if sand could outrun the sea (i think it might look like this)

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    I thought of this artsy title as I was making the sandman (my first life size sandman, by the way), but by the time I was done it was nearly pitch dark and the figure had sagged so much that it hardly looks like he's running anymore.
    So, after all the work, I can't do much better than this image, sorry to say. Well, it was fun to make. I've got a triptych on how I made it at:

    Automatt, K - man, and 27 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Automatt 103 months ago | reply

      So incredible! Here is a place for sandman to sit:
      Unassailable Seating

    2. sandcastlematt 103 months ago | reply

      Looks very comfortable automatt ;-)

    3. tillysan 103 months ago | reply

      wow....beautiful sculpture!

      I found this photo in 1-2-3

    4. Lenny&Meriel 103 months ago | reply

      I like it, keep upthe good work.

    5. PersonalSpaceInvader 103 months ago | reply

      That's amazing and I love the concept.

    6. Dancing Fish 103 months ago | reply

      I'm giving a great big round of applause. Listen carefully enough and you might just hear it. This is incredible. Well done.

    7. sandcastlematt 103 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone for the comments on this one - I was pretty nervous about this photo, since I was disappointed that this was the best representation of something I put so much work (well, fun work) into, so your words mean a lot to me - especially yours, Dancing Fish. So nice of you, as always.
      Hopefully I'll have a chance to make another sandcastle or two before the season ends, but the days are getting shorter and colder, so I think sandman 2 will have to wait until May or June.

    8. sandcastlematt 103 months ago | reply

      Thank you hoolypics. Yes, the photo has more a "they're coming for you Barbara" (ie. Night of the Living Dead) feel than the graceful sand runner that I hoped for, but there's always next time.

    9. Musa78 103 months ago | reply

      your set on how to build a sandle castle is just great!!! thanks for sharing the process and these great results as well! :)

    10. L'Embellie 103 months ago | reply

      Just great! Almost surreal :)

    11. 1blessedmom Photography 103 months ago | reply

      Excellent work!
      1-2-3 faves

    12. i am brad 103 months ago | reply

      The subject is sooo cool that the graininess of the photo adds to it.

    13. sandcastlematt 103 months ago | reply

      Thanks Musa78, lebellie4, 1blessedmom, and I_am_brad - glad all of you like it. I'm a bit embarrassed by how many people have passed through my "how to" set in recent days - never anticipated this much interest in sandcastles.
      Thanks also to www.loquor.com for posting this one; I'm flattered that photography blogs have taken note of the sandman.

    14. gebauer 103 months ago | reply

      That's really cool! I love it!

    15. rolypoly_girl 99 months ago | reply

      So clever & such patience to work on it for so many hours!

    16. sandcastlematt 99 months ago | reply

      patience?! Something this fun requires very little patience. What I would give for 7 sunny hours on the beach today! Thanks for the nice comment.

    17. ~ Life ~ [deleted] 82 months ago | reply

      So this is where we all originated from! ;) Very cool work.

    18. earthpages 74 months ago | reply

      Neat... i've blogged it here... mclark.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/if-sand-could-outrun-the-...
      Thanks for making it CCL!

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