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Golden
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Captured December 11, 2006 under the Oceanside Pier in Southern California.

*March 2008- Cash Contest Entry*
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Larry L. Redmon
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    Very nice, Donna!

2/4/2008 7:34:29 PM

 
Cheryle J. Himes

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Great capture, nice work.

2/4/2008 7:39:00 PM

 
Heather 
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THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL! AWESOME COLORS AND CLARITY! GREAT WORK SHOWN HERE!

2/4/2008 7:58:51 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture, Donna. Beautiful colors and scene.

2/4/2008 8:26:33 PM

 
Harmeet Singh
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So beautiful.Great colors and composition.

2/4/2008 9:00:35 PM

 
Anna M. Halasz
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Beautiful capture,Donna. Anna

2/4/2008 9:00:56 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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I just love this, Donna! The colors are so vibrant and the silhouette stands out clearly. Wonderful!

2/4/2008 9:05:34 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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spectacular Donna... colors are stunning!

2/4/2008 9:57:09 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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AMAZING! Colors, lines, reflections, composition, light and silhouettes are absolutely gorgeous.

2/4/2008 11:01:39 PM

 
Les Rhoades
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The strong lines and overwhelming bright colors make this sublime.

2/4/2008 11:02:30 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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great colors & pov!

2/4/2008 11:59:30 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOW, awsome colors and pov Donna, Beautiful!

2/5/2008 2:08:33 AM

 
Mike Clime
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This is beautiful, Donna! Nice capture!

2/5/2008 3:30:40 AM

 
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Outstanding Donna !!
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2/5/2008 3:55:23 AM

 
Tammy K. Stacy
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Donna! This image is absolutely astounding! The color is so rich and vibrant, and it just draws you in! Great lines & composition! I love it! Very nice shot! Kudos!!! ~tamara

2/5/2008 5:42:14 AM

 
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awesome

2/5/2008 6:40:19 AM

 
John Caruso
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What a top notch composition, and your light/color work is fab, too!

2/5/2008 6:55:18 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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Beautyful golden tones!!!

2/5/2008 9:31:12 AM

 
Lydia Martin

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Just beautiful - love the little details on the foreground waves breaking the shore. And well, everything else too.

2/5/2008 11:25:39 AM

 
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Stunning colors and tones. Love the silhouette.

2/5/2008 2:57:08 PM

 
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This just POPS off the screen!!
Beautiful colors Donna!!
EXCELLENT COMPOSITION!!!

~J~

2/5/2008 3:04:30 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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This is beautiful Donna. Bill

2/5/2008 4:12:37 PM

 
William F. Clair
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Reminds me of the movie..."The Endless Summer." Great shot!!!

2/5/2008 4:47:03 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Your comments are so great and VERY much appreciated.

THANKS!!!!

Take care and best of luck!!!

Donna

2/5/2008 5:01:26 PM

 
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Wonderful work!!! Makes me feel warm just looking at it!!!

2/5/2008 5:08:00 PM

 
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Donna- Brilliant and awesome. Love the glow. The colors are so vibrant and pop. Fabulous. Love the silouetted look of the pier and the surfer. Clarity and lighting are outstanding.
Marvelous work.
Have a wonderful day, take care.

2/5/2008 5:12:03 PM

 
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What a stunner DOnna..excellent color and comp..beautifully done!!

2/5/2008 5:27:38 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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Donna...love this version! The increase contrast adds a wonderful "pop" to this dramatic and stunning photo. This is one of my *all time* favorites!! One sign of an excellent photo is how memorable it is...this one is VERY memorable! Lynn Lynn

2/5/2008 5:38:42 PM

 
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Just incredibly beautiful, Donna!!!!! ♫ k

2/5/2008 5:50:02 PM

 
Sandra R. Alvey
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Another stunning submit of this gorgeous image Donna, I particularly like this one with it's high contrast. LOVELY and it better be a winner this time!!

2/5/2008 6:07:48 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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This one really has the "wow" factor, Donna! What an amazing gallery you have!!! I hope this does well for you!

2/5/2008 8:18:44 PM

 
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Donna deserves Gold for this masterpiece!! Yeah I'm counting on the judges. Or I'll personally send one from here. LOL

2/5/2008 9:36:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again to each of you. Your compliments are so kind and so cool!!!

Take care and best of luck!!

Donna

2/6/2008 9:50:29 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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You've done it again. Whether black and white or brilliant color, you have the gift. Wonderful image. Dale

2/7/2008 8:43:09 AM

 
Sam Britt
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Stunning!

2/7/2008 6:22:31 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Dale and Sam VERY much!!!

2/8/2008 9:15:50 AM

 
Sue  Marshall
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Beautiful image Donna the colours are amazing!!

2/9/2008 4:38:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much Sue!!

2/9/2008 5:51:34 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Excellent capture Donna!

2/11/2008 8:43:07 AM

 
Irene Colling
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Very striking with bold colors. Love it.

2/11/2008 2:32:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Corinne and Irene!!!

2/13/2008 2:28:53 PM

 
Doug J. Dailey
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Donna...Very nice! need I say more: )

Best wishes,

Doug

2/14/2008 7:29:53 PM

 
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BEAUTIFUL!!! This is one amazing image.

3/15/2008 3:29:53 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Doug and Sarah for your kind compliments!!

3/15/2008 3:51:34 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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You always have such wonderful colors and clarity in these pier sunset shots, Donna. This is no exception--easy to see why it's a favorite. Good luck.

3/18/2008 8:51:25 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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A Big Congrats in your Finalist!!!

3/22/2008 10:02:44 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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A favorite and a finalist--WTG, Donna. Congratulations and good luck.

3/22/2008 10:57:11 AM

 
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WTG, Donna! Big congrats on your finalist!

3/22/2008 11:11:57 AM

 
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Congratulations Donna!,
Amalia

3/22/2008 11:32:11 AM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Donna!!

3/22/2008 11:49:35 AM

 
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Wonderfully done, Donna
Congratulations

3/22/2008 12:00:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Nikki, Elida, Colleen, Amalia, SuSana and Bill!!! I appreciate your congratulatory wishes and great comments!!!

3/22/2008 12:25:14 PM

 
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Donna congratualtion on this beautiful finalist. :O)

3/22/2008 1:15:26 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Love your surfer dude :) A big congrats on him winning a finalist! WHOHOOO

3/22/2008 1:16:05 PM

 
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A big congrats on this fantastic finalist Donna :o)

3/22/2008 1:37:31 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations, Donna!
Way to go!
Michelle

3/22/2008 2:19:22 PM

 
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THIS IS AN AWESOME FINALIST!!!
CONGRATULATIONS DONNA!!!

~J~

3/22/2008 2:34:07 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Congratulations, Donna, on your fantastic finalist!

3/22/2008 3:55:22 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Doc, Tammy, Sylvia, Michelle, Jeana and Terry!!

Take care and enjoy your Easter weekend!!

Donna

3/22/2008 4:03:52 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!

3/22/2008 4:06:44 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Gorgeous work, stunning in fact! Congratulations Donna!

3/22/2008 4:07:35 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations on this awesome finalist, Donna!!!

Debby

3/22/2008 5:49:19 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations, Donna!

3/22/2008 6:54:47 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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A BIG CONGRATS on this inspiring finalist!! WTG...Lynn :)

3/22/2008 6:58:27 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Very, very nice, Donna! Congrats to you!!

3/22/2008 7:26:56 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Beautifully done! Congratulations Donna :-)

3/22/2008 7:46:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Barbara, Bill, Debby, Sam, Lynn, Ken and Susan. I appreciate all of your inspirational comments!!!

Donna

3/22/2008 7:59:52 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous finalist!

3/23/2008 3:37:29 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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WTG! Congratulations, Donna!!!

3/23/2008 4:17:54 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Donna!

3/23/2008 4:49:50 AM

 
Cassie  L. Woodlee
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Congratulations, Donna!!

3/23/2008 7:04:17 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Way to go Donna...a wonderful finalist...congrats!

3/23/2008 8:06:07 AM

 
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BIG CONGRATS, Donna, on this BEAUTIFUL finalist! It's one of my favs! Hope it goes all the way! Deb

3/23/2008 8:15:20 AM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on this great finalist!

3/23/2008 8:37:15 AM

 
Teresa A. Burnett
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Huge congratulations Donna on this stunning finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!!

3/23/2008 10:33:25 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Great framing with the pier and great mood with the colors Donna! Congratulations and best of luck in the next round!

3/23/2008 10:49:13 AM

 
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Congrats Donna on your Excellent Finalist! Jeff

3/23/2008 12:24:49 PM

 
Cyn D Valentine
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Congratulations Donna!

3/23/2008 12:36:37 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I really appreciate your supportive comments and congratulatory wishes.

Thanks and best of luck to ALL of you!!!

Donna

3/23/2008 12:59:45 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!

3/23/2008 1:44:55 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A big congrats on this awesome finalist, Donna!!!

3/23/2008 2:00:36 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats Donna!!!

3/23/2008 2:24:57 PM

 
Sherri Gorman
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!!!

3/23/2008 5:45:54 PM

 
Angie Sidles
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Big Congrats Donna! Just gorgeous!

3/23/2008 7:22:30 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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Congratulations!!!!

3/24/2008 3:25:41 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

3/24/2008 4:28:43 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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I still think it is amazing and am not surprised!!! Congratulations and good luck next!

3/24/2008 5:14:17 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Stunning! Congratulations Donna, on your outstanding finalist!

3/24/2008 11:10:46 AM

 
Marina Moore
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Congratulations Donna!!! Outstanding image!!! :)

3/24/2008 11:41:15 AM

 
Tarun Bose
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Big congrats Donna, for your excellent finalist.

3/24/2008 11:56:53 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Awesome. Congrats!

3/24/2008 12:13:28 PM

 
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Best of luck with this stunning stunning shot.

3/24/2008 2:45:10 PM

 
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WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOo
Big Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!!

3/24/2008 3:02:23 PM

 
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Congratulations on your great finalist, my best wishes for the next round!

3/24/2008 6:49:59 PM

 
Joseph N. DiGilio
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Bravo, Donna.

3/24/2008 7:13:30 PM

 
Joan Powell
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Congrats on your wonderful image !

3/24/2008 7:35:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks for all of your inspirational comments and congratulatory wishes. I truly appreciate the great support!!!

Take care and best of luck!!

Donna

3/24/2008 7:41:48 PM

 
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Fantastic work Donna!!! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist!

3/24/2008 7:59:54 PM

 
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Such an incredible finalist, Donna!
Congratulations on your fine work!
~Lisa

3/25/2008 9:29:39 AM

 
Michael G. Marshall
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna! Your works continues to amaze! - Michael

3/25/2008 10:03:34 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Many, MANY congrats here, Donna!!

3/25/2008 10:53:11 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Renee, Lisa, Michael and Gary for your congratulatory wishes.

To all of you here at BetterPhoto, a HUGE THANK YOU of your continued inspiration and suppot!!

Take care!

Donna

3/25/2008 11:06:21 AM

 
Linda Blair
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This is gorgeous...congrats!!!!!! ☺

3/25/2008 3:37:36 PM

 
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Congrats on your Finalist Donna!

3/25/2008 4:43:43 PM

 
Roger Fry
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Another exceptional finalist Donna!

3/25/2008 6:03:39 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Fantastic composition and great silhouette, Donna.

3/26/2008 12:43:56 AM

 
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Thank you Linda, Corinne, Roger and Graeme!!! I appreciate your comments VERY much!!!!

3/26/2008 11:07:07 AM

 
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Thank you Linda, Corinne, Roger and Graeme!!! I appreciate your comments VERY much!!!!

3/26/2008 11:07:07 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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eautiful Donna! Congrats!!!

3/30/2008 2:53:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Allen!

3/30/2008 3:08:16 PM

 
Kirk Pullen
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Reminds me of the movie the endless summer. Beautiful!

3/31/2008 5:14:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks you very much for your excellent comments James!!

3/31/2008 8:00:09 PM

 
Adrian Klein
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Simply outstanding work! The gradual changes in the gradient colors here are top notch. Anyone would be glad to have something like this in their portfolio.

4/4/2008 7:48:52 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I really appreciate your very kind compliments!!! Thank you Adrian!!!

4/4/2008 8:37:55 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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WOW! Your images in your gallery are amazing. I'm really enjoying them! You have so many beautiful shots! So well done! Makes me realize how limited my little world is. I hope one day I will work my way out and expand my subjects and models and focus's as you have!

-Laura Swan

4/5/2008 9:42:22 PM

 
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Thank you Laura for your inspirational thoughts and great compliments. I appreciate your gallery visit!!

Donna

4/6/2008 10:35:23 AM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Hey, Donna, this is your winning season! Congratulations on the Honorable Mention!!

4/24/2008 11:29:22 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Honorable Mention Donna :-)

4/24/2008 11:38:48 AM

 
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Congrats on your beautiful Honorable Mention.

4/24/2008 11:52:51 AM

 
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CONGRATS ON YOUR MENTION ON THE CASH CONTEST!!!

4/24/2008 12:10:50 PM

 
Sarah Spohn
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Congrts on the HM!! Well Deserved Donna!

4/24/2008 12:16:56 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Congratulations Donna!!

4/24/2008 12:43:33 PM

 
Barbara Helgason
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Simply stunning!

4/24/2008 12:51:23 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Big congrats on your wonderful HM winner Donna :O)

4/24/2008 2:11:05 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats, Donna. Beautiful...

4/24/2008 2:47:36 PM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Donna - congrats on your HM! Great job - just beautiful and thanks for all your wonderful comments. Sue

4/24/2008 3:37:48 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome shot, Donna!!! Congratulations on HM!

4/24/2008 4:39:01 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Congratulations Donna on the award. Well deserved for an excellent image.

Dale

4/24/2008 4:54:55 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Donna, congratulations on your Honorable Mention! The light and color DAZZLE in this gorgeous photo! Wonderful!

4/24/2008 6:47:02 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations on your Honorable Mention. It is a beautiful imgae.

4/24/2008 8:12:49 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Lovely light, silhouette and colors - big congratulations on this beautiful Honorable Mention award!

4/24/2008 10:51:07 PM

 
Schiavonn M. Hasslinger
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Brilliant! Congratultions!

4/25/2008 4:40:04 PM

 
Melinda B. Shiflet
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Ooooohhh! That's NICE! I love the colors and the reflection of the water, and the silhouettes of the pier and the surfer in the background! What an awesome shot, Donna!! Great job!

Melinda

4/26/2008 5:45:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone!!! Your comments are superb and very inspirational. I appreciate your congratulatory wishes and constant support. Thanks to the judges for my honorable mention award!! I'm honored and very happy!!!

Take care and best of luck!!!

Donna

4/26/2008 8:53:53 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Big congrats, Donna on your beautiful Honorable Mention!

4/27/2008 8:22:35 AM

 
Laurie Daily
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A HUGE congrats to you on this most deserving honorable mention, Donna!

4/28/2008 5:53:08 PM

 
Ken Jarvis
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Congratulations on your Honorable Mention, Donna! Beautiful image!

4/29/2008 5:11:02 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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This is a great image from all point of views. The composition, colors, dynamics are all perfect. A great congrats on this honorable mention.
JP

4/29/2008 8:26:11 PM

 
Carol Teal
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GORGEOUS colors and wonderful silhouettes! And a BIG congrats on your honorable mention!

5/1/2008 11:37:09 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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HUGE CONGRATS DONNA!!!

WAY TO GO!!!

~J~

5/7/2008 10:54:24 AM

 
Shannon O.
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I don't know if I can add much... but incredible shot! Impressive to the max.

5/11/2008 12:56:14 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A HUGE thank you to ALL of you!! Your congratulatory wishes and great comments are VERY much appreciated!!

Thanks so much!!

Donna

5/11/2008 1:09:36 PM

 
Michael S. Swaffar
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Hello Donna... I've been checking out your gallery and it's absolutely incredible.. You have a huge range of talent. It means so much to me to get comments from you. Keep up the awesome work!

5/17/2008 8:00:19 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I feel the same way about you Michael, keep up the amazing work!! And THANKS!!!

5/17/2008 8:58:04 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your Honorable Mention Donna. This is beyond incredible. ...sorry I'm so behind.

5/19/2008 11:10:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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An OUTSTANDING compliment Kristi, THANKS!!!

5/20/2008 1:00:00 PM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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This is in deed a magnficent photo and well deserved mention, too bad no higher prize was awarded. I look at your gallery,and, it is like going to another dimension.

6/2/2008 7:28:39 AM

 
Nick Lagos
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Great colors Donna...a very striking image... congratsss

6/3/2008 2:36:46 AM

 
Heidi Knight
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Donna, I remember seeing this earlier, absolutely stunning!

6/6/2008 1:45:20 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Nemil, Nick and Heidi!!! Your comments are awesome and very much appreciated!!!

6/6/2008 5:09:25 PM

 
Lynn Haack
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I was so excited to see this receive an Honorable Mention recognition from the 'cash' contest! I have always and always will love this image...it is burned into my memory as an outstanding photo!! WTG...Lynn

6/7/2008 8:57:01 PM

 
Gena L. Talbot
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This stunning image is so beautiful and eye-catching!!!

Lynn, you are so talented. Absolutely beautiful in every way!!! :)

You have amazing photos in your gallery! :)

8/27/2008 8:39:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Lynn and Gena for your incredible comments!! I'm honored!

Donna

8/27/2008 11:46:27 PM

 
Max Aureli
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WOW!!! Brava! Nice frame with splendid gold reflections Donna!

9/7/2008 6:55:44 PM

 
Arnold Horwitz
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Great composition and beautiful colors, Donna! Congratulations!

9/7/2008 9:02:07 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Max and Arnie for your gallery visit and great comments!

Much appreciated!!!

9/7/2008 9:15:56 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, the colors!

9/10/2008 9:00:01 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Dianna!

9/10/2008 9:06:14 PM

 
Jean B. Hall
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Super colors and composition. Congratulations!

9/6/2009 2:57:53 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for your great comments and congratulatory wishes Jean!

9/6/2009 5:33:06 PM

 
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