  11. […] My own photo hunt was here, where I took you to three places dear to my heart: Cape Cod,  Hills Beach in Biddeford, Maine and my own home town. […]

    Pingback by It’s the Ends of the Earth as We Know It « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — September 3, 2012 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  12. Wow Karma, the map showing Provincetown, jutting out at the end of a narrow piece of land really does look like it could be the ends of the earth! That’s what I love so much about blogging, learning more about other countries (and meeting new people of course!) I’ve been toying with the idea of joining in on the photo hunt for ages, and had so much fun creating my own post for this one. 🙂

    Comment by Joanne — September 3, 2012 @ 6:55 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for coming out and joining the fun, Joanne!

      Comment by Karma — September 3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm | Reply

  13. Now I want to go to Cape Cod!! Looks like a beautiful place…and I love the lighthouses 🙂

    Comment by TheDailyClick — September 4, 2012 @ 6:13 am | Reply

    • Keep telling you that you need to make one of your summer treks a visit to the east coast! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — September 4, 2012 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

      • I know, I know….looks like it will be atleast three years…next summer is Florida, and the one after that the Pacific Northwest.

        Comment by TheDailyClick — September 4, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

  14. Oh Karen, c’est si beau ! J’adore la première photo du phare, il a l’air perdu entre ciel et mer.
    Les couchers de soleil sont merveilleux, une très belle région.
    Merci pour ce défi et pour toutes les belles photos qu’on découvre de partout.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — September 4, 2012 @ 1:40 pm | Reply

    • Merci beaucoup, Isa. I love reading your French comments to me, however I have much more difficulty composing a reply en francais, therefore most of this answer to you is English! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — September 4, 2012 @ 4:47 pm | Reply

  15. […] part of a photo hunt that everyone really seemed to enjoy, the “Ends of the Earth”, I took this photo in August from our little mountain here in […]

    Pingback by My Favorite Photos of 2012 « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — January 1, 2013 @ 9:31 am | Reply


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