Day 176 – June 25 Sand Sculpture

While it didn’t feel like summer today, it IS summer and with that comes the local sand sculpture competition.  This is a “masters” competition and it is by invitation only, I believe.   Needless to say, the sculptures were impressive.  The detail was incredible and I have no idea how they created some of the things they did.   It’s hard to say which will win, but I’m sure that this specific sculpture of the Stanley Cup winning Boston Bruins’ goalie, Tim Thomas (who was the MVP) might get just a few votes from fans.  Nothing like playing off the locals a bit.  😉

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115 Responses to Day 176 – June 25 Sand Sculpture

  1. So amazing what artists can do with sand. Great photo!

    • Thank you! Yes, it really is amazing what they can do. I learned that they actually trucked in several tons of different type of sand for the sculptures… but otherwise it’s all just water!

  2. That’s amazing!! Honestly, I wish I had more to say than just that, but I’m speechless… 🙂

    Fantastic photo!

  3. barnay says:

    so amazing . i like it .

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  5. AMAZING! I love the sculpture! (:

  6. mkeeffer says:

    Beautiful – I always thought I’d have to mix the sand with epoxy to make anything out of it. Nice pic!

  7. Maria says:

    Impressive indeed. Love that they’re 3D works and nature will eventually reclaim the materials used.

  8. photohand says:

    This is amazing how they do it!

  9. be awake says:

    wow! amazing thing! my sand castles weren’t so impressive at all 🙂
    that is crazy what people are able to do. masterpiece.

  10. howbee says:

    Amazing! Masters indeed.

  11. Sharon McElwrath says:

    Sand sculptures are just too cool, you’re lucky that you got to see them!!

  12. It’s remarkable! I’d love to know more about the planning that goes into these designs.

  13. Harold says:

    Nice shot and an impressive sculpture.
    Congrats on being FP!

  14. Onefineham says:

    Sweet! I felt Thomas’ story was one of the best “New England grit” stories of the year. I don’t normally (or ever really) blog about sports, but I did have to write one about the Bruins championship season this year.

    So awesome to see the MVP honored in sand sculpture. The Bruins wouldn’t have been anywhere without Thomas… standing on his head all season… hmmm now THAT would have been impressive in sand!

    • I agree, total “New England grit”… although, he’s a native Michigander, as am I! 🙂 So while I’m a lifelong, diehard Redwings fan, I do have a special place in my heart for Mr. Thomas. I think the locals here, just an hour north of Boston, were definitely putting their votes in for this one as fan favorite!

  15. says:

    These sculptures are beautiful and so crisp in design. I would aware they are alive.

  16. jessica says:

    This is so amazing! Congrats sister! You are an amazing photographer!

  17. ournote2self says:

    That definitely takes talent. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  18. Khanum says:

    it really doesnt feel like summers in the picture. Its more like winters there. Nice work. Must have been fun.

  19. Wow! Very impressive! I can’t imagine how long it must take to build such magnificent sand sculptures. Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  20. Finally Fast says:

    Sand sculptures and hockey? That would be my winner! Awesome photos

  21. anonnickus says:

    The NHL season is too short. Thank you for finding a way to lengthen it for the true fan. Being a masters competition please stand by with your camera in case there is a game seven. Well done. Great pic.

  22. Robin Boyd says:

    Congrats on being selected as one of the Freshly Pressed blogs on the front page of WordPress! Well done!! I’m a fellow New Hampshire-ite – your photos are wonderful. Glad to have found you. Yes, the sand sculptures were wonderful! Best wishes, Robin Boyd

  23. Amazing indeed! So much detail and I can’t even make a simple castle 😛

    Found a similar contest in Algarve – Portugal if any of the sculptors is interested:

  24. Wow it’s so inspiring that people take such trouble over things that really won’t last. Definitely makes me determined to put more energy into my creative projects. Good luck with yours

    • I’m glad you felt that from the picture! They were working hard and it’s difficult to believe that within days the rain will wash all their hard work away. Yet that’s the beauty of photography, capturing a memory that you can hold onto for a lifetime. 😉

  25. lexhsing says:

    This’s amazing!!

  26. vid4rd says:

    This is amazing! 🙂 The sand sculpture is so creative!

  27. GREAT photo, this looks to be quite an event

    And congrats on the freshly pressed! Well deserved, your photos rock 🙂

  28. A Cameo Life says:

    That is a great photo, so interesting!

  29. infovillages says:

    Great and Interesting Photo, I like nature and creatures like this.. thank you.

  30. CONIEFOX says:

    This is really amazing…Great shot!!

  31. adambangay says:

    wow! Where is this? I know of a place called Parksville, British Columbia that hosts an annual sand sculpture building contest – unfortunately I missed it when I was out there, which is too bad if this is a glimpse of what they do!

  32. 7des7iny says:

    Sand sculpting is really amazing!

  33. I agree with Maria who stated she likes the idea that nature will eventually reclaim the materials used. In a world of material obsession, it’s refreshing to see an installation that will simply disappear. It adds so much to the beauty of this project, and should give us reason to rethink our world of possessions.

  34. flydaniel says:

    Tim Thomas should go to Boracay and give the people there something stunning to look at.

  35. Consuelo says:

    nice! 😀 congrats for being on FP! 😀

  36. Wow, what a lot of work and fore sight, and such creativity.

  37. maru says:

    Amazing the sand art, ang pretty good your photo.

    …by the way congrats for being Freshly Pressed.

  38. estoqueely says:

    Nevertheless, by just looking at the photo, i believe all of their works are exceptional… need i say more?

  39. Software says:

    The art was really amazing…I think that is the eight wonder of the world


  40. ghummakkad says:

    The medium of art is so diverse and you have captured it beautifully with your camera. Good photo and congrats on being freshly pressed!

  41. 30south says:

    Nice photo and amazing effects with the light on the sand sculpture. On the coast here (Vendée, France) there is an annual sand sculpture done as part of a Kid’s Follies week at St. jean de Monts.

    • Ah, merci beaucoup! 🙂 I am actually taking French classes right now (started studying in school, but have forgotten a lot) and have been to France twice before. Thank you for your kind words and for exploring my little project!

  42. Lorna says:

    Ha ha I once won a sand castle competition, but was asked not to enter again (my life sized person squashed by giant footprint was too macabre for the other entrants) – certainly not up to the standard of these sculptures. Do you have more photos of the other entries?

  43. stitch9651 says:

    Nice sculpture! love it~*~*~*~

  44. Kathy Bruins says:

    I love seeing this beautiful art! Thank you for posting.

  45. Very nice! Next make one of Roberto Luolongo using Swiss cheese.

  46. whatsaysyou says:

    Sand sculpting rocks!

  47. Kara says:

    Your photos are all amazing. I’m so proud of you!

  48. buzzlair says:

    arh, lovely

  49. congrats. that is one beautiful photo . It must had been amazing to gaze at them.

  50. Shaz Arain says:


  51. meaghan813 says:

    This castle would win my vote! Of course, I’m a huge Bruins fan. I find it amazing that people can make such beautiful sculptures out of sand. I’m not that talented but I always enjoy going to Revere Beach in MA to see their sandcastle competition every summer. What beach did you take this photo at?

    • Ah yes, Revere Beach! I don’t usually venture down in that area too much, although I do make it into the city regularly enough. This photo was taken at the Hampton Beach Master Sculpture competition. Hampton, NH, that is. Thanks for visiting my little project Meaghan! 🙂

  52. nawinkrish says:

    really very nice work

  53. April says:

    Love the pictures of teh sand sculpture. It amazes me how they can create the things they do…totally awesome!

  54. Cherszy says:

    This is incredible! I would have loved to be there myself as I am obsessed with works of sand art. I still have that dream of creating the world’s largest sand castle, but you see, I can’t even make a decent small sand castle. I guess I’ll just stick with drooling with ooh’s and aah’s over some lovely photos of sand art such as the one you’ve posted here. Thank you, by the way! 🙂

  55. Zach says:

    Great photo, pretty amazing.

  56. andrewcota says:

    hahaha this is awesome!

  57. niceartlife says:

    Wonderful art form, I have a deep respect for these sand artists because the material is hard to work with and the weather elements are a constant threat. Great post!

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