Dredging the Harbor

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

Dredging the Harbor

Tamara K. Walker level-classic 5/21/2010 8:18:17 PM

Magnificent scene. #1271074

Patti Coblentz level-classic 5/21/2010 9:48:31 PM

What an incredible and beautiful sight this is to behold, Donna...even more enhanced by the dramatic lighting and depth ...gorgeous work.

Patti #8627955

Bunny Snow level-classic 5/21/2010 9:52:09 PM

Exquisite color, Donna. I cannot see the dredging boat, just the setting sun. The light is either blinding or my eyes are dull after being in photoshop all day and night.

But your capture is breath-taking. #8627957

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 5/21/2010 10:01:01 PM

Wow! Very dramatic and GORGEOUS!! #8627961

Tommy E. Burgess 5/21/2010 10:05:08 PM

Gorgeous scene and capture Donna!! You always catch the richest most beautiful colors on your sunset/sunrise sescapes. Beautiful as always! #8627966

Joy Rector 5/22/2010 4:48:22 AM

awesome #8628216

Gina Cormier level-classic 5/22/2010 4:57:15 AM

Incredible image and color! #8628239

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/22/2010 5:24:52 AM

What a very beautiful and unusual scene, Donna. The colors are breathtaking. I can see the boat but I would not have had you not pointed it out. #8628267

Ann H. Belus level-classic 5/22/2010 7:27:55 AM

Incredible depth and color, Donna...this is beautiful! #8628533

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/22/2010 8:26:41 AM

Gorgeous capture with exquisite light and sand formations, Donna. I think you have another winner here. Good Luck1

UB. #8628657

Kathy Cline level-classic 5/22/2010 10:04:42 AM

Im in Hawaii and thinking of you. #8628758

Renata Gusciora level-classic 5/22/2010 2:29:32 PM

AWesome image and colors,Donna! #8629050

Erica Murphy level-classic 5/22/2010 5:52:25 PM

Super beautiful!! #8629289

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/22/2010 6:18:41 PM

Thank you for all of your remarkable comments!!

Donna #8629324

Julianne Bradford 5/24/2010 10:18:13 AM

Where have I been? WOW!! I can certainly see what you were talking about! I see the dredger in the great details! What a terrific pov,capture and fabulous processing Donna! #8632407

Luigi Di Serio level-classic 5/25/2010 12:02:31 PM

That flowing raging red is so awesome! #8641055

Gina M. Savage level-classic 5/30/2010 12:13:10 PM

Beautiful, Donna, it looks so dreamy. Have to add this one to my favorites. #8653378

Ken Smith level-classic 5/31/2010 6:50:53 PM

Wow is right....superb, Donna! #8656176

Dianna Murphy 6/2/2010 9:17:19 PM

Really pretty and interesting #8661368

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 6/2/2010 9:43:33 PM

This is just amazing Donna.....wow!! #8661397

Debra R. Harder 6/28/2010 3:00:54 PM

An absolute MASTERPIECE!! LOVE THIS! FAVED!! Deb #8721988

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/30/2010 2:11:58 PM

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments!

A special thank you to my friend, Kathy Cline!! She was with me on this unforgettable evening!!!

Take care,

Donna #8795835

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 7/31/2010 7:34:56 PM

The shadows and light gives this photo texture and dimension, Donna. Very nice job! #8798044

Erica Murphy level-classic 8/13/2010 3:02:06 PM

Congratulations on another lovely finalist Donna! #8826906

Nikki McDonald level-classic 8/13/2010 4:28:24 PM

Usman finally scores LOL He's right, you know -- this is a wonderful image. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Donna. #8827634

Susan Fox 8/13/2010 5:45:25 PM

Congrats on all your beautiful finalists Donna! #8828250

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/13/2010 8:03:53 PM

SOOOOOOO glad to see this get its deserving recognition, Donna. Thanks for persevering with this image. Hope it gets a big gold too!

UB. #8829185

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/14/2010 6:43:33 AM

wohoo congrats Donna! #8830774

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/14/2010 7:10:07 AM

Congratulations, Donna on this stunning finalist! #8830944

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/14/2010 7:30:02 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8831095

Debra R. Harder 8/14/2010 1:51:50 PM

This has to be GOLD!! OUTSTANDING, Donna! One of my FAVS! Huge congratulations again! Deb #8832894

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/14/2010 5:23:17 PM

Thank you for all of your incredible comments and constant support!!!!!

I would also like to thank the BetterPhoto judges and staff!!!

Take care,

Donna #8833851

Liz blahh 8/14/2010 10:59:26 PM

Congrats on this stunning fianlist! #8834673

Patti Coblentz level-classic 8/15/2010 12:39:32 AM

Congratulations on this finalist, Donna...an amazing image!! #8834921

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/15/2010 7:06:02 AM

Beyond words, Donna! CONGRATULATIONDS & good luck! #8835679

Lydia Williams level-classic 8/15/2010 7:14:11 AM

Another fabulous finalist...amazing colors and catch...Congratulations, Donna! #8835728

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/15/2010 1:41:15 PM

Thanks again for ALL of your extraordinary comments and congratulatory wishes!! I appreciate your constant support!!!!

Donna #8836893

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/15/2010 4:21:34 PM

Congrats on a gorgeous capture with outstanding color, Donna!!! Best luck!!! #8837304

Kathy Cline level-classic 8/15/2010 4:40:59 PM

Thank you for the messages. I miss you and I miss photography...Iv been so sad with my Moms brain surgery etc. Always thinking of you! xoxo #8837351

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/15/2010 6:48:44 PM

Gloriously GORGEOUS, Donna! WTG on this and all your other beautiful finalists! :-) k #8837694

Robyn A. Terrell 8/15/2010 6:51:59 PM

All of your finalists are absolutely stunning, donna. Congrats on a wonderful month! #8837702

Renee Doyle level-classic 8/16/2010 2:22:38 PM

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on this excellent first place winner!! #8839806

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/16/2010 2:26:21 PM

HEYYYYY Donna, CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal GOLD MEDAL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8839831

Susan Fox level-classic 8/16/2010 2:29:07 PM

Congratulations on your first place win! #8839846

Claudine Grove level-classic 8/16/2010 2:30:22 PM

Congrats on the gold! Beautiful image #8839855

Agnes Fegan level-classic 8/16/2010 2:41:24 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful first place win! #8839929

Michelle L. Frick 8/16/2010 2:52:56 PM

Congratulations Donna! GORGEOUS!!! #8839980

Michelle L. Frick 8/16/2010 3:00:51 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding 1st Place Gold award Donna. A very deserving Win for an outstanding Photo.

Brian #8840012

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 8/16/2010 3:10:49 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Donna -- a superb image! #8840060

Michael G. Marshall level-classic 8/16/2010 3:20:57 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your wonderful winning image! Michael #8840107

Jessica Jenney level-classic 8/16/2010 3:23:15 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous First Place Win! #8840120

Rolando Rosito level-classic 8/16/2010 3:24:54 PM

Wonderful winner Donna, big congratulations!! #8840132

Liz blahh level-classic 8/16/2010 3:25:44 PM

Congratulations on your Winning image! #8840140

Michelle Alton level-classic 8/16/2010 3:28:14 PM

Stunning and brilliant prize winner, Donna. A huge congratulations! #8840159

Kara L. Hendricks level-classic 8/16/2010 3:29:57 PM

WOOHOO.. Congrats on your First Place Donna!!! #8840172

Ann H. Belus level-classic 8/16/2010 3:32:17 PM

Awesome image, Donna...congratulations on this super winner! #8840190

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 8/16/2010 3:34:03 PM

Fantastic July Winner, Donna! :-) k #8840198

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 8/16/2010 3:41:16 PM

on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8840253

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/16/2010 3:49:13 PM

WOW!!! Fantastic scene and most deserved first place winner, Donna!!! Congratulations!!! #8840326

Carol L. Fowler 8/16/2010 3:49:48 PM

Congrats on the Win! #8840332

Rona L. Schwarz 8/16/2010 3:55:22 PM

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning FIRST PLACE WINNER, Donna! It is a masterpiece and so very well-deserved! #8840371

Anita Hogue 8/16/2010 3:58:34 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your outstanding first place image, Donna! #8840411

Daniella Puente 8/16/2010 3:59:41 PM

HUGE congrats on your win Donna!!! #8840424

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 8/16/2010 4:07:29 PM

Congrats on your awesome first place winner, Donna!!! #8840493

Susan Candelario level-classic 8/16/2010 4:19:04 PM

Big Congratz and very well deserved! #8840596

Patti Coblentz level-classic 8/16/2010 4:41:13 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Donna!! WTG! #8840729

Monnie Ryan level-classic 8/16/2010 4:41:21 PM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Donna! #8840730

Renata Gusciora level-classic 8/16/2010 4:56:49 PM

Big congratualtions on youe beautiful First Prize winner,Donna!!!:-) #8840806

Tammy Espino level-classic 8/16/2010 4:58:28 PM

Congrats~ #8840814

Debra R. Harder 8/16/2010 5:04:37 PM


Randy D. Dinkins level-classic 8/16/2010 5:06:50 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved win!! Well done! #8840877

Vickie J. Jenkins 8/16/2010 5:21:32 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your wonderful 1st Place win. Way to go!!! #8840943

Elida Gutierrez 8/16/2010 5:22:37 PM

Congrats on this beautiful sunset winner!!! #8840950

David Phalen level-classic 8/16/2010 5:26:09 PM

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8840975

Stanley C. Sims 8/16/2010 5:31:58 PM

Outstanding colors, and composition. Big congratulations on your win Donna. #8841022

Chris Schlosser 8/16/2010 5:50:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful first place win, Donna! #8841076

Danny B. Head level-classic 8/16/2010 6:02:08 PM

Great win, Donna! The colors are outstanding! #8841124

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/16/2010 6:04:23 PM

HUGE CONGRATZ, Donna! I know you know how happy I am to see this Win the First Prize!! WTG!

UB. #8841134

Sam Britt level-classic 8/16/2010 6:14:13 PM

Big Congratulations on your first place win, Donna! #8841187

Julianne Bradford level-classic 8/16/2010 6:22:21 PM

WTG Girlfriend! Major congratulations on this stunning winner! I'm so happy for you :-)This is such an amazing winner! #8841238

Steve M. Harrington level-classic 8/16/2010 6:28:49 PM

Truly deserving, Donna! :)
Steve #8841283

Ken Smith level-classic 8/16/2010 7:53:13 PM

You nailed this one, Donna. Congrats to you!! #8841632

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 8/16/2010 8:01:03 PM

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on a well deserved First Place!! #8841662

Nadia Paul level-classic 8/16/2010 9:10:49 PM

All I can say is WOW - congrats on your win Donna! #8841815

Susan M. Campbell level-classic 8/16/2010 9:12:49 PM

Totally awesome. Congrats Donna. #8841825

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/16/2010 9:56:32 PM

Spectacular ocean scene, Donna!
What a well-deserved First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you! #8841908

Karen E. Baumann level-classic 8/16/2010 10:02:16 PM

Wonderfully rich with colors and textures... Congratulations!!! #8841916

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/16/2010 10:25:51 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna. #8841959

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 8/17/2010 12:12:37 AM

Outstanding winner ! congratulations Donna. #8842102

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 8/17/2010 2:20:52 AM

Hey, Donna! Just gorgeous! Congratulations! #8842200

Stefania Barbier level-classic 8/17/2010 4:41:31 AM

fantastic win Donna, congratulations! #8842368

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 8/17/2010 5:00:36 AM

Congratulations Donna on this gorgeous win. Stunning! #8842448

Karen Celella level-classic 8/17/2010 5:07:23 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic first place winner, Donna! #8842475

Murry Grigsby 8/17/2010 5:24:53 AM

Congrats on your terrific image and win Donna! #8842552

Linda Blair 8/17/2010 5:47:12 AM

Gorgeous and well deserved win...congratulations!!! #8842647

Gina Cormier level-classic 8/17/2010 5:59:00 AM


Datha Y. Thompson 8/17/2010 6:15:22 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8842770

Linda D. Lester level-classic 8/17/2010 6:20:34 AM

Congratulations.....love this!!! :) #8842785

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 8/17/2010 6:34:16 AM

Magnificient, Donna. Huge congrats on this outstanding first place winner. Just beautiful. #8842842

Kathy Cline level-classic 8/17/2010 6:45:44 AM

Good Morning Donna!! Im so happy for you. Im also excited because I was with you during this shot and we had such fun running back and forth in the dark, sand and splashing waves!! Im celebrating with you today! MISS U MUCH

glitter-graphics.com #8842905

Stan Kwasniowski 8/17/2010 8:28:32 AM

Donna, congratulations #8843176

Katarina Mansson 8/17/2010 8:41:33 AM

WTG Donna - big congratulations! #8843205

Mitch Spence level-classic 8/17/2010 9:05:05 AM

It's an extraordinary image, Donna. Congratulations to you on the gold. #8843287

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/17/2010 10:55:15 AM

Thank you everyone, I'm so excited!!!! What an incredible honor!!!!

I appreciate all of your super comments and congratulatory wishes!!!

Thanks again to the judges and staff at BetterPhoto! Also, to my friend, Kathy Cline!!! She was with me on this unforgettable photography adventure!!!


Donna #8843458

Sharon Day level-classic 8/17/2010 10:56:39 AM

Gorgeous shot, Donna!! Big congratulations on your 1st prize win! #8843462

Jeff Robinson level-classic 8/17/2010 11:48:47 AM

Congrats Donna on a very well deserved 1st Place Win!! Jeff #8843558

Lydia Williams level-classic 8/17/2010 12:48:15 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your amazing First Place win! :) #8843732

Denny E. Barnes level-classic 8/17/2010 2:18:51 PM

Very Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations on you excellent First Place Win!! It well deserves the gold!!! #8843972

Ian M. Hill level-classic 8/17/2010 6:03:23 PM

Congratulations Donna on your first place win,well deserved, a beautiful image!! #8844461

Maria Coulson 8/17/2010 8:03:56 PM

Congratulations Donna. Beautiful light! #8844665

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/17/2010 9:35:38 PM

Huge congrats on your well deserved First Place win, Donna! #8844784

Janie S. Oliver 8/17/2010 9:40:51 PM

Gorgeous! Congrats on your win. #8844797

anonymous 8/18/2010 6:38:43 AM

Huge congrats on your Beautiful FP winning image. #8845517

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic 8/18/2010 8:20:07 AM

Congratulations. This is a good one. #8845774

Ross Throndson 8/18/2010 9:47:47 AM

W o w ... Amazing image, Donna....Huge Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner....WTG !! :-) #8845899

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/18/2010 9:54:54 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner Donna!!! #8845910

Irene Colling level-classic 8/18/2010 10:15:21 AM

A wonderful scenic Donna with richly colored sky and forground.

Congratulations on your excelent winner. #8845970

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/18/2010 1:53:16 PM

Thanks again to each of you! I appreciate your congratulatory wishes, super comments, friendships and constant inspiration!!!

Take care,

Donna #8846350

Rick Clark 8/18/2010 7:33:07 PM

Great winner, congrats Donna! #8846979

Phyllis H. Burchett 8/18/2010 8:41:21 PM

BIG congrats to you Donna on your win! #8847089

Cindy Bendush level-classic 8/18/2010 9:39:21 PM

Big congratulations on your win Donna! #8847146

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:21:55 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847217

Manos Peponas 8/18/2010 10:21:56 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847218

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 8/18/2010 10:40:39 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win, Donna!!! #8847278

Charlotte LaBarbera level-classic 8/19/2010 7:41:24 AM

Congratulations on your first place win and your many finalist images for the month. Beautiful work. #8848264

Marcel J. Fernandez 8/19/2010 9:07:58 AM

Hi Donna, Congratulations on your most outstanding First Place Winner. Keep up the great work! #8848433

Tarun Bose 8/19/2010 10:53:48 AM

Big congrats for your outstanding winner, Donna. #8848591

Dianna Murphy 8/19/2010 1:43:49 PM

I believe you have many of your sunsets that should be winners so this is overdue. Congratulations. #8848885

Becky J. Parkinson level-classic 8/19/2010 7:33:32 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on this very deserving winner!! I have been out of town, so I am just writing now, but it is awesome!! #8849558

Christine Czernin level-classic 8/20/2010 10:59:18 AM

Absolutely beautiful, Donna.
Congratulations on this most deserving win. #8850899

Val Feldman level-classic 8/20/2010 1:55:26 PM

Donna! Please forgive me on the tardiness of my congrats to you on this fantastic First Place Winner...family medical problems...but slowly getting better! Late but sincerely heartfelt congratulations! ~Val #8851193

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 8/24/2010 1:45:28 AM

Big congratulations ! Donna. Super win and excellent composition as well. #8858140

Antonio Amen level-classic 8/24/2010 4:30:37 AM

Beautiful image, well done. #8858336

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 8/27/2010 12:17:49 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on your first place win. #8865235

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 9/13/2010 7:19:06 PM

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your great comments and constant support!

Take care!!

Donna #8898979

Arturo Guerra 12/11/2010 3:46:46 PM

Gorgeous image!
Superb lighting and tonalities.
I enjoyed looking at your terrific gallery.
Big congratulations! #9093288

Karen Slagle 1/27/2011 7:18:01 PM

Belated congrats on your outstanding winning image, Donna. This is incredible... #9198002

Melinda B. Shiflet 1/31/2011 6:27:13 PM

Donna, MUCHO Congratulations on your winner, here! With all of the neat colors, hues, shadows, and all rolled into a BEAUTIFUL composition, it is very well deserved! Wonderful job!! Sorry, I've been a little out of the BP practice here, but wanted to touch base. Hope you're doing well. Your sunsets are always absolutely GORGEOUS! Take care! #9204737

Thomas E. Hinds 4/4/2011 5:59:00 PM

Donna, I had not seen this stunning image! So well deserved to be a Winner! Congratulations! #9334630

Jeffrey M. Smith 6/25/2011 11:27:46 AM

Just OUT-BLOODY-STANDING!!!! the Dof is so exceptional I dont think I have seen better! A true masterpiece that puts ansel adams to shame! You have more gold than ft knox and the fed reserve combined! If you dont already I am POSITIVE you could get all your camera gear comped just by letting them sponsor. I know sony will do it for sure and so will Cokin filters.
It is a true privilege to view these before they end up in a private gallery
Jeff #9485041

Karen Slagle 7/31/2011 2:16:28 PM

Wow Donna. This is incredible and those colors are stunning. Huge congrats on your awesome winning image. Thank you for your very kind comment on mine. #9571903

Keith L. Clayton 10/10/2011 3:49:06 PM

This image just blows me away - It doesn't get any better than this. Well done, Donna!! #9727825

Jill Odice level-classic 7/30/2012 12:19:01 AM

Almost looks like it could be Mars! Gorgeous colors! #10249781

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 7/30/2012 10:23:54 AM

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!!! #10250324

Steven B. Lorraine 3/16/2013 6:43:01 PM

This is awesome,super colors of the sky and water,great work #10612439

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic 6/12/2013 3:31:31 PM

WOW! This is outstanding work, Beautiful color and detail!!
I consider this a work of art and it's going into my favorites..
Congratulations on your First Place win! #10731058

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 6/13/2013 3:49:47 AM

Thank you!!!! #10731450

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic 9/6/2014 6:19:56 PM

Amazing shot #11127763

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If you look closely, you can see the boat that dredges the harbor, in the right hand corner.

Oceanside Beach, California
April 15, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -1.67 EC / 18 mm
F 7.1 @ 1/100 ISO 200

*Nature & Landscapes*

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -1.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 5/21/2010 7:35:09 PM

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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