islands in the sky (Revere #1)

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    Melissa suggested the title. Can you see the seagull? This sandcastle was massive!
    ...ok ok, it was barely knee high and only took a couple hours to make. But I love that it looks so huge in this photo.

    down_the_rabbit_hole, pierre pouliquin, and 55 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Krowster 103 months ago | reply

      Just awesome. I am glad you dropped by my photos and said hello. If you hadn't I wouldn't have discovered this set. Keep this up.!

    2. Vol-au-Vent 103 months ago | reply

      Oh Matt; here you REALLY outdid yourself. The gulls and the person walking by show the massive scale of your piece of art.... It's truly awesome and amazing. You get a prize for it!!!!

      Have many more enjoyable sandcastle days - you're such a nice person!

      Please add your
      Beautiful photo to--

    3. sandcastlematt 103 months ago | reply

      I've definitely fallen behind on thanking everyone for their nice comments, so here's some catching up:

      Vol-au-Vent: So nice of you to stop by, and thanks for the wonderful invitation - that is a terrific group, and i'm thrilled to add this photo to it. I wanted to make sure that you read the whole caption, though: I hate to admit it, but the castle was actually one of the smallest I made all summer, only 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet long! I learned a great lesson on this one: an odd sandcastle is one thing, but a creative photo can make all the difference,
      Flickr is a photosharing site, not a sandcastle-sharing site after all!

      Krowser: thanks for the visit - i love your own Goldsworthy-esque creations.

      Raysto: an achievement? now you're embarrassing me!

      Racing Squirrel: I very much appreciate your thoughts, even if I wish the fishing line was a little less obvious - I was really hoping the middle towers would appear to be floating. Maybe next time.

      Snick725: thanks, your castle is great - you gotta build some more.

      aleatoric_yersinia: well, you're hanging out on the wrong beaches then! My fiance sees things like this more than she would be willing to tell me...

    4. azsetik 102 months ago | reply

      this is great!

      awesome idea & werk!!!!

    5. mndhemphill 102 months ago | reply

      what a fantastic hobby!!! makes for some really interesting Photo's keep them coming. well done first time i have ever seen anything like this. Will be sure to tell my friends,

    6. ScaryLily 102 months ago | reply

      Dali-esque and impressive! And such fun to look at your different versions(of photo).

    7. sandcastlematt 102 months ago | reply

      azseitk: love that enthusiasm! Thanks!

      mndhemphill: wish I could keep them coming - the days are awfully short and cold; can you wait till may or june?

      ScaryLily: dali-esque?! I've heard Goldworthy-esque more than once, but this is a new for me: what a nice thing to say. The b&w one next door iis actually a different photo, taken a few minutes later, but, I agree, they are awfully similar.

    8. Mark Veitch 102 months ago | reply

      Wow, you have a lot of time on your hands!

    9. pointybunny 101 months ago | reply

      Revere Beach definitely needs something this interesting on it! besides Kellys.

    10. Ian Boichat @ Origin Studios 101 months ago | reply

      amazing perspective - it looks huge

    11. sandcastlematt 101 months ago | reply

      Thanks Mark, Pointybunny, and Boich! I remain amazed by the attention this little picture has generated.
      Just bought tickets to Puerto Rico for the end of January - hopefully I'll have the opportunity to make something that can compete with this one...

    12. Grumpy Old Tina 1960 100 months ago | reply

      I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this! Well done - both for the castle and the capture!!!

    13. Leela.a 100 months ago | reply

      Really cool (all of them)! I'm so going to have to visit your sculptures next summer!

    14. lucy huntzinger 96 months ago | reply

      That is amazing! What creativity.

    15. sandcastlematt 96 months ago | reply

      thanks Lucy - with summer almost here, I'm thrilled to return the beach...soon...
      btw: I'm dying to know where all these new viewers are coming from - 2,000+ visits in the last few weeks has me quite curious!

    16. lucy huntzinger 96 months ago | reply

      I do a Flickr Group of the Day entry for my online journal; last week I featured the Sandsculptures pool, which is where this caught my eye. Not that I'm responsible for so many new viewers! Congratulations, that's awesome. Your photos are very good.

    17. sandcastlematt 96 months ago | reply

      Thanks again Lucy - that's a great online journal. Flickr certainly has an amazing variety of groups, and glad to see the sandcastle groups got the limelinght.

    18. 8ballofwakefield 95 months ago | reply

      Had me fooled, I thought it looked huge. Cool stuff.

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