Sand Sculptures Solo Runners Up

by Ray King October. 08, 2010 4409 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 7 years ago

Great details you caught in these. Well done.

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Robin 7 years ago

oh wow those are fantastic! thanks for sharing

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Tomie Poodle 7 years ago

fantastic work!

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Photosbydebbie 7 years ago

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

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Joe 7 years ago

Nice set. Unbelievable talent.

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Kate 7 years ago

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

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Shahrzad 7 years ago

COOL-well done

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Ricardo 7 years ago

1# and 5# look so magical!:)

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Darlene Foster 7 years 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!

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Paula 7 years 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.

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Jarvo Laysell 7 years 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.

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Brenda Nelson 7 years 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???

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Andrea 7 years ago


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Josy 7 years ago

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

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Gregg Maretka 7 years ago

These are really amazing...thanks

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Rozemarijn 7 years ago

great set, great sculptures :)

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Juhász Imre 7 years ago

Fantastic sculptures, and great processing!

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Frikica 7 years ago

Great! Creations are amazing!

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Agnes Felber 7 years ago

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

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David Cardona 7 years ago


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