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Castles Made of Sand

Posted by
Ralph Jones (Detroit, United States) on 1 June 2011 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

Mission Statement:
To document the city in an attempt to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of Detroit, her buildings, and her people.

Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus.
We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes.

http://www.ralphjones313.com/

k@ from Paris, France

Not only the sand work is gorgeous but your angle with this sky is so clever, works for a wonderful feel & image.

1 Jun 2011 7:02am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Great! I love the sky. Nice compo and balance between the soft sky and the more hard structured sand sculpture. Successful brightness on both sky and foreground too.

1 Jun 2011 7:11am

helma from Tehran, Iran

very nice shot !
perfect

1 Jun 2011 8:51am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wow ... I would expect this type of image from the south, but in Detroit?
Your PoV is marvelous and what a SKY! The clouds seem to be applauding the sand sculptor's efforts on this nautical theme!

1 Jun 2011 11:21am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

amazing shot

1 Jun 2011 11:56am

Florence from Paris, France

That's really an amazing creation against an awesome sky.

1 Jun 2011 12:33pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent framing and composition in this shot Ralph! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

1 Jun 2011 1:13pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Applause for the sand artist(s) and certainly for you, because this is a wonderful composition. That sky is dynamic, too.

1 Jun 2011 1:16pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That's too cool - nice capture!

1 Jun 2011 1:44pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Wow, what a treat Ralph! Such fantastic interplay of tones, textures and forms and fabulous use of wide angle to heighten the effect!!!

1 Jun 2011 2:31pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

magnificent. low angle really worked on this picture...great capture!

1 Jun 2011 3:00pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Incredible photo. Great perspective, the radiating clouds, and of course, amazing sculpture.

1 Jun 2011 4:42pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars for this shot

1 Jun 2011 6:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Magnificent Ralph! The contrasts in elementsa re totally great but I also love love love thoseclouds up there!! what a rush!

1 Jun 2011 7:05pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

amazing sky! superb image...

1 Jun 2011 8:17pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oh wow! What incredible detail captured in such a "temporary" medium. The blue sky and clouds add a nice visual contrast as well.

1 Jun 2011 8:38pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Super picture, plus I like this wide angle fx !!!!!!!!!

*****

1 Jun 2011 10:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I really like the angle and the clouds are amazing!

2 Jun 2011 1:13am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Speaking of great light! Fabulous!

2 Jun 2011 1:17am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

Is it actually pointing north?

2 Jun 2011 1:23am

@Zorilla: Yes I believe it is.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is one incredible photo, Ralph. Five stars hardly does it justice.

2 Jun 2011 1:29am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

This is awesome!!!! I love this interesting composition and colors! Wonderful color contrast with the clouds and sky!!!

2 Jun 2011 2:13am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is just stunning Ralph! The golden tone of the sand and that sky! Perfect.

2 Jun 2011 2:25am

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

Very cool! I sent you email :)

2 Jun 2011 2:29am

marc from Granby, Canada

Nice point of view nicely done Ralph

2 Jun 2011 2:22pm