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Surfer and the Storm
Surfer and the Storm

One of nature's greatest gifts, surf and the sea!! This was captured on 12-8-07 in Oceanside, CA.

*Monthly Theme- Nature's Gifts*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
Olympus Camedia C-...

 
 
 
Stefania Barbier
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    spectacular Donna... beautiful comp and dramatic tones and sky...!

12/11/2007 10:51:36 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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Nice tones and clarity, Donna!

12/11/2007 11:19:33 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Beautiful B&W, Donna!!

12/12/2007 12:10:20 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Beautiful dramatic image Donna!!! Love the b&w!!!

12/12/2007 12:20:14 AM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific shot, Donna!

12/12/2007 12:24:38 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Wonderful capture Donna, love the tones!!!(R)

12/12/2007 12:26:30 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Lovely shot!!

12/12/2007 12:32:40 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Great comp and use of B&W! Very well done Donna! Jeff

12/12/2007 4:55:10 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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gorgeous b&W, Donna!

12/12/2007 4:57:24 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Fantastic B&W tones Donna. Peter

12/12/2007 5:12:16 AM

 
Z. Banu
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stunning image!!!!!great shot!Donna

12/12/2007 6:12:02 AM

 
Yuntao Liu
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Outstanding capture! Excellent tone and composition! Well done Donna! Yuntao

12/12/2007 6:17:18 AM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Gorgeous DOnna!!! Wonderful light..great comp..excellent!

12/12/2007 6:18:18 AM

 
David Phalen
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A beauty! Love the light, comp and clarity.

12/12/2007 6:48:08 AM

 
Alexis Yobbagy
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Beautiful shot and I love your decision to use B&W!!! GREAT work!!!

12/12/2007 9:14:52 AM

 
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Oh, my God!
I want... I want this picture as present of Santa Claus!
Spectacular, photographer!
You created beautiful panoramic of the already beautiful scenery.
Nobody could imagine that the picture in black and white would be magisterial as it is.
My congratulations... Many congratulations!
I got my present of Christmas...
And I take the picture as my Favorite one (before others arrive here and think the same!)...

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12/12/2007 12:28:42 PM

 
Susan Fox
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I love all your B&W beach images! You do such a great job with the tonal contrast.

12/12/2007 12:38:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks for all of your OUTSTANDING compliments and continued support!! I truly appreciate it VERY much!!

This photograph and more are available for purchase on my website. Stop by anytime, I'm adding photos all the time!!

Take care!!

Donna

12/12/2007 4:01:45 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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Awsome capture Donne, the b/w convertion looks GREAT!

12/12/2007 6:16:11 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Beautiful !
Great comp.

12/12/2007 7:23:51 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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SPECTACULAR B&W conversion Donna! Gorgeous gorgeous detail and POV! I love this! They better give you pretty gold buttons under this one!!!

12/12/2007 8:39:27 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Donna this is totally awesome. So beautiful and perfect in every way. Great image.

12/13/2007 1:20:35 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Nancy, Nobi, Sandra and Kathy. Your compliments are AWESOME!!

12/13/2007 5:29:55 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Gorgeous landscape, Donna! Beautiful tones, lighting and clarity!

12/13/2007 6:34:22 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Oh, I am loving this shot Donna! Soooooo beautiful in BW - the tones and the mood, the light - it's all just perfect!! Hope we see this again!

12/13/2007 8:33:22 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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A beautiful & dramatic capture!

12/14/2007 2:28:32 AM

 
Manos Peponas
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excellent composition, wonderful dramatic sky and great b/w tonality and contrast

12/14/2007 11:49:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Your comments are awesome and truly appreciated!!! The funny thing is, I was at the beach and it actually started to sprinkle!! I've lived in S. California almost all my life and this was my first time ON the beach in the rain. It was kind of cool!!!

Donna

12/15/2007 12:22:28 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Outstanding B&W work Donna! Looks like a true winner to me!!!

12/16/2007 9:29:52 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Sheryl!!

12/16/2007 4:13:40 PM

 
David W. Orias
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The clouds create a wonderful mood to the shot. Who said you need big lenses to take surfing shots Donna?

12/19/2007 9:25:49 AM

 
Jim Britt

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This black and white is excellent. Very cool shot and details.

12/19/2007 11:24:51 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Awesome B&W image!

12/19/2007 5:22:59 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you David, Jim and Tammy!!!

12/19/2007 5:27:56 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Love the drama of this beauty, Donna!

happy New Year!!

1/1/2008 12:30:39 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks, same to you Darryl!

1/1/2008 12:40:43 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Wow... this one is simply outstanding as a grayscale. There is so much detail and motion. Just excellent!

1/1/2008 10:23:31 AM

 
BILL BRELSFORD
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LOVE A GOOD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO AND THIS IS A GREAT ONE

1/5/2008 5:10:48 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Steven and Bill! It was a great day to visit the beach, cold and stormy but the clouds were spectacular!!

1/5/2008 5:26:40 PM

 
Danielle Fuller
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Donna, This is beautiful Love it in B&W!

1/6/2008 7:44:22 AM

 
Angela Pound

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Amazing photo.

1/13/2008 8:51:32 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Donna!!

1/25/2008 10:28:11 AM

 
Dianna Hauf
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Congratulations again Donna!!!

1/25/2008 10:44:59 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congratulations, Donna!

1/25/2008 11:16:04 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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another beautiful finalist, CONGRATS!!!

1/25/2008 11:33:57 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Another terrific finalist, Donna! Big congratulations, friend!

1/25/2008 11:43:49 AM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalst!!! Best of the luck in the next round!!!

1/25/2008 12:38:14 PM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Congratulations again Donna!! Best of luck in the next round!!

1/25/2008 12:58:41 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Congratulations Donna! I hope to se this one in the winner's circle.

1/25/2008 1:31:24 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Another winning image...congrats!!

1/25/2008 2:24:27 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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So beautiful, Donna! Congratulations!!! ps just had my 6th grandchild this morning......anita

1/25/2008 2:25:53 PM

 
BILL BRELSFORD
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Congratulations its a super image
regards,Bill

1/25/2008 3:27:48 PM

 
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Another Congratulations, Donna!

1/25/2008 3:29:32 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Outstanding image, Donna!
Congratulations on this finalist award!
-Debby

1/25/2008 3:52:32 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congrats, Donna, on your fav making Finalist!

1/25/2008 4:02:01 PM

 
Jim Britt

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Congrats! Love this shot.

1/25/2008 4:22:39 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations once again Donna!!

1/25/2008 5:07:48 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations again, Donna!

1/25/2008 5:25:35 PM

 
Sherry K. Adkins
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Congrats, Donna, on your finalist.

1/25/2008 9:24:50 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Donna, on this GORGEOUS B&W image! Beautiful work! Deb

1/25/2008 10:48:04 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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Congratulations on your FINALIST!

1/26/2008 6:08:41 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Stunning in B&W Donna!

1/26/2008 10:29:47 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!! ☺

1/26/2008 12:17:30 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks for all of your congratulatory wishes and excellent comments!!

I'm glad I was able to share this stormy day at the beach with all of you.

Take care and best wishes!!

Donna

1/26/2008 12:18:53 PM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations Donna! Another wonderful winner from your gallery! Bravo!

1/26/2008 2:07:03 PM

 
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Bring back the large panos!! Of course, this looks super even at 750 pixels. Congrats, Donna!

1/26/2008 9:14:14 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS,Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTG,my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/27/2008 7:27:47 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Michael, Ken and Patrick for your great comments and congratulatory wishes!!!

3/9/2008 4:29:16 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Donna, you have some terrific shots in your portfolio, but I think this is one of the best! The tonality is wonderful, but what I really like is the sense of space and size that this capture portrays. Truly a work of art.

Mike

8/13/2008 10:22:11 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for your inspirational compliments Mike!!! I truly appreciate your gallery visit!!

Donna

8/14/2008 8:49:06 AM

 
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