Jimi Hendrix "Castles Made Of Sand" (listen the song)
Down the street you can hear her scream you're a disgrace
As she slams the door in his drunken face
And now he stands outside
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool
He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green
And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually
A little Indian brave who before he was ten,
Played war games in the woods with his Indian friends
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
He would be a fearless warrior Indian Cheif
Many moons past and more the dream grew strong until
Tomorrow he would sing his first war song and fight his first battle
But something went wrong, surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night
And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually
There was a young girl, who's heart was a frown
Cause she was crippled for life,
And she couldn't speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
So she decided to die
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
And to her legs she smiled you wont hurt me no more
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
Look a golden winged ship is passing my way
And it really didn't have to stop, it just kept on going...
And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually.
In WS a B&W crop of the photo.
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lousat (87108) 2011-02-06 1:06
Hi Vasilis,i like a lot these low points of view on the beach as you know.Beautiful idea and impressive quality,fantastic sharpness,colors and light position.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
yquem46 (38750) 2011-02-06 1:15
Oh yes I like this one
very simple, but original and what a mild light on the sand castles. Nice color contrast with the blue sea too
diomed (13926) 2011-02-06 1:31
amazing minimal capture with impressive sand details, soft light great graphical impact, perfect focus.
siamesa (28115) 2011-02-06 1:48
Bom dia Vasilis
Amazing picture. Memories of the childwood. Castles of sand and joy.Freedom and happiness. Lovely composition. TFS
CLODO (33422) 2011-02-06 1:54
the thumbnail is not so attractive, but the title astonished me, so i opened, for my great pleasure, your post. Very good low POV, faded light, waves at the background, and the incredible 4 towers castle!
I really like it!
have a good sunday
delpeoples (56722) 2011-02-06 3:42
Geia sou dear Vasilis
Oh yes, I love this Jimi Hendrix song. How appropriate for your lovely photo. The light so perfectly displays the textures of the sand and the castle. It is an interesting subject and very original. Thanks for sharing and I wish you a beautiful Sunday.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-06 3:43
Excellent close-up to these beautiful "edifice" ! The details of the sand are particulary well collected. i like too the sea in the Bg which give depht to the image.
Have a nice Sunday,
siudzi (34141) 2011-02-06 3:49
Excellent summer composition. It's a pleasure to look at that work during a winter! Well seen and executed. Congrats!
ajitsrawat (72) 2011-02-06 4:23
Lovely composition with low POV..blurred blue background of sea waves adding colors to this photograph..also loved the golden light of evening sun on this castle..A postcard photo..TFS..
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-06 4:31
nice touch! how many times have I seen this and not even considered making an image of it. Great textures and light, highly original. Well done.
pablominto (53746) 2011-02-06 6:03
You almost got me there, in the thumbnail it looks like the real thing! Almost.
In particular IO like the great light that gives life to the sand...
Well framed, great sharpness!
Sergiom (73374) 2011-02-06 6:35
Très bonne idée et très bien réalisée. L'avant plan de sable est très bien capté. Le château n'attend qu'une vague plus haute pour devenir un souvenir de jour de plage.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-02-06 6:37
Very nice capture of the sand castle, great light management. The colors are well exposed, fine sand texture is well captured too. Wonderful!
Sonata11 (33737) 2011-02-06 7:26
this is a very dicent flawlessly executed picture. I like this summer accent in the winter time. It's make me feel much better. Lovely shot. My congrats.
All the best,
bema (26409) 2011-02-06 7:37
charming, impressive, a real fine capture, my friend..
perfect sharpness and a glorious light!
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
faletiz (10759) 2011-02-06 7:56
I really love this picture. Beautiful close-up beautifully defined, crystal clear. A perfect shot caressed by a magical light. Perfect management of light and shadow. Congratulations, beautiful!
sacimar (26205) 2011-02-06 9:04
who never has built one of these? good image and excellent idea, I like the composition and the frame, congratulations,
lilito (3534) 2011-02-06 10:03
Quelle évocation des vacances celle ci! En plus une lumière douce, et une prise bien faite pour nous montrer les détails du sable, bien vu!
mesutilgim (92350) 2011-02-06 12:30
Very nice capture of this typical sandbeach scenery.
What makes it different is, the nice warm sidelight which creates a nice graphism.
TFS and best regards
kordinator (20453) 2011-02-06 12:36
Very good idea and very well done.
The castle of sand is like a house of cards is transient just as we do.
Lirycs is also beautiful.
Excellent workshop image in black & white.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-02-06 13:20
Γειά σου Δημήτρη!
Μια θλυμένη ιστορία του J.H.μουσικά! συντροφιά με τα κάστρα στην άμμο που σοφά ένα άλλο τραγούδι λέει "μην κτίζεις στην άμμο παλάτια!"...Απλή η ματιά σου αλλά βαθειά και με νόημα η στιχουργική μαι μουσική συνοδεία,των νεανικών μας χρόνων J.H.!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-02-06 13:46
a very lovely photo with attractive composition and details, beautiful soft lights and atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
ciakgiak (30427) 2011-02-06 13:53
è la bellissima luce, e la tua grande idea, a regalarti questa bellissima immagine.
Mi piace molto il POV basso, col mare sfocato sullo sfondo, e la nitidezza della sabbia. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio.
macjake (64644) 2011-02-06 14:26
great subject to photograph!
the lighting worked out so well, exposing all the grains in the sand, has a lot of textures.
i also like the low point of view with the water in the background.
ngk (2413) 2011-02-06 14:33
Γεια σου Βασίλη,
Πολύ ωραίο κάστρο. Το φως του ήλιου πέφτει πολύ ωραία πάνω στην άμμο και δημιουργεί πολύ όμορφα χρώματα.
paololg (31448) 2011-02-06 15:10
Ciao dear Vasilis,
in its simplicity, this image is very beautiful and meaningful. A photo that perfectly accompanies the song of Jimi Hendrix. Excellent work, dear friend, that not only shows your photographic cleverness, but also your sensibility for the life.
Ciao, have a nice week!
Angshu (56748) 2011-02-07 3:51
Good low POV & fine clarity in the shot to show us almost all the grains of the sand, hit by the mellow light. The shallow DOF helps is putting our focus on the castle
annjackman (21674) 2011-02-07 5:23
A lovely idea that has worked well. The light is beautiful, picking out the grains of sand. I wonder whether the sea came in soon after and washed the castles away. Original picture - congratulations.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-02-07 5:52
Μερικά παιδιά ήταν μια έμπνευση της μεγάλης αρχιτεκτονικής δημιουργίας και διαμόρφωσε μια όμορφη, χρυσή κάστρο στην ακτή μεγάλη θάλασσα. Υπέροχα χρώματα και ακόμα ένα παράδειγμα του βάθους πεδίου. Πολύ καλή επιλογή τοποθέτησης της εικόνας.
bona (13711) 2011-02-07 6:28
Oh great photo, This rememeber me my childhood. Nice capture with good sharpnees, light and colors.
ricochet (9696) 2011-02-07 6:52
Excellent focus on these beautiful sand castles, superb light and contrast, great work!
csabagaba (6632) 2011-02-08 8:18
I love Greece (mostly in Crete and Rhodes), I love the beach, I would like to re-build a sand castle (unfortunately I'm too old to it) and I love Jimi Hendrix.
Now I got everything at once. What they want even more? :-)
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2011-05-10 13:08
Hello Vasilis, the low angle emphasizes the detail and structure of the sand. I like your sense for common things, which you present in an uncommon way. TFS, Kind regads, Michael
- Copyright: Vasilis Protopapas (vasilpro) (41215)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-07-08
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon AF-S VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED, HOYA 67mm HD Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Naxos island - Cyclades, Greece
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-06 0:26
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