Sand Sculture World Championship~Federal Way, Washington

I ran over to the Sand Sculpture World Championships one afternoon, first, because I have seen them on TV and enjoyed the sculptures so much and second, so I could capture them for my blog.  The even took place in a parking lot in a mall which to me was a let down as when I view them on TV they are usually on a beach somewhere and it adds to the whole experience, granted we don’t have many sandy beaches in the area around Seattle and Tacoma.  I have roughly, and I mean very roughly, processed these images to bring out the detail in the sculptures and faded out the background of pole lights, large buildings, pallets and parking lot.  I was away from my desktop to which my Wacom table is attached and I am a klutz at using a mouse to clone or paint or anything of that order–and you can sorely tell–but please disregard those processing and enjoy the detail of the sand sculptures.

Backside of the sculpture above this one.


There is something about this little animal(?) that I like, but he is obviously a people eater.

A castle you rarely see at the beach.

The ole ticker.

Several of the taller sculptures had little wires poking out of the tops of them.  Have no idea why–lightning, maybe?

Tried to wipe out the background ( in Light Room) just to be able to see this sculpture.

The face on the opposite side is that of a man.

An appropriate end piece.

I just couldn’t chuck all these images without sharing them–the sculptures were so amazing in spite of the parking lot surroundings.

Thanks for stopping by!

About ~ ~ joanne.thomas.photographer~~

I am retired, starting a new career. I love shooting portraits. People are so fun and interesting--I try to bring out there personalities and capture them in images. Children are especially interesting little people, who love to tell you all they know and are so uninhibited. I enjoy shooting weddings to capture all the details and emotions of the day. Between photo sessions I keep shooting --to learn, to experiment--to create art. The industry is ever evolving and I want to give my clients the most exciting and lasting images, full of their love of life expressing their personality.
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