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Coastal Colors
  Coastal Colors
Coastal Colors

This is a composite of three completely separate exposures captured within minutes. The sky, the ocean and the foreground were all combined in PS CS4. Captured last night at sunset. Several adjustments made in the darkroom.

Oceanside Beach
Oceanside, California
February 10, 2010

© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Cynthia M. Yarde-Kiernan
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    Beautiful work, captivating image

2/11/2010 12:57:28 PM

Dr Silly
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Like how you used the rocks as a foreground. :O)

2/11/2010 2:07:03 PM

Jeff W. Robinson
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Very Nice - Great job Donna!! Jeff

2/11/2010 2:27:07 PM

Melinda F. Schneider
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2/11/2010 3:22:56 PM

Shawn Guy
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Wow great work Detail is wonderful and it really leads you well to an incredible sunset.

2/11/2010 5:42:20 PM

Laura E. Swan
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Whoa! Not only is this a beautiful sunset but the reflection of it is even on the beautiful smooth stones. Amazing image, Donna!


P.S. Thank you for signing Rolan's card. It will mean a lot to him! :)

2/11/2010 7:21:47 PM

Julianne Bradford
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Beautiful composition and editing Donna! A work of art :-)

2/11/2010 8:32:40 PM

Bill Houghton
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Donna, this is a great shot. Nice job. Thanks for your comment on my mallards. Have a great day, Bill

2/12/2010 3:22:03 AM

Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture, Donna.

2/12/2010 5:17:36 AM

Hal Bambrick
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WOW!!,Excellent Work Here Donna!!!!!!.

2/12/2010 12:23:50 PM

Randy D. Dinkins
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Very nice comp and colors. Great capture.

2/12/2010 5:40:52 PM

Debra R. Harder
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This is absolutely STUNNING, Donna! Love your POV, colors and exposure. Going right into my favorites!!! Deb

2/17/2010 8:18:01 AM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wow wow wow!!! Stunning, Donna! Good luck all the way!!!!!


4/10/2010 12:51:59 PM

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This has staying power in my mind, along with the composition, which Brenda Tharp tried to teach us. Not to mention the colors and tonality. Beautiful POV and capture, Donna.

This is one of my all-time favorites of your work. ~Bunny

4/11/2010 7:08:49 AM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your kind and supportive comments!!!

Take care,


4/11/2010 3:00:30 PM

Erica Murphy
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Absolutely stunning Donna!!

4/15/2010 5:51:38 PM

Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Erica!!

9/13/2010 6:50:59 PM

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