Massive Wave

Tamera Phillips level-classic 1/13/2006 7:01:02 PM

Great action shot Donna. The wave doesn't even look real. #374318

Lynn Crawford 1/13/2006 7:06:45 PM

Wonderful capture Donna, great color :) #2286219

Cathy Barrows 1/13/2006 7:13:46 PM

fantastic capture #2286241

Colette M. Metcalf level-classic 1/13/2006 7:48:42 PM

Fantastic shot!!! #2286313

Heidi Tidd 1/13/2006 8:07:09 PM

I agree with Tamara, the wave is so perfect it doesn't even look real! Amazing capture with wonderful colour! #2286343

Karen Engelbreth 1/14/2006 3:22:17 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW - fantastic action shot, Donna! #2286864

Casey A. Hanson level-classic 1/14/2006 6:51:43 AM

Awesome framing and colors! Well done, Donna! :0) #2287436

Ken Smith level-classic 1/14/2006 10:12:51 AM

Donna, beautiful picture. I'm a little slow--is that a real wave or digital addition? #2288115

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 1/14/2006 12:08:57 PM

Thank you Tamera, Lynn, Cathy, Colette, Heidi, Karen, Casey and Ken for your great comments. This is a man-made wave called the Bruticus Maximus, located in San Diego, CA. I will enclose the link:

http://www.wavehouse.com/home.asp

I enhanced the colors with the use of Photoshop. My son is the rider on the wave, Andy. #2288484

Connie J. Turner 1/14/2006 4:03:53 PM

Wow, this is awesome! What a fantastic shot! #2289181

Susan T. Evans 1/14/2006 11:13:49 PM

Fantastic Donna, you do these so incredibly well. #2289923

Cora Miller level-classic 1/15/2006 7:45:52 PM

This is really an amazing capture, Donna! His look and position within the barrel with the curve of the water framing him couldn't be better. Really fabulous! Thanks for visiting my gallery and for your wonderful compliment. :) #2292776

Muriel Jackson level-classic 1/17/2006 6:50:28 AM

I thought at first this was the same shot as a few days ago Bruticus Maximus but I see the difference now. I think the shape of the wave is just that bit more circular at the bottom and so I prefer it. Awesome! #2297810

Orsi level-classic 1/18/2006 12:23:43 PM

Amazing!!!Wonderful job,Donna!!! #2303093

Donna W. Neal level-classic 2/21/2006 5:35:18 AM

Congratulations on a well deserved finalist Donna #2444976

Lynn Crawford level-classic 2/21/2006 5:35:55 AM

Congrats on being a finalist Donna with this great image :) #2444981

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 2/21/2006 6:19:48 AM

Congrats, Donna! #2445427

Roger Bernabo 2/21/2006 6:41:35 AM

Super, Congratulations! #2445584

Muriel Jackson level-classic 2/21/2006 6:59:52 AM

Congrats Donna! #2445763

Jill Flynn level-classic 2/21/2006 7:00:16 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Donna! Good luck with this in the next round! #2445764

Carla Metzler 2/21/2006 7:42:23 AM

Congratulations, Donna!! #2446107

Deborah Sandidge level-classic 2/21/2006 9:13:35 AM

Great work, Donna - congratulations! #2446670

Kristi A. Howson 2/21/2006 9:20:36 AM

Perfect comp and really captures the power and excitement Donna! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #2446742

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 2/21/2006 2:10:46 PM

Fabulous finalist, Donna! Congratulations!! I know there are more! LOL! Good going, lady! #2448191

Corinne M. Thompson level-classic 2/21/2006 9:10:28 PM

Congrats on this stunning capture receiving Finalist :) #2450823

Stan J. Contrades level-classic 2/21/2006 9:37:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS once again, Donna, and lots of good luck to you in the next stage!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2450935

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 2/22/2006 3:45:03 AM

Great sense of moment! #2451770

Rakesh Syal level-classic 2/22/2006 6:43:42 AM

My heartiest congratulations, Donna!!! #2452628

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/23/2006 7:20:40 PM

What great compliments everybody, thank you very, very much!!! I am looking forward to another summer of flowriding fun in 2006!!! #2459969

Su Sana E. P level-classic 2/24/2006 1:53:38 AM

AWESOME action capture, Donna!! Congratulations!! #2460727

Mette Vendelboe Allison 2/24/2006 7:23:49 AM

Awesome looking, love the strong turquoise against the soft looking whites. Congrats. #2461585

Luigi Di Serio level-classic 4/20/2006 2:37:18 PM

I can't believe this is not contrive... great shot! #2666789

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 4/20/2006 3:45:30 PM

Thank you Susan, Mette and Luigi so very much!!! #2666976

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The Wavehouse in Mission Beach, California, has transformed the flowrider into a massive wave that is a ride of a lifetime. This is a ten foot barrel. The colors in the image were altered with photoshop.

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