Tiia Vissak level-classic 1/26/2013 12:08:27 AM

a cool scene! #1511182

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/26/2013 4:10:27 AM

Wow Donna - This is Outstanding!! #10537839

Antonio Amen level-classic 1/26/2013 4:26:34 AM

Beautiful. #10537870

Linda D. Lester level-classic 1/26/2013 5:01:16 AM

WOW!! It is stunning!! I would love to see this pier someday! #10537961

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/26/2013 8:31:08 AM

Thank you for all of your kind comments. This was a magical sunset, for sure.

I would love to meet you Linda!! Hopefully, some day. If not here, on a road trip.

Take care,



Carol L. Quina level-classic 1/26/2013 9:46:22 AM

Gorgeous! #10538393

Katarina Mansson level-classic 1/26/2013 10:03:42 AM

SPECTACULAR!!! #10538424

Joy Rector level-classic 1/26/2013 12:00:25 PM

beautiful #10538573

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/27/2013 10:40:19 AM

You know I love your beach shots and this in no exception. Gorgeous light, color and reflections. #10540021

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/27/2013 5:45:15 PM

Love those reflective shadows as well as all the magical colors #10540461

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 1/28/2013 4:26:21 AM

The beautiful sunset along with the capture of the bridge and surfers makes an overall stunning image. Fab! #10541623

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/28/2013 5:35:01 AM

Thanks again to each of you!!!

Take care,

Donna #10541753

Stephen Zacker 1/28/2013 5:55:18 AM

Wow.. Your sunset surfing images are the bestest :-) Makes me miss Ca. #10541792

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/29/2013 12:20:08 AM

Thanks Stephen! #10543430

Julianne Bradford 1/29/2013 8:43:59 AM

This was a magical day and a marvelous capture girlfriend! Hope we can find the magic tonight too! #10544188

Jill Odice level-classic 1/30/2013 12:23:13 AM

You should be satisfied! This is surreal looking and amazing Donna! I foresee a winners badge on this one!Into my favs! #10545287

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/30/2013 1:46:38 PM

Thank you Julianne and Jill. #10546367

John Connolly level-classic 2/2/2013 10:46:39 AM

A beautiful capture and an outstanding sky, Donna! A spectacular scene, that's for sure! #10550410

Debra R. Harder level-classic 2/2/2013 11:39:00 AM

Another beautiful image, Donna! I love the light, colors and reflections...and the surfers just add to its glory. always!!! #10550494

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 2/2/2013 6:07:38 PM

Wonderful shot, Donna! #10551018

Julianne Bradford 3/27/2013 12:29:28 PM

Congrats on #5!!! And still going!!! #10625868

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic 3/27/2013 1:33:36 PM


Bunny Snow level-classic 3/27/2013 2:50:19 PM

WOW!!!! What amazing lighting, colors, clarity, and reflections. Well seen scene. Your have the "eye" of a great photographer. This is definitely my favorite and a winner!!! #10626580

Sylvia Rourke level-classic 3/28/2013 4:28:54 AM

Yes!, satisfaction is getting a silver, congrats on your finalist, one of my favs. #10628966

Leslie McLain level-classic 3/28/2013 4:37:05 AM

Congrats on all of your stunning finalists, Donna. #10628980

Emile Abbott level-classic 3/28/2013 12:48:54 PM

Satisfied to see this one again. Congrats again Donna.
Awesome. #10630239

Carla Capra level-classic 3/28/2013 1:03:12 PM

Wow!!! Outstanding!
Congratulations #10630291

Stefania Barbier level-classic 3/28/2013 2:31:35 PM

amazing lighting Donna... congratulations!!! #10630688

Nadia Paul level-classic 3/28/2013 4:58:59 PM

Awesome light - congrats Donna! #10631024

ALLEN O. HOWARD level-classic 3/28/2013 10:30:31 PM

It is breathtaking!!! Congratulations Donna! #10631646

Renee Doyle level-classic 3/29/2013 2:02:23 AM

VERY cool shot Donna! Congratulations!! #10631896

Carol L. Quina level-classic 3/29/2013 10:43:04 AM

So pretty! Congratulations! #10633032

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 3/29/2013 2:33:52 PM

Thanks again to each of you!



Joanna Kovalcsik level-classic 4/1/2013 2:15:13 PM

A color marvel...congratulations, Donna! #10637710

Merna L. Nobile level-classic 4/21/2013 10:47:23 AM

Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

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Oceanside, California
November 14, 2012

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 17 mm
F 10 @ 1/60 ISO 400

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 1/26/2013 12:00:51 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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