Child's Play

Tiia Vissak 6/10/2011 12:06:55 AM

great tones, light & perspective! #1384063

Renee Doyle 6/10/2011 12:43:40 AM

Perfection Donna!! #9453077

Katarina Mansson 6/10/2011 12:52:33 AM

Beautiful, heartwarming, perfect! #9453082

Michelle Alton 6/10/2011 2:11:58 AM

Fantastic...should be among the June winners! #9453113

Agnes Fegan 6/10/2011 2:40:43 AM

Beautiful in every way! #9453141

Ray Thoms 6/10/2011 5:12:20 AM

A gorgeous image Donna....very nicely done!!!! #9453451

Leslie McLain 6/10/2011 5:35:19 AM

Stunning capture and colors, Donna. #9453527

Marcie A. Fowler 6/10/2011 5:50:20 AM

Simply stunning. #9453558

Monnie Ryan 6/10/2011 7:17:04 AM

Hard to find anything more beautiful than this, Donna! HTD! #9453681

Christopher Budny 6/10/2011 8:05:21 AM

A beautiful capture; the pier makes a natural "perspective line" to the horizon. #9453778

Mary Timman 6/10/2011 8:18:57 AM

Beautiful composition with lovely golden liquid gold! #9453814

Karen E. Baumann 6/10/2011 8:53:12 AM

Wonderful addition to your pier images, Donna! HTD! #9453869

Chuck Bruton 6/10/2011 11:22:08 AM

Great capture #9454076

Amanda D. Austwick 6/10/2011 11:24:24 AM

Love the tones and the capture Donna! #9454083

Mary Beth Aiello 6/10/2011 11:30:23 AM

No one captures piers better than you, Donna. Spectacular. #9454100

Mitch Spence 6/10/2011 12:29:51 PM

You do have and capture the most gorgeous sunsets, Donna, and the silhouettes of the running children are great against the long, long line of the pier. #9454167

JudyAnn Rector 6/10/2011 1:24:22 PM

Very beautiful in SO many ways, Donna... great job as always!! #9454246

Nikki McDonald 6/10/2011 1:33:04 PM

Beautiful color and clarity, Donna, and I love the life that the children add to the image. #9454259

Kathy Cline 6/10/2011 2:41:02 PM

Wow Donna
This is killer beautiful
I love the children!,,
Xxoo #9454331

Julianne Bradford 6/11/2011 10:01:54 AM

Just beautiful Donna! What an exquisite capture! #9455398

Jill Odice 6/11/2011 11:01:26 AM

No matter how many times you post shots of this beach, no 2 are alike. Love the colors and the kids running was the perfect moment caught in time by you and your camera Donna! #9455440

Susana Ms Heide 6/11/2011 7:48:04 PM

Breathtaking and so perfect in every detail!!! I never tire of your pier shots! WOW!! #9455878

Susan M. Campbell 6/12/2011 5:05:27 AM

Excellent timing! This is fabulous. #9456161

Erica Murphy 6/14/2011 5:23:43 PM

Great capture!! #9460819

Stephanie Halstead 6/15/2011 12:02:54 PM

Delightful! #9462177

The Judges at 9/25/2011 5:08:36 PM

Wow! #9691516

Julianne Bradford 9/25/2011 6:02:29 PM

The judges said it best Donna WOW!! Hope we see gold here! #9692011

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/25/2011 6:13:02 PM

Another "wow" finalist, Donna!

Congratulations! #9692090

Datha Y. Thompson 9/25/2011 8:08:07 PM

WOW is right!! Gorgeous Donna :)
Congratulations!! WTG :) #9692791

Freddy Bland 9/25/2011 8:57:12 PM

Wonderful Finalist, Donna!! Congratulations on this fantasic capture!! #9693040

Patti Coblentz 9/25/2011 9:40:39 PM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Donna! #9693176

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/25/2011 9:54:24 PM

Congratulations again Donna on your beautiful finalist !! #9693220

Bojan Bencic 9/26/2011 12:11:28 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna. #9693654

Gina M. Savage 9/26/2011 1:05:19 AM

Gorgeous capture and congrats, Donna! #9693767

Naomi Weiser 9/26/2011 1:26:14 AM

great lighting, congrats #9693812

Nadia Paul 9/26/2011 1:56:55 AM

Congrats on your wonderful finalist Donna! #9693936

Stefania Barbier 9/26/2011 2:38:04 AM

superb Donna, huge congrats again!!! #9694079

Usman M. Bajwa 9/26/2011 4:20:18 AM

Donna, Huge CONGRATZ on the Finalist and all the best in the next round!!!


Kathy Cline 9/26/2011 4:45:30 AM

Cant wait to meet up with you again in April.

Naomi Weiser 9/26/2011 5:26:49 AM

great lighting, congrats #9694638

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/26/2011 5:39:50 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #9694688

Mary Timman 9/26/2011 6:17:20 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist! #9694825

Amanda D. Austwick 9/26/2011 10:23:17 AM

Congrats Donna on this beautiful Finalist! #9695793

Mitch Spence 9/26/2011 11:57:08 AM

Beautiful scene, Donna. Congratulations on the finalist. #9696133

Emile Abbott 9/26/2011 12:38:04 PM

Awesome tones and congrats on another stunning finalist, Donna #9696300

Susan Fox 9/26/2011 2:54:25 PM

Congratulations Donna on another wonderful finalist! #9696866

Christopher Budny 9/26/2011 5:45:56 PM

Queen of the piers, I think... yes. No question. Congratulations, Donna! #9697444

Debra R. Harder 9/26/2011 5:46:08 PM

Right into my FAVS!! This has GOLD all over it, Donna! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9697446

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/26/2011 5:52:04 PM

Thanks to each of you, including the Judges!!! I'm deeply honored!!



Terry Cervi 9/26/2011 6:55:57 PM

Beautiful golden light! Congrats on your finalist, Donna! #9697701

ALLEN O. HOWARD 9/26/2011 7:22:33 PM

A wonderful image Donna! Congratulations!!! #9697788

Kristi A. Howson 9/26/2011 8:51:56 PM

Gorgeous light and Pier shot Donna. Love it. Congratulations and best of luck! #9698101

Stefania Barbier 9/26/2011 10:32:54 PM

gorgeous winner, congratulations Donna!!! #9698282

Patti Coblentz 9/26/2011 11:06:57 PM

Just so stunning, Donna...big congratulations on your win!!! #9698370

Darryl Wilkinson 9/26/2011 11:21:02 PM

Sweet shot, Donna! Congratulations on your win! #9698402

Mary K. Robison 9/27/2011 12:04:50 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well earned Gold Winner, Donna! #9698546

Barbara Waldoch 9/27/2011 12:25:55 AM

Huge congratulations! #9698602

Alan L. Borror 9/27/2011 1:56:49 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, donna! #9698739

Renee Doyle 9/27/2011 2:04:33 AM

Beautiful winner Donna!! Big congratulations to you! #9698751

Christopher Budny 9/27/2011 3:34:32 AM

Gold really is the only coordinating color this should wear... congratulations again! #9698921

Laura Greene 9/27/2011 4:06:29 AM

Donna, Way to go and congrats on this "Wow!" photo! Congrats on the big win. #9699019

Gina Cormier 9/27/2011 4:09:20 AM


Katarina Mansson 9/27/2011 4:23:09 AM

WTG - congratulations on your outstanding winner Donna! #9699110

Amy M. Wilson 9/27/2011 4:23:58 AM

Huge congratulations on your EXCELLENT Gold winner, Donna!!! #9699114

Usman M. Bajwa 9/27/2011 4:31:03 AM

Glad to see this again, Donna. HUGE CONGRATZ on the beautiful Gold Winner, WTG!!!

UB. #9699149

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/27/2011 4:34:01 AM

Congrats on this beauty. Nice winner! #9699160

Jessica Jenney 9/27/2011 6:04:35 AM

Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous winner! #9699473

Lisa J. Boulden 9/27/2011 6:09:09 AM

A delightful winner!
Congratulations, Donna!
~♥~Lisa #9699490

Linda D. Lester 9/27/2011 6:29:47 AM

Congratulations on your awesome win!!! #9699582

Terry Cervi 9/27/2011 6:44:09 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Donna! #9699666

Val Feldman 9/27/2011 6:55:48 AM

No one does 'em make me want to hop a plane to SoCal, find a beach, dig my toes into warm sand and wait for the sunset!! :) :) Huge congrats on a fine Gold Win, Donna! #9699726

Karen Slagle 9/27/2011 7:20:10 AM

Huge congrats on your stunning winning image, Donna. #9699832

Sabrina Ryan 9/27/2011 7:25:38 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image! #9699857

Anita Hogue 9/27/2011 7:44:44 AM

Congratulations on this gorgeous winner, Donna! #9699976

Monnie Ryan 9/27/2011 7:52:30 AM

Just stunning, Donna - big congratulations on a well-deserved winner! #9700007

Julianne Bradford 9/27/2011 8:01:20 AM

I knew it! Congrats on this outstanding winner Donna! #9700039

Carla Capra 9/27/2011 8:25:16 AM

Hi Donna;
Wow, Wow, fantastic image. Congratulations.
;) CC #9700118

Debra R. Harder 9/27/2011 8:43:03 AM

WHOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! WTG, Donna! So happy to see this amazing image win GOLD!!! YEAH!! Deb #9700222

Bojan Bencic 9/27/2011 9:00:35 AM

Congratulations, Donna! #9700313

Charles C. Berkeley 9/27/2011 9:21:02 AM

Beautiful image of the pier. Congratulations! #9700364

Stephen Zacker 9/27/2011 10:46:09 AM

Like all that warm light. Congratulations #9700494

Susan Fox 9/27/2011 11:04:41 AM

Congratulations on your winning photo #9700545

Freddy Bland 9/27/2011 11:23:07 AM

Many congratulations, Donna, on your Gold winner!! #9700585

Eva Ferrière 9/27/2011 11:36:54 AM

Congrats, Donna, on such a gorgeous winner ! #9700609

Mitch Spence 9/27/2011 12:23:54 PM

Big congratulations on your gold winner, Donna. #9700654

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/27/2011 12:30:36 PM

Wow!!! Thank you for all of your inspirational comments and congratulatory wishes. I'm delighted and honored, to have won, with this photograph. Especially because it is a sunset, at the pier.

Keep up the beautiful work everyone!!!!

Take care,

Donna #9700664

Marijana Fajgl 9/27/2011 12:52:12 PM

Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna! #9700714

Leslie McLain 9/27/2011 12:59:42 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donna. #9700741

Karen E. Baumann 9/27/2011 1:11:31 PM

Beautiful Donna!!! Surely you must have a wall at home dedicated to these lovely pier winners! #9700777

Emile Abbott 9/27/2011 3:02:06 PM

Great Gold Winner Donna, Congratulations #9701031

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 9/27/2011 4:31:36 PM

WTG on this wonderful winner, Donna! :-) k #9701217

Tamara K. Walker 9/27/2011 6:14:03 PM

Congratulations! #9701434

Michele Peterson 9/27/2011 6:19:12 PM

This really makes me smile, I love the kids running in the sunset! Congratulations on this fabulous winning image!! So happy for you!! #9701446

Ken Smith 9/27/2011 6:28:02 PM

You are the queen of the pier/sunset shots. Very deserved win, Donna! #9701459

Kristi A. Howson 9/27/2011 8:57:22 PM

Great seeing this one win Donna. Congratulations! #9701741

Evy Johansen 9/27/2011 9:21:33 PM

So beautiful, Donna! Big congratulations on your win! #9701797

Cindy Bendush 9/27/2011 10:59:30 PM

Beautiful win Donna - congratulations! #9701923

Dominick M. Dimacale 9/28/2011 3:21:56 AM

Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!

Dominick #9702242

Mary Beth Aiello 9/28/2011 7:31:36 AM

Simply gorgeous, Donna. Huge congrats. #9702912

Amanda D. Austwick 9/28/2011 8:55:18 AM

Congratulations Donna on your Gold Win! #9703066

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/28/2011 9:27:11 AM

Thanks again to each of you!!!

I look forward to capturing, more sunsets, at the beach!! My favorite time of year, to do this, is approaching soon!

Take care,

Donna #9703150

Patrick Rouzes 9/28/2011 9:29:24 AM

Congratulations on this captivating & skillful Winner, Donna! WTG! #9703155

Claudia Kuhn 9/28/2011 6:29:02 PM

Wonderful light and capture Donna, congrats on your well deserved winner #9703981

Carmody Baker 9/28/2011 8:06:43 PM

Love it!!! Congratulations Donna. #9704132

Cesar J. La Rosa 9/29/2011 6:24:59 AM

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Winner, Donna!!!
Cesar #9704982

David M. Montero 9/30/2011 7:22:51 AM

I almost didn't see the children playing. Congratulations on your second place selection of this marvelous image Donna! #9707105

Kathy Cline 9/30/2011 2:03:11 PM

So excited for you DONNA!!
Congrats Girl Friend
See you again in April. #9707782

Phyllis H. Burchett 10/3/2011 9:31:20 AM

OMG Donna, this is so fabulous....L O V E it! BIG Congrats on your win!!! #9713401

ALLEN O. HOWARD 10/4/2011 12:47:09 AM

I'm late! But congratulations to you for your excellent winner Donna! #9714829

Merna L. Nobile 10/13/2011 5:17:33 PM

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna


Kenny Metro 11/3/2013 11:06:08 AM

Beautiful image! Congrats!!!
Had a seafood dinner at the end of this pier back in the 80's. Good memories... #10889575

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My PG 101 Creative Perspective Challenge Entry

It's only natural for children to run along the seashore, on a beautiful October evening.

Oceanside Pier
Oceanside, California
October 23, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / +2/3 EC / 18 mm
F 8 @ 1/200 ISO 100

*Monthly Theme - Fun in the Sunl*

Exif: F Number: 8, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 6/10/2011 12:00:10 AM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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