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Dragon and Egg

Dragon and Egg. (Ilford Delta 100. Nikon F100. Noritsu Koki.)

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This is part of a larger sandsculpture by the Canadian artist Jonathon Bouchard. It was entered in the North American Sandsculpting Championships, held last month in my hometown of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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10 responses

  1. That’s awesome.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM

  2. I really like how you’ve composed this image. Leaves room for some drama and imagination. Very cool sand sculpting!

    October 10, 2010 at 5:39 PM

  3. Wow, this is amazing!

    October 10, 2010 at 6:11 PM

  4. Oh wow… that is beautiful, both the sculpture and the photograph. I’ve always wanted to attend one of those sand sculpture events, but i never know when they are happening. Is your VA Beach championship held every August?

    October 10, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    • Every September Virginia Beach has what’s called the Neptune Festival, a sort of end-of-summer celebration with lots of artwork, music and good food. This photo was taken at the North American Sandsculpting Championships, which happened to be held in Virginia Beach this year. They had contestants from all over the world, including a few Russians and some guy from Latvia. I have a bunch of really great shots of the entries. Stay tuned. 🙂

      October 10, 2010 at 9:32 PM

  5. that’s a sand sculpture? how on earth do they hold it together for such fine detail?? it’s amazing and i love your point of view!!

    October 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM

    • Usually the sand they use for the sculptures has been watered and dried to a specific consistency. They start with big piles of packed sand and whittle it down into shape. Later, once the sculpture is finished, mist is often sprayed to help the surface harden and not dry out (and crumble).

      This sculpture of a dragon is nothing compared to some of the other entries. I have plenty of other shots. Stay tuned. 🙂

      October 11, 2010 at 4:54 AM

      • James Gahl

        i can’t wait to see what else you have.

        October 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM

  6. Love this photo. The comp is great.

    October 11, 2010 at 11:32 AM

  7. fantastic, nice one

    October 13, 2010 at 2:17 PM

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