“Art on the Green” 2014 – 16 Ton Sandcastle

by Rick Diffley on August 6, 2014

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Supporting the Arts…

During our visit this year (August 2014) to the annual “Art on the Green” we came across this sandcastle builder. I took a series of images, ending with the stunning details of what it takes to build this sandcastle. There’s an amazing about of work that went into this structure! At the end of this post are the details.

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The Photography Lesson…

Whenever I photograph a subject, I like to find the picture within the picture. I try not be satisfied with my first shot and always look for more possibilities. I look for more detail, better lighting, and better composition. I do this by changing my lenses, changing my position, changing my height and even waiting until a different time of day.

As seen in the series of sandcastle images, the first image I captured is the “big picture” and gives the viewer perspective. However, I didn’t stop and kept searching for more shots.

The second shot (above) includes a close-up of the builder and details of his work.

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The last shot here is a close-up shot showing the skill and small attention to detail at the hands of the builder. This is what I call finding a picture within a picture.

Your assignment for the next few weeks is to find three pictures within a picture. Look in your backyard. Look on your favorite hiking trail. Local art show. Feel free to share your images with me.

Sandcastle Facts

Art on the Green is an annual event held in Couer d’ Alene, ID. It’s an arts and crafts outdoor festival sponsored by Citizens’ Council for the Arts, a non-profit corporation of interested volunteers formed to encourage and promote the arts.

Thank your for visiting…

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Cardinal Guzman August 8, 2014 at 6:12 AM

It’s definitely a lot of work to create these things. Nice photos too Rick.
Sandcastles always reminds me of Jimi Hendrix:

«And so castles made of sand, melts into the sea eventually. »


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