Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sandsculpting Competition at Hampton Beach, NH



The past two week-ends I've gone to Hampton Beach early in the morning to take some photo's of the Annual Sandsculpting Competition that was underway. The first few pictures are from a week and a half ago while the rest are from this past Saturday morning. By Saturday evening the sculptures were completed and judged, however it has rained ever since so I haven't made it back to the beach to take more pictures of the finished products and winners. I will. In the mean time, which one is your favorite? All sand sculptures are sprayed with a glue mixture to hold them intact and will be on display, day and night, thru June 28th.



20 comments:

Deedee said...

The sand sculptures are amazing, aren't they? Plum island is beautiful - I love visiting. I hope their beach doesn't completely slip into the sea. I'm not sure what they can do to stop the erosion.

dAwN said...

Wow ..I was wondering how they keep those things together...and I also didnt know they used a framing underneath.
My fav was the leaf faced man.

Jay Albert said...

Great images Sharon! It's too bad that many are commercialized but no less impressive!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Such great talent they all have....

The pirate is scary!!

Di

steppinthru said...

Absolutely Amazing! I am in awe of that kind of talent. Sad that it's temporary.

Bernie said...

Actually the pirate was one of my favorites, but I wouldn't want to have been one of the judges, that would be a job....Again thank you for sharing.

Becky said...

The leaf faced man! That would be tough to judge that competition.

hip chick said...

I was there Sat. morning...in the rain.

Jayne said...

Wow... it's hard to pick a favorite, they are all so extraordinary in their own way. It amazes me to see what talented people can do with sand.

hulagirlatheart said...

Wow! Those are fabulous. I truly cannot pick a favorite, which is highly unusual for me. Fun. Thanks for bringing these to us.

Cedar ... said...

wow,... feathers, faces, woodgrain,.. can't pick the best one, so i'll declare them all winners. great post!

Erin said...

wonderful captures sharon.
the textures captured in the sand just something else.
thanks for sharing them with us :)

Cindy said...

Wow those are amazing. I wish I could do that. They are all great, but the pirate is my favorite.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - thanks for sharing. It would be hard to pick a favorite.
Glenda

Shellmo said...

These were incredible! loved the leaf man!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Hands down, the LEAF FACE GUY! Such wonderful detail in all of the sculptures. Those are some talented people!

Nancy and the fatties said...

Cool Sharon! I like leaf face guy, too, is he some sort of god? He looks familiar but then I did grow up in the woods and all. : )
hugs and puggy love to you and the critterbabies...

Eve said...

Just amazing Sharon! My fav's are the tree man, dragon, that bird of course and the kissing fish! Boy it's hard to pick from them all! Who knew so many people were skilled in sand sculpting!!!

dog trot farm said...

All I can say is wow! the face on the old women is amazing. Is there a sand castle college that I have never heard of?

The Retired One said...

These are PHENOMENAL!!!
I am in complete amazement.
Can't wait to see the rest of your photos of them.