Ann H. Belus 4/12/2011 6:02:13 PM 1

Beautiful colors, Donna; great POV! #1368922

Christopher Budny 4/12/2011 7:03:17 PM 1

Love the shiny black rocks in the foreground, instead of a sandy beach! #9347897

Dr Silly 4/12/2011 7:07:51 PM 1

Awesome colors. :O) #9347899

Sarah A. Christian 4/12/2011 7:35:51 PM 1

Spectacular capture! Stunning! Awesome, and Magnificent! #9347914

Thomas E. Hinds 4/12/2011 9:16:53 PM 1

A beautiful blend of consecutive captures to produce this amazing image! Superb work, Donna! #9347988

Katarina Mansson 4/12/2011 10:37:20 PM 1

Fantastic foreground and lovely colors in the sky. Beautiful work Donna! #9348047

Melinda F. Schneider 4/13/2011 3:57:05 AM 1

Fabulous... the foreground rocks make it a standout! #9348211

Jane Holestine 4/13/2011 5:29:16 AM 1

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! I, too, really like the black rocks in the foreground combined with the amazing color in the sky. #9348426

Marcie A. Fowler 4/13/2011 5:40:12 AM 1

Love your comp and PoV. It captured the natural layers to the image beautifully. #9348456

Kara Hendricks 4/13/2011 5:57:16 AM 1

I REALLY love the addition of the rocks in the foreground.. Makes for a visual treat Donna! #9348503

Jillian Danielson 4/13/2011 8:19:17 AM 1

WOW Donna!!!! This is GORGESOUS!! #9348645

Jill Odice 4/13/2011 2:41:36 PM 1

Great job combinig the 2 images! Nice detail in the FG and beautiful sky!!! #9349229

Kathy Cline 4/13/2011 6:42:25 PM 1

I love this shot Donna. I'm enjoying your gallery and will see u in the morning! #9349457

Ken Smith 4/14/2011 4:04:56 AM 1

Awesome!!! #9349889

Marilyn K. Lincecum 4/14/2011 8:26:25 AM 1

Another the rocks in the forground. Fantastic light and color. #9350518

David Pratt 4/16/2011 3:41:40 AM 1

Just gorgeous Donna! #9353392

Debra R. Harder 4/21/2011 11:09:33 AM 1

LOVE THIS, Donna!! Beautiful POV, colors and details. The glistening rocks add such fabulous textures to this beautifully composed image. The layers of textures and colors are awesome. always...and a FAV! Deb #9361979

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/14/2011 9:29:38 PM 1

Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!!

Take care,

Donna #9461204

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/15/2011 11:02:20 AM 1

Love this..fantastic perspective, light, detail and color. The foreground rocks really add to the image. #9462100

Usman M. Bajwa 10/2/2011 8:41:23 AM 1

'Phenomenon' is phenomenal, Donna. FAVED and I see double gold here, good luck!

UB. #9710875

Julianne Bradford 8/28/2014 7:24:26 AM 1

Gorgeous Donna! Congrats on this great finalist! #11118538

Julianne Bradford 8/28/2014 7:25:10 AM 1

Gorgeous Donna! Congrats on this great finalist! #11118539

Emile Abbott 8/28/2014 1:53:18 PM 1

Congrats on another gorgeous finalist, Donna. #11119075

Marilyn K. Lincecum 8/28/2014 4:21:09 PM 1

Gorgeous Donna. Congratulations on a well deserved finalist. Good luck in the next round. #11119344

Nadia Paul 8/28/2014 5:48:46 PM 1

Beautiful - congrats Donna! #11119507

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/28/2014 7:59:57 PM

Thank you for all of your kind words. This was such an incredible sight to see, I'm glad I could share it with all of you! #11119742

Carol Eade 8/29/2014 5:11:30 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna. #11120607

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As the sun was setting a beam of light shot up high into the sky! A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces.

This is a blend of two consecutive exposures. One for the sky, the other for the sea and foreground.

Edited in Bridge, Photoshop and Photomatix.

Oceanside, California
March 15, 2011

Exif: F Number: 22, ExposureTime: 1/2 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 4/12/2011 5:16:23 PM
Entered into contest on 7/12/2014 7:28:31 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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