matt By: matt

islands in the sky (Revere #1)

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.

  • John Krogh PRO 9y

    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.!
  • Vol-au-Vent PRO 9y

    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--
  • matt 9y

    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...
  • megan t 9y

    this is great!

    awesome idea & werk!!!!
  • mndhemphill 9y

    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,
  • ScaryLily 9y

    Dali-esque and impressive! And such fun to look at your different versions(of photo).
  • matt 9y

    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.
  • Mark Veitch 9y

    Wow, you have a lot of time on your hands!
  • pointybunny 9y

    Revere Beach definitely needs something this interesting on it! besides Kellys.
  • Ian Boichat @ Origin Studios PRO 9y

    amazing perspective - it looks huge
  • matt 9y

    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...
  • thegetalonggang PRO 9y

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  • Tina Henderson PRO 9y

    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this! Well done - both for the castle and the capture!!!
  • Leela.a 9y

    Really cool (all of them)! I'm so going to have to visit your sculptures next summer!
  • Lucy Huntzinger PRO 8y

    That is amazing! What creativity.
  • matt 8y

    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!
  • Lucy Huntzinger PRO 8y

    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.
  • matt 8y

    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.
  • Wayne Copley 8y

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