Sand Sculptures Solo Runners Up

by Ray October. 08, 2010 4389 views

Now go back and look again remembering that these works are made of SAND.

I posted the winning sculpture by John Gowdy, entitled Young Love Never Grows Old", a few days back.

2nd Place - Rich Varano | USA
Title: “Cascadia – A Sand Fantasea”

3rd place - Walter MacDonald | USA
Title: “Poor Planning”

This is again the 3rd place entry. Same shot just edited to enhance, and draw attention to the work and not the surroundings.
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4th place - Matt Diebert | USA
Title: “Glory Lost and Restored”

5th place - Sudarsan Pattnaik | India
Title: “Save the Sea”

6th place - Helena Bangert | Netherlands
Title: “Going for a Ride”

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Lucinda 6 years, 7 months ago

Great details you caught in these. Well done.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Robin 6 years, 7 months ago

oh wow those are fantastic! thanks for sharing

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 7 months ago

fantastic work!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Photosbydebbie 6 years, 7 months ago

Oh WOW! I was never able to accomplish this with my shovel and pail. Beautiful set,Ray.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Joe 6 years, 7 months ago

Nice set. Unbelievable talent.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic .....absolutely beautiful sculptures and well captured

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Shahrzad 6 years, 7 months ago

COOL-well done

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ricardo 6 years, 7 months ago

1# and 5# look so magical!:)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 6 years, 7 months ago

These are so fabulous! Your edit in #3 is lovely, but it seems to make the sculpture appear smaller to me. Don't know why and it really doesn't matter. They are still amazing and so well photographed!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Paula 6 years, 7 months ago

It is incredible what they can do with sand! great pics. I'm with Djnana-- next best thing to being there. would love to see it! maybe next year.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jon Laysell 6 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful shots. What I found particularly interesting was that the edited one (#3) looked as if it could be a table top version, whereas the original (#2) looks bigger and is clearly on the ground.

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 6 years, 7 months ago

These have been captivating shots, Ray! I would have loved to see them for myself, so this is the next best thing - your shots have shown us wonderful facets of these creations. I can't comprehend the free-spanning areas. How do you get sand to be cohesive and not fall into the opening???

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 7 months ago

Amazing!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 7 months ago

Amazing shot Ray and with details so beautiful and so fragile!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 7 months ago

These are really amazing...thanks

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Rozemarijn 6 years, 7 months ago

great set, great sculptures :)

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 7 months ago

Fantastic sculptures, and great processing!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Frikica 6 years, 7 months ago

Great! Creations are amazing!

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 7 months ago

These are fantastic! But will the first rain wash these away?

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
David Cardona 6 years, 7 months ago

Amazing!

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