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Dazzle & Delight

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Dazzle & Delight
Dazzle & Delight

Oceanside Pier
Oceanside, California
January 28, 2010

Tripod / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 18 mm
F 22 @ 6 sec ISO 100

*Travel & Place*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
Canon EOS Digital ...

 
 
 
Anita N. Hogue
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    Nobody does these shots better than you! WOW, this is amazing!


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7/1/2010 3:08:39 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Donna - Beautiful!! - Mike


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7/1/2010 3:50:29 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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You get the most beautiful evening images at the beach Donna! Wonderful color and capture! Jeff


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7/1/2010 3:50:58 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Stunning capture, Donna! FAVE!


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7/1/2010 4:05:39 PM

 
rony sagy  

Fantastic capture, Donna.


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7/1/2010 5:43:46 PM

 
Mary E. Lake
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Stunning image Donna, I love the colors! :)


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7/1/2010 6:27:16 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wonderful work Donna. The colors are amazing :-) They'll be here again soon!


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7/1/2010 10:10:40 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Outstanding Donna!!!!!


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7/2/2010 5:53:50 AM

 
Brenda Sides
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This is beautiful, lovely colors, Donna:)


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7/2/2010 9:43:16 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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OMG, Donna...this is absolutely STUNNING! I could look at this all day! BEAUTIFUL...and FAVED! Deb


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7/2/2010 10:19:25 AM

 
Sheila D. Robertson
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Wow, Donna, it doesn't get any better than this! We'll see it again.


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7/2/2010 2:59:45 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful light, excellent star bursts and fantastic comp!!! Stunning capture Donna!!


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7/2/2010 3:21:03 PM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Gorgeous night image Donna.


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7/2/2010 8:16:16 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Absolutely gorgeous colors, Donna; beautifuly captured!


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7/2/2010 9:41:13 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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FABulous Donna!


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7/3/2010 6:43:58 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Beautiful, Donna.


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7/13/2010 6:08:27 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your encouraging comments. I appreciate them VERY much!

Take care,

Donna


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7/30/2010 1:05:37 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Donna, I assume you live near here since I have seen this pier in many images. To me this one is special, and I have chosen it as my favorite. I think that this one will go higher!


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8/8/2010 9:10:45 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Amanda!

I live 10 miles inland from the beach. This is the closest pier. I like the blend of twilight with the sparkle of the night lights on the water and sand.

Donna


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9/13/2010 6:48:08 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on this awesome finalist :)I would be there everyday ~


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10/15/2010 11:24:04 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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WTG Donna! Congratulations on this stunning finalist!


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10/15/2010 11:38:33 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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10/15/2010 12:55:22 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous finalist!


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10/15/2010 3:30:14 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


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10/15/2010 4:14:35 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Love it!

Congrats again, Donna!
Debby


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10/15/2010 4:32:21 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats!


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10/15/2010 4:32:54 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this finalist, Donna! I love the winding light reflections.


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10/15/2010 5:08:01 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna!!!


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10/15/2010 10:54:04 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Amazing light, tones and comp. Congratulations Donna!


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10/15/2010 11:54:36 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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A magical finalist, Donna! Congratulations!


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10/16/2010 4:29:20 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!!


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10/16/2010 4:45:01 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning finalist, Donna.


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10/16/2010 5:05:33 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Donna. Love those star lights.


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10/16/2010 7:15:34 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Fantastic finalist...congratulations!!!


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10/16/2010 7:30:02 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations Donna on this well deserved Finalist!!!


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10/16/2010 8:45:34 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your inspirational comments and congratulatory wishes! I'm honored!!!

Take care!

Donna


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10/16/2010 8:48:59 AM

 
Cesar J. La Rosa
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One of my favorites, Donna!!!
Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist!!!
Cesar


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10/16/2010 9:58:02 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Every month, with our camera in hand, we go out and find what we hope will be the “winning photo.”
Those of us that don’t get recognized, just continue to search for that special image, until one day the Congratulations come pouring in from some of the best artist and friends anyone could image.
So to the Better Photo winners for the month of September, I congratulate you on a job so well done.
My very best to all of you, Merna Nobile


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10/16/2010 12:12:12 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations!


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10/16/2010 12:24:48 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Happy to see one of my FAVs here, Donna! This is truly MAGICAL!! CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding finalist! Deb


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10/16/2010 12:34:36 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Beautiful work Donna! Congratulations!


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10/16/2010 8:13:54 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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wonderful capture. I live the sparkly lights and the colors, and the title is great, congrats!


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10/17/2010 5:36:19 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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A big congrats on your wonderful win, Donna...


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10/17/2010 4:11:37 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Beautiful, Donna! Huge Congratulations!


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10/17/2010 4:19:19 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Donna, on your stunning winner!


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10/17/2010 4:23:05 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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WTG Donna! Congratulations on your stunning winner!!


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10/17/2010 4:41:20 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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the Pier Queen RULES!!
Congrats


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10/17/2010 4:47:05 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful winner, Donna.


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10/17/2010 4:51:16 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations on your winner!


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10/17/2010 4:55:15 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Congratulations on your gold, Donna...Fantastic!


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10/17/2010 5:04:12 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Beautiful composition and perfect timing with the lighting, Donna. You've captured that special light between sunset and before dark when the sky just starts to change to that beautiful shade of blue, yet there is detail with the earth and the sunset's tonality.

This is another beautiful win, Donna, and another superb creation!!!! Congratulations!!!


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10/17/2010 5:09:39 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)


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10/17/2010 5:24:08 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna!


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10/17/2010 5:50:58 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Beautiful lighting, Donna...congrats on the gold!


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10/17/2010 6:08:37 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Donna!


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10/17/2010 6:11:08 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your fine photo and win Donna!


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10/17/2010 6:39:41 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Stunning Image Donna! CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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10/17/2010 6:40:13 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on this gorgeous win, Donna!


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10/17/2010 6:52:32 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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This is certainly dazzling, Donna! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold Winner!


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10/17/2010 7:52:55 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congratulations on this terrific winner, Donna!


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10/17/2010 8:06:18 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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So HAPPY to see this win GOLD, Donna!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your SPECTACULAR winner!!! Deb


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10/17/2010 8:20:14 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Donna!


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10/17/2010 9:17:48 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winner Donna!!


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10/17/2010 11:10:47 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on another beautiful sunset winner Donna!


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10/17/2010 11:23:39 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Donna, huge CONGRATZ on this terrific winner!!

UB.


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10/17/2010 11:25:52 PM

 
Sheila D. Robertson
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Congratulations!


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10/18/2010 12:24:19 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, congratulations!!!


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10/18/2010 2:30:55 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations on your winner!


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10/18/2010 3:20:17 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!!


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10/18/2010 6:04:59 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Big congrats Donna. Fantastic winner.
JP


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10/18/2010 7:30:49 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC


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10/18/2010 7:39:20 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Super work, Donna -- a great big congratulations on your win!


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10/18/2010 8:33:21 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Your pier images are always dazzling and delightful, Donna, and so is this one. Congratulations.


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10/18/2010 8:51:57 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I am touched by all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes!

Thanks so much!!

Donna


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10/18/2010 8:56:12 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Donna! WTG!


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10/18/2010 9:14:22 AM

 
Val Feldman
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No one does Southern Cal evening shots with so much Dazzle and Delight (and gorgeous pizazz!) as you, Donna! A superb win - CONGRATULATIONS!!! ~Val


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10/18/2010 11:55:27 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your stunning win!


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10/18/2010 12:48:57 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Always beautiful, Donna! Congratulations!


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10/18/2010 2:11:58 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims  

Awsome dhot Donna. Congrats on this winner. Wish I could see this place.


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10/18/2010 6:05:17 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulatins Donna on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT


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10/18/2010 6:18:12 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!
Beautiful light and colors!!!!!
Congratulations Donna
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~


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10/18/2010 6:18:33 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful winner Donna!!!


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10/18/2010 6:27:33 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Donna, this must be your favourite location, and you capture it so well. Congratulations on your winner!


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10/18/2010 7:58:56 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your Win, Donna!!


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10/18/2010 8:53:14 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned Winner, Donna!


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10/19/2010 12:20:06 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your fabulous winner, Donna!


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10/19/2010 4:14:14 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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This is stunning Donna. Congratulations!


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10/19/2010 11:59:45 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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AMAZING Donna!!!!!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :)


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10/19/2010 9:07:28 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Donna, huge congratulations!


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10/20/2010 1:45:31 PM

 
Sharon 
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Donna, congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved Second Place Win!!!


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10/21/2010 1:48:13 AM

 
Kathleen Brennan
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Congratulations, Donna!


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10/21/2010 3:07:14 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats for your winner, Donna.


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10/21/2010 8:53:34 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this stunning win!


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10/22/2010 12:11:46 PM

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

Take care,

Donna


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10/24/2010 12:10:37 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner Donna!!


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10/30/2010 10:57:24 AM

 
Diane E. Deming
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Donna,
You sure have the California beach scenes down pat. They are all just gorgeous! I love your gallery and am putting you as a favorite photographer. The area where you live must offer a lot of beautiful photo ops.


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