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Title: Sandcastles!
Post by: denny on May 21, 2010, 04:50:42 PM
Photos from this year's Oregon Sandcastle Competition....these are amazing!  More photos at..

http://s794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/dennyconn/sandcastles/

(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy221/dennyconn/sandcastles/image009.jpg)
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Post by: bluesman on May 21, 2010, 05:02:57 PM
Really cool looking sandcastles. They are some really talented folks.
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Post by: dimik on May 21, 2010, 05:15:48 PM
Oh WOOOOOOW!
This is just amazing!
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Post by: maxieboy on May 21, 2010, 05:16:58 PM
Very cool!
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Post by: nicneufeld on May 21, 2010, 05:18:48 PM
So all the people who have been told throughout the years to "go pound sand" went to Oregon and perfected the craft!  :D  Very nice! 
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Post by: wzl46 on May 21, 2010, 05:57:28 PM
(http://www.afternoonespresso.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/i-hate-sandcastles.jpg)
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Post by: weithman5 on May 21, 2010, 06:02:24 PM
Denny,

those pics make me homesick.
my wife is from gresham (went to school with Jim Parker) and we spent a lot of time out in seaside, newport, astoria.
would love to move back..

Don
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Post by: hamiltont on May 21, 2010, 07:00:13 PM
Holy Brew Buckets Beer Man.  That's very impressive.
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Post by: denny on May 21, 2010, 07:26:48 PM
Don, those pics are from Cannon Beach.  Hope you get your wish to move back some day. Oregon rocks!
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Post by: mikeypedersen on May 21, 2010, 07:49:29 PM
Hey Denny, now you just need a large Godzilla suit.....   ;)

Very cool - Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: Kaiser on May 22, 2010, 01:54:11 AM
Those look really cool.

What are the rules. Only water and sand, or do they add something to make it more stable?

Kai
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Post by: capozzoli on May 22, 2010, 02:02:12 AM
Thats what I was wondering. There is no way that they could use just water and sand and get that kind of detail.

Pretty neat stuff.
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Post by: Hokerer on May 22, 2010, 02:08:38 AM
Thats what I was wondering. There is no way that they could use just water and sand and get that kind of detail.

Looks like that's exactly what it is.  From the contest website...

"The rules are simple. Contestants must stay within their designated plot (20'x 20' for adults). No sand may be added or removed from the plot. Only materials natural to the beach may be used in the finished sculpture."
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Post by: nicneufeld on May 22, 2010, 12:42:11 PM
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Only materials natural to the beach may be used in the finished sculpture.

Maybe incinerating sea shells to produce quicklime allows them to make a rudimentary cement mixture?   ;D
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Post by: a10t2 on May 22, 2010, 02:08:20 PM
Driftwood rebar?
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Post by: capozzoli on May 22, 2010, 05:57:30 PM
Maybe certain bodily fluids?

Might not be natural to the beach in high concentrations though.
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Post by: denny on May 22, 2010, 06:38:51 PM
Those look really cool.

What are the rules. Only water and sand, or do they add something to make it more stable?

Kai

AFAIK, only water and sand.  I've seen similar at a festival here in Eugene and that's all it was.
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Post by: bluesman on May 23, 2010, 03:23:30 PM
I was thinking superglue... :P