Dazzle & Delight

Anita Hogue level-classic 7/1/2010 3:08:39 PM

Nobody does these shots better than you! WOW, this is amazing! #1284034

Michael Umbreit level-classic 7/1/2010 3:50:29 PM

Donna - Beautiful!! - Mike #8728592

Jeff Robinson level-classic 7/1/2010 3:50:58 PM

You get the most beautiful evening images at the beach Donna! Wonderful color and capture! Jeff #8728594

Jessica Jenney level-classic 7/1/2010 4:05:39 PM

Stunning capture, Donna! FAVE! #8728630

Rony Sagy level-classic 7/1/2010 5:43:46 PM

Fantastic capture, Donna. #8728780

Mary E. Lake level-classic 7/1/2010 6:27:16 PM

Stunning image Donna, I love the colors! :) #8728895

Julianne Bradford level-classic 7/1/2010 10:10:40 PM

Wonderful work Donna. The colors are amazing :-) They'll be here again soon! #8729237

Gina Cormier level-classic 7/2/2010 5:53:50 AM

Outstanding Donna!!!!! #8729837

Brenda Sides level-classic 7/2/2010 9:43:16 AM

This is beautiful, lovely colors, Donna:) #8730266

Debra R. Harder level-classic 7/2/2010 10:19:25 AM

OMG, Donna...this is absolutely STUNNING! I could look at this all day! BEAUTIFUL...and FAVED! Deb #8730335

Sheila D. Robertson 7/2/2010 2:59:45 PM

Wow, Donna, it doesn't get any better than this! We'll see it again. #8730706

Renee Doyle level-classic 7/2/2010 3:21:03 PM

Beautiful light, excellent star bursts and fantastic comp!!! Stunning capture Donna!! #8730748

Susan Weisensel level-classic 7/2/2010 8:16:16 PM

Gorgeous night image Donna. #8731151

Ann H. Belus level-classic 7/2/2010 9:41:13 PM

Absolutely gorgeous colors, Donna; beautifuly captured! #8731237

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 7/3/2010 6:43:58 PM

FABulous Donna! #8732825

Shirley A. Kinney 7/13/2010 6:08:27 PM

Beautiful, Donna. #8759885

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 7/30/2010 1:05:37 PM

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

Take care,



Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 8/8/2010 9:10:45 AM

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! #8813511

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 9/13/2010 6:48:08 PM

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 #8898880

Tammy Espino 10/15/2010 11:24:04 AM

Congrats on this awesome finalist :)I would be there everyday ~ #8968987

Julianne Bradford 10/15/2010 11:38:33 AM

WTG Donna! Congratulations on this stunning finalist! #8969135

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/15/2010 12:55:22 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Jessica Jenney level-classic 10/15/2010 3:30:14 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous finalist! #8970611

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/15/2010 4:14:35 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8970882

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/15/2010 4:32:21 PM

Love it!

Congrats again, Donna!
Debby #8971046

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 10/15/2010 4:32:54 PM

Congrats! #8971051

Patti Coblentz level-classic 10/15/2010 5:08:01 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Donna! I love the winding light reflections. #8971379

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/15/2010 10:54:04 PM

congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna!!! #8972501

Katarina Mansson 10/15/2010 11:54:36 PM

Amazing light, tones and comp. Congratulations Donna! #8972580

Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 10/16/2010 4:29:20 AM

A magical finalist, Donna! Congratulations! #8972808

Janet McNeil level-classic 10/16/2010 4:45:01 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #8972852

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/16/2010 5:05:33 AM

Congrats on a stunning finalist, Donna. #8972916

Karen Celella level-classic 10/16/2010 7:15:34 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Donna. Love those star lights. #8973389

Linda Blair level-classic 10/16/2010 7:30:02 AM

Fantastic finalist...congratulations!!! #8973447

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 10/16/2010 8:45:34 AM

Congratulations Donna on this well deserved Finalist!!! #8973593

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/16/2010 8:48:59 AM

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

Take care!

Donna #8973603

Cesar J. La Rosa 10/16/2010 9:58:02 AM

One of my favorites, Donna!!!
Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist!!!
Cesar #8973827

Merna L. Nobile 10/16/2010 12:12:12 PM

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

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/16/2010 12:24:48 PM

Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations! #8974387

Debra R. Harder level-classic 10/16/2010 12:34:36 PM

Happy to see one of my FAVs here, Donna! This is truly MAGICAL!! CONGRATULATIONS on another outstanding finalist! Deb #8974424

Erica Murphy level-classic 10/16/2010 8:13:54 PM

Beautiful work Donna! Congratulations! #8975572

Naomi Weiser 10/17/2010 5:36:19 AM

wonderful capture. I live the sparkly lights and the colors, and the title is great, congrats! #8976108

Karen Engelbreth 10/17/2010 4:11:37 PM

A big congrats on your wonderful win, Donna... #8977666

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/17/2010 4:19:19 PM

Beautiful, Donna! Huge Congratulations! #8977721

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 10/17/2010 4:23:05 PM

Congrats, Donna, on your stunning winner! #8977741

Patti Coblentz level-classic 10/17/2010 4:41:20 PM

WTG Donna! Congratulations on your stunning winner!! #8977856

Kathy Cline level-classic 10/17/2010 4:47:05 PM

the Pier Queen RULES!!

Leslie McLain level-classic 10/17/2010 4:51:16 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner, Donna. #8977910

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 10/17/2010 4:55:15 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #8977928

Lydia Williams level-classic 10/17/2010 5:04:12 PM

Congratulations on your gold, Donna...Fantastic! #8977967

Bunny Snow level-classic 10/17/2010 5:09:39 PM

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!!!

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic 10/17/2010 5:24:08 PM

on your 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #8978068

Christopher Budny level-classic 10/17/2010 5:50:58 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #8978286

Ken Smith level-classic 10/17/2010 6:08:37 PM

Beautiful lighting, Donna...congrats on the gold! #8978373

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 10/17/2010 6:11:08 PM

Congratulations on this Excellent Winning Image, Donna! #8978394

Murry Grigsby 10/17/2010 6:39:41 PM

Congrats on your fine photo and win Donna! #8978563

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 10/17/2010 6:40:13 PM

Stunning Image Donna! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #8978569

Terry Cervi level-classic 10/17/2010 6:52:32 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous win, Donna! #8978621

Rona L. Schwarz 10/17/2010 7:52:55 PM

This is certainly dazzling, Donna! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on this outstanding Gold Winner! #8978807

Sam Britt 10/17/2010 8:06:18 PM

Big Congratulations on this terrific winner, Donna! #8978857

Debra R. Harder level-classic 10/17/2010 8:20:14 PM

So HAPPY to see this win GOLD, Donna!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on your SPECTACULAR winner!!! Deb #8978911

Alan L. Borror 10/17/2010 9:17:48 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Donna! #8979007

Renee Doyle level-classic 10/17/2010 11:10:47 PM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner Donna!! #8979133

Katarina Mansson 10/17/2010 11:23:39 PM

Congratulations on another beautiful sunset winner Donna! #8979170

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 10/17/2010 11:25:52 PM

Donna, huge CONGRATZ on this terrific winner!!

UB. #8979176

Sheila D. Robertson 10/18/2010 12:24:19 AM

Congratulations! #8979260

Stefania Barbier level-classic 10/18/2010 2:30:55 AM

gorgeous winner, congratulations!!! #8979312

Tiia Vissak level-classic 10/18/2010 3:20:17 AM

Congratulations on your winner! #8979404

Linda Blair level-classic 10/18/2010 6:04:59 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner!!! #8980004

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 10/18/2010 7:30:49 AM

Big congrats Donna. Fantastic winner.
JP #8980289

Carla Capra level-classic 10/18/2010 7:39:20 AM

Congratulations on your winning image.
;) CC #8980327

Monnie Ryan 10/18/2010 8:33:21 AM

Super work, Donna -- a great big congratulations on your win! #8980494

Mitch Spence level-classic 10/18/2010 8:51:57 AM

Your pier images are always dazzling and delightful, Donna, and so is this one. Congratulations. #8980534

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/18/2010 8:56:12 AM

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

Thanks so much!!

Donna #8980540

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 10/18/2010 9:14:22 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Winner, Donna! WTG! #8980596

Val Feldman level-classic 10/18/2010 11:55:27 AM

No one does Southern Cal evening shots with so much Dazzle and Delight (and gorgeous pizazz!) as you, Donna! A superb win - CONGRATULATIONS!!! ~Val #8980961

Jessica Jenney level-classic 10/18/2010 12:48:57 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your stunning win! #8981083

Susan M. Hembree level-classic 10/18/2010 2:11:58 PM

Always beautiful, Donna! Congratulations! #8981203

Stanley C. Sims level-classic 10/18/2010 6:05:17 PM

Awsome dhot Donna. Congrats on this winner. Wish I could see this place. #8981731

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 10/18/2010 6:18:12 PM

Congratulatins Donna on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT #8981788

Jeana Clark level-classic 10/18/2010 6:18:33 PM

Beautiful light and colors!!!!!
Congratulations Donna
on this Fabulous Winner!!!!

~J~ #8981792

Daniella Puente level-classic 10/18/2010 6:27:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful winner Donna!!! #8981839

Anne McKinnell 10/18/2010 7:58:56 PM

Donna, this must be your favourite location, and you capture it so well. Congratulations on your winner! #8981993

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 10/18/2010 8:53:14 PM

Congratulations on your Win, Donna!! #8982041

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/19/2010 12:20:06 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned Winner, Donna! #8982218

Karen Celella level-classic 10/19/2010 4:14:14 AM

Huge congratulations on your fabulous winner, Donna! #8982456

Carmody Baker level-classic 10/19/2010 11:59:45 AM

This is stunning Donna. Congratulations! #8983647

Datha Y. Thompson level-classic 10/19/2010 9:07:28 PM

AMAZING Donna!!!!!!
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! :) #8984698

Maria Coulson 10/20/2010 1:45:31 PM

Donna, huge congratulations! #8985947

Sharon Sawyer level-classic 10/21/2010 1:48:13 AM

Donna, congratulations on your beautiful and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #8986791

Kathleen Brennan 10/21/2010 3:07:14 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #8988291

Tarun Bose 10/21/2010 8:53:34 PM

Big congrats for your winner, Donna. #8988725

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 10/22/2010 12:11:46 PM

Congrats on this stunning win! #8989961

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/24/2010 12:10:37 PM

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

Take care,

Donna #8993097

Erica Murphy level-classic 10/30/2010 10:57:24 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner Donna!! #9005002

Diane E. Deming level-classic 11/1/2010 4:22:56 PM

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. #9009059

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Oceanside Pier
Oceanside, California
January 28, 2010

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

*Travel & Place*

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 6/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 7/1/2010 2:07:57 PM

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