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Classic California

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Classic California
Classic California

My PG 101 Solitude Theme Entry

Another classic sunset, shared with my son. I was able to capture him, enjoying the view.

Del Mar, California
December 23, 2011

Tamron 18-270mm Di-II VC PZD Lens
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 23 mm
F 14 @ 1/200 ISO 200


© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Louise Souchereau
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    Wonderful sunset, great colors and composition, bravo Donna


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12/27/2011 7:05:28 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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FAVE!


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12/28/2011 4:02:39 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Frame it and give it to him for his room and a keepsake!!!!


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12/28/2011 7:45:03 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow! What a beautiful capture Donna!


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12/28/2011 1:24:03 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love it, Donna. Stunning.


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12/29/2011 5:45:05 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Such a beautiful sunset...


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12/30/2011 8:27:43 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You keep taking it to the next level. Awesome work, Donna! ANd happy New Year to you!!


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12/30/2011 11:38:13 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Incredible sunset, and I love the addition of your son! Great title, too. :-)


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12/30/2011 6:49:55 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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A beautiful sunset image, Donna, and the pose makes it perfect for the Solitude theme which I associate not only with oneness but also with a mood that is contemplative or sad.


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12/31/2011 1:51:00 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Wow, Donna, awesome image, and a fav!

Best wishes to you for 2012!
Debby


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1/1/2012 9:05:51 AM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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striking colors and nice composition! :)


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1/1/2012 1:36:31 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Love the composition and flow of lines in the foreground, which comes together at the single figure in the background, and the eye popping sunset, making it so typically California. Without the interesting design of the foreground, it would just be another pretty California sunset. But the reflective glow makes this image...in my opinion.

Well seen and executed, Donna! Congratulations on being one of four top PG 101 winners and this beautiful creation.


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1/3/2012 6:22:07 AM

 
Dianne 
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Beautiful color and great sunset! Very nice capture.


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1/4/2012 10:15:01 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Wonderful tones and mood, Donna!
Steve


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1/6/2012 7:21:31 PM

 
Ken Smith
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I think you have a winner here, Donna...at least you should!! :-)


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3/5/2012 6:04:29 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Fabulous image Donna!!


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3/7/2012 7:17:38 AM

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

Donna


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7/23/2012 6:36:02 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Stunning!!!! Congratulations Donna!


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7/30/2013 4:48:27 AM

 
Dianne 
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Beautiful image, Donna. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round!


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7/30/2013 7:57:21 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Renee and Dianne!!!


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7/30/2013 8:27:51 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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So gorgeous..congrats!


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7/30/2013 9:00:25 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on another magnificent finalist, Donna.


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7/30/2013 1:50:57 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning finalist, Donna!

Congratulations!
Debby


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7/30/2013 3:14:43 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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This will be gold for sure. Totally love it.


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7/30/2013 3:29:41 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your outstanding finalist!:)


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7/30/2013 4:12:56 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very eye-catching, Donna...and very well deserved!


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7/30/2013 5:54:03 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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So very beautiful, Donna! I love those rich tones and undulating lines. Congratulations!


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7/30/2013 8:50:17 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congrats on the Finalist for this BEAUTIFUL shot. Good luck in the next round!


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7/30/2013 8:54:23 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Love this! Wonderful composition and gorgeous colors. I like how you added your son's silhouette in the picture. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!


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7/31/2013 4:37:41 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congratulations on your win!


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7/31/2013 8:16:04 PM

 
Sharon 
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Donna, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and most deserving Second Place Winner! A breathtaking moment in time!!!


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7/31/2013 9:30:11 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Yes! This is beautiful and deserves that gold medal :-) Congrats Chicky!


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7/31/2013 9:44:49 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Beautiful. Congratulations!


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7/31/2013 10:12:12 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wonderful photo, Donna
Love that your son is part of it
Congratulations


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8/1/2013 4:01:53 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Donna on this very beautiful winner!


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8/1/2013 4:17:03 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donna. No one does the ocean as well as you.


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Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna!


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8/1/2013 5:21:46 AM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations, Donna, on your wonderful GOLD winner!


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Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on you awesome gold winner, Donna.


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8/1/2013 8:03:12 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic photo, Donna. Congratulations on your win!


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8/1/2013 8:15:12 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!!


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8/1/2013 8:22:16 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Extraordinary beauty, Donna. Congratulations to you on the gold winner.


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8/1/2013 9:11:28 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Yay! Congrats on your Gold Donna!


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Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations on your gold winner, Donna!


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8/1/2013 10:20:14 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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A big congratulations to you Donna on this very special winner! Lovely image.


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8/1/2013 4:43:45 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Gorgeous image, Donna. Congratulations!


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8/1/2013 6:04:17 PM

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

Debby


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8/1/2013 6:40:09 PM

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

Debby


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8/1/2013 6:44:20 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Spectacular scene, comp, colors and light. Congratulations on your beautiful winner Donna!


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8/2/2013 12:28:39 AM

 
Ken Smith
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No surprise here, Donna. Congrats on the gold!


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8/2/2013 6:25:24 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Fabulous capture and huge congrats on a beautiful GOLD WINNER Donna!


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8/2/2013 2:40:08 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on your fantastic 2nd Place Winner Donna!

jo ann c.


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8/2/2013 5:52:13 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Good to see the gold under this gorgeous colorful image Donna!Missing you all!


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8/3/2013 9:38:28 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Stunning. Congratulations


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8/3/2013 6:16:00 PM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Awesome winner, Donna...CONGRATULATIONS!


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8/6/2013 10:22:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What a knockout! Congratulations, Donna!


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8/16/2013 5:43:48 AM

 
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