Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Camelback Mountain" on the beach in Costa Rica

OK. I admit it.  This is goofy.  My wife has been showing photos of Camelback Mountain near our Scottsdale, Arizona home on her Scottsdale Daily Photo site during the past few days.  This is my attempt to replicate Camelback Mountain from sand and shells on the Langosta Beach.

I took this photo for an art project.  Julie and I belong to an art group that meets at our house every 6 weeks or so.  It is like a book club, except each member creates a work of art about the same theme. One of our themes was Camelback Mountain.  It always amazes us that people have such different interpretations of a common theme.

The creations of our art group are posted on our friend's the leafdogart.com website. Some of the members of our group are talented artists, and others like me have a "day job" and tinker with art on our free time, but I do not delude myself into thinking I have talent.  Our good friend Sharon of Phoenix Daily Photo is another member of the group.

Several local galleries in Phoenix have hosted exhibitions of the art of our group.  We are also thinking of starting a website to share the concept to help others who might want to start a "it's better thana book club" art group.

This week we are showing photos of some of the temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia, including Angkor Wat, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

Congratulations. I've climbed on Camelback mountain and I think you've created a great-looking replica! You are an artiste!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Too funny!

Darryl and Ruth :)

Judy said...

Did you build that mountain yourself or find it one the beach? Either way, it does kind of look like Camelback Mountain.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Judy, I built it myself in about 1 minute. It is only about 2 inches high. I put the camera on the sand to get the profile.

magiceye said...

must be fun!

Sharon said...

I always loved this shot from the early days of our "art club". What a fun group of people.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It may not be a fabulous work of art Dave, but the perspective and composition you've taken in shooting the image making it look much bigger than it's two inches is excellent!

JM said...

Thanks to Julie and Sharon I was previously introduced to Camelback Mountain. That's why this shot puts a smile on my face. Very clever, Dave! :-)

Kate said...

Art comes in many shapes and forms. One minute building this art form...wow!! Must have been fun to try it!

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