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Old Dec 30, 2004, 8:54 PM   #1
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This is kind of a "tongue-in cheek" transportation shot. This was taken this past summer at a sand sculpture conpetition held in Pioneer Courthouse Square right in the middle of downtown Portland, OR.

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Old Dec 30, 2004, 10:28 PM   #2
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ahh, very creative

nice job cal

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Old Dec 31, 2004, 3:35 AM   #3
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I think it fits. :lol:
As someone who can't control a pen properly I'm always impressed by sand sculptures. The texture and shapes they can produce with sand is unbelievable.
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Cute, how the heck do they get the sand to stick together like that?
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This I do know, kinda. There is a guy who goes along the coast here and creates sand sculptures of horses on beaches (and then watches as the waves wash them away). I saw a small bit about him on TV. He was saying how you have to find just the right sand. It can't be too wet, or it'll fall apart. It can't be too dry or it won't stick. It has to be "just right". Not all sand is the same either. The sand on some beaches just won't work. Then it all about knowing what shapes you can and cannot do. Some will simply collapse as soon as you try to make them.
The sand in calr's photo looks a bit grey to me. Maybe they added some dry cement to help it hold shape?
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Old Jan 2, 2005, 9:14 AM   #6
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The sand looks gray because it has dried out. This was the second day of the display and the sand was drying out. Details in some of the sculptures had already started crumbling. When the contest started, the sand was wet.

I should note that this took place in the Pioneer Courthouse Square, a large open plaza with a brick surface. The brick was covered with canvas and the sand trucked in.

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"Ya babba doodah!" (or whatever it is that Fred used to say :P)
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