Stretch Before Surfing

© Donna LaMattino Pagakis

Stretch Before Surfing

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas Student 2/14/2012 1:23:41 PM

Wonderful capture Donna!,
Amalia #1443348

Katarina Mansson 2/14/2012 11:18:22 PM

Wonderful storyteller and perfectly presented! #9983314

Julianne Bradford 2/16/2012 8:08:08 AM

Such a beauty Donna!! Can't wait to get up at the crack of dawn and go wirh you #9985527

Emile Abbott 2/16/2012 12:22:43 PM

I love that wideangle lens. Awesome colors and action on the beach. #9985847

Terry A. Stoa 3/25/2012 6:49:33 PM

Congrats on the Finalist selection, Donna. This is a great image. #10054151

Mukesh Srivastava 3/25/2012 7:07:42 PM

Huge congrats for the Finalist Win, Dona!!!! #10054264

Christopher J. Budny 3/25/2012 7:16:33 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #10054356

Kathy Salerni 3/25/2012 7:52:11 PM

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Donna! #10054861

Zita A. Strother 3/25/2012 8:51:49 PM

What a wonderful image! Congrats:) #10055378

Julianne Bradford 3/25/2012 9:20:43 PM

So glad to see this great composition as a finalist Donna! Congratulations! #10055495

Linda L. Ruiz 3/25/2012 9:39:01 PM

Huge congrats #10055576

Susan M. Campbell 3/25/2012 10:35:07 PM

Congrats. This is fabulous Donna. #10055665

Stefania Barbier 3/26/2012 4:42:37 AM

they seem happy... beautiful finalist, congratulations Donna!!! #10056417

Carol Eade 3/26/2012 6:39:29 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna! #10056862

Maria Coulson 3/26/2012 9:00:20 AM

Congratulations Donna, nice capture. #10057386

Emile Abbott 3/26/2012 12:10:20 PM

Congratulation on wonderful finalist Donna. #10058138

Lisa B. North 3/26/2012 1:05:40 PM

Oh, a winner for sure! Love this! Good luck to you! #10058323

Cheryl Schneider 3/26/2012 6:39:07 PM

Great visual storytelling, Donna. Congratulations! #10059422

Phyllis Burchett 3/26/2012 6:53:02 PM

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10059493

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/27/2012 12:49:12 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist
Donna!

jo ann c. #10061470

Carol L. Fowler 3/27/2012 3:44:02 PM

Wonderful Finalist! #10061840

Randy D. Dinkins 3/27/2012 4:55:26 PM

Great shot, comp, light; congratulations! #10062000

Allen O. Howard 3/28/2012 10:05:14 AM

Very, VERY nice Donna! Congratulations! #10063233

Bob Cournoyer 3/28/2012 7:13:34 PM

Congrats on the gold, Donna... :-) #10063822

Christopher J. Budny 3/28/2012 7:22:52 PM

Awesome, Donna! Congratulations on your win! #10063855

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/28/2012 7:35:40 PM

Congratulations on this super FIRST PLACE WIN Donna!

jo ann c. #10063908

Yulianto Soeroso 3/28/2012 7:41:37 PM

congratulation #10063926

Carmody Baker 3/28/2012 7:52:46 PM

Love it. Congratulations Donna!!! #10063957

Julianne Bradford 3/28/2012 8:00:17 PM

YAY!!! So glad to see this amazing image get a first place..WTG girlfriend!!! #10063979

Charles C. Berkeley 3/28/2012 8:27:34 PM

Congratulations on your First Place win! Charles #10064061

Ken Smith 3/28/2012 8:28:36 PM

Way to go, Donna! Huge congrats to you!! #10064065

Phyllis Burchett 3/28/2012 8:54:48 PM

BIG congrats Donna on this fabulous winner!!! #10064135

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/28/2012 9:03:41 PM

Thank you everyone!!! What a huge honor and great surprise. I truly appreciate your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments.

Wow!!! How exciting!!!!

Donna

#10064157

Deborah C. Lewinson 3/28/2012 9:18:03 PM

Congrats on your first place win, Donna, for this marvelous image!

Debby #10064183

Erica Murphy 3/28/2012 9:43:16 PM

I'm so happy for you Donna!! Congratulations on your win! #10064253

Kathy Salerni 3/28/2012 10:04:48 PM

Huge congrats on your wonderful First Place win, Donna! #10064295

Lyn Darlington 3/28/2012 10:10:05 PM

Congrats on your first place! Wonderful image! #10064306

Irene Colling 3/28/2012 10:18:13 PM

A dynamic composition, wonderful color, excellent detail, great work Donna.

Congratulations on your Gold award. #10064321

Robert K. Bemus 3/28/2012 10:27:06 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Win!! #10064336

Stefania Barbier 3/28/2012 10:42:45 PM

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064351

Katarina Mansson 3/28/2012 11:04:34 PM

I love it!
Congratulations Donna on your excellent winner! #10064380

Inge Linden 3/29/2012 2:38:40 AM

Congratulations! #10064545

Randy D. Dinkins 3/29/2012 2:50:19 AM

Congratulations again Donna - great job! #10064588

Tiia Vissak 3/29/2012 2:53:09 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #10064599

Renee Doyle 3/29/2012 3:15:46 AM

Awesome!! Congratulations Donna! #10064676

Leslie McLain 3/29/2012 3:49:48 AM

Congrats on an amazing winner, Donna. #10064769

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 3/29/2012 4:14:49 AM

Big congratulations on your first place win. Well done.
JP #10064822

Claudia Kuhn 3/29/2012 4:24:42 AM

Congratulations on your winner Donna #10064860

Agnes Fegan 3/29/2012 4:25:11 AM

Congrats on your first place win!!! #10064862

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 3/29/2012 4:53:16 AM

WOOOHOOO!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!! #10064923

Jessica Jenney 3/29/2012 5:12:01 AM

Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win! #10064961

Linda D. Lester 3/29/2012 5:49:40 AM

Congratulations Donna! #10065051

Usman M. Bajwa 3/29/2012 5:51:29 AM

I don't know how I missed this one, Donna. Terrific location capture and Big CONGRATZ on landing the First Place GOLD, Yeah, you rock!!

UB. #10065060

Monnie Ryan 3/29/2012 6:26:53 AM

Terrific capture, Donna - congratulations! #10065153

Lisa B. North 3/29/2012 7:36:43 AM

I knew it!!! Such a great image! Congrats!! Lisa #10065264

Anita N. Hogue 3/29/2012 8:12:02 AM

Nobody does these beach images better than you!
Fabulous First Place win! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #10065336

Karen E. Baumann 3/29/2012 10:22:22 AM

Beautiful Donna! Love the "feel" of the morning on the beach! Congratulations on your First place win!! #10065508

Lydia Williams 3/29/2012 11:20:29 AM

Fantastic, Donna! Congratulations! #10065569

David Phalen 3/29/2012 12:53:49 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #10065714

Christine Czernin 3/29/2012 1:05:27 PM

Your beach captures are always a pleasure. Be it morning or evening.
Many congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna. #10065742

Mike Clime 3/29/2012 1:34:41 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #10065781

Allen O. Howard 3/29/2012 1:41:01 PM

First Place!!! Bravo Donna! #10065794

Lindley Johnson 3/29/2012 2:49:52 PM

Love the composition with the surfers in the lower left corner and the pier coming out from the right. Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Donna! #10065932

Carol Eade 3/29/2012 5:59:03 PM

Warm congratulations, Donna! #10066256

Jill Odice 3/29/2012 10:58:02 PM

A BIG Congrats Donna! This is exceptional, the judges got it right! :-) #10066560

Glenn E. Traver 3/30/2012 8:14:17 AM

Congratulations Donna on this Beautiful First Place Winner ~ GT #10067052

Tarun Bose 3/30/2012 9:58:18 AM

Congrats Donna for your winner. #10067189

Merna L. Nobile 3/30/2012 10:34:48 AM

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna #10067275

Emile Abbott 4/1/2012 11:00:59 AM

Congrats on a well deserved first place winner Donna. #10070401

Sabrina Ryan 4/2/2012 6:28:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Wonderful Winning image, Donna #10072581

Dave Montero 4/4/2012 4:23:03 PM

The addition of the surfers makes this shot stand out. Wonderful capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Donna! #10075348

Bojan Bencic 4/7/2012 6:17:28 AM

Fantastic scene, Donna. Congratulations on your win! #10079477

Debra R. Harder 4/8/2012 8:11:12 AM

I saw this beautiful image and knew it only could be yours, Donna! This is so fabulous! Huge congratulations on your outstanding first place winner. You go girl!! Deb #10081014

Bunny Snow 4/8/2012 2:56:38 PM

Wonderfully created, crisply captured. Love the story telling, reflections, beautiful sunrise, composition. What a beauty you have created!!

I agree that no one does beach sunrises and sunsets better than you. Congratulations on your golden first place win, Donna!!!! #10081379

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 4/13/2012 1:33:58 PM

Very impressive! Love the comp and your PP. Congratulations Donna! #10089243

Ann Lyssenko 12/4/2012 11:10:52 AM

Love the wonderful dance that the three different body positions of the surfers have. It tells a wonderful story, it is poetry in motion. Congratulations on a much deserved winner. Ann #10450582

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Description

The first surfers to arrive at the beach, for a morning session.

Oceanside, California
February 12, 2012
7:08 AM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 40 mm
F 8 @ 1/60 ISO 400

*Travel & Place*


Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 2/14/2012 12:41:26 PM

Keywords: #pier 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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