Andy Riding Prone

© Donna LaMattino Pagakis

Andy Riding Prone

Stephen Zacker level-classic 5/30/2004 1:05:14 PM

Great action shot and capture! #133109

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/30/2004 2:14:47 PM

Thanks Stephen!! #567719

Dale Ann Cubbage 5/30/2004 2:24:00 PM

Donna, good luck with this one this time around! It's a great action/water shot and I think it's a winner! I love it! Looks like so much fun!

da #567723

Kristen McKain 5/30/2004 3:03:14 PM

I remember this one-love it! #567771

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/30/2004 3:10:06 PM

Thank you Dale Ann for your advice on this photo. And thanks for commenting Kristen. I rode this wave yesterday and I am so sore!!! #567779

Susie Peek-Swint 5/30/2004 3:34:32 PM

Great action shot Donna~ I agree with Dale, we could see this one again! #567800

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/30/2004 3:40:46 PM

Thanks Susan, I have been trying so long to win my own gallery. I appreciate all the support!! #567806

Robin L. Wehrman 5/30/2004 5:27:37 PM

Outstanding action shot Donna, I like this alot, very well done! #567913

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/30/2004 5:49:55 PM

Thanks Robin!! Hopefully I will get some good photographs again this year. The season just started yesterday. #567952

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 6/15/2004 12:33:36 PM

Congratulations! -K #595463

Kristen McKain 6/15/2004 12:41:31 PM

Congrats!! #595494

Gianna Stadelmyer 6/15/2004 1:22:33 PM

Congratulations, Donna! Excellent shot!!! #595719

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/15/2004 1:46:13 PM

Thank you K, Kristen, and Jan. Much appreciated!! #595877

Cathy Barrows 6/15/2004 2:23:11 PM

Congrats!...great action shot #596059

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/15/2004 2:34:22 PM

Thank you Cathy!! I appreciate it!! #596165

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/15/2004 3:18:11 PM

Yay!!!! Donna! I was so excited to see this one in the finalists!! I hope it wins, it's one of my favorites in the lot! Good luck, and I'm so proud of you for taking a chance with it again! Great work, and thanks for being such a great friend!

da #596316

Donna J. Taff 6/15/2004 4:17:45 PM

Congrat's, Donna!!!! #596523

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 6/15/2004 5:00:27 PM

Congrats and good luck! Great capture! #596797

Debra Booth 6/15/2004 6:42:14 PM

Congratulations on this great action shot, Donna! #597259

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/15/2004 8:14:02 PM

Thank you Dale Ann, Donna, Diane and Debra!! I am so excited to get so much feedback. And the support from all of you has really helped me want to try harder and improve the art. Good luck to you all. #597604

Donna R. Moratelli level-classic 6/16/2004 4:21:34 AM

Caongratulations Donna!! #598051

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 6/16/2004 6:14:08 AM

Many congratulations, Donna! #598303

Janice Forrest level-classic 6/16/2004 6:29:03 AM

Wonderful action photo. Congrats. #598375

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/16/2004 7:07:26 AM

Thank you Donna R., Karen and Janice!! Your support is very cool, and much appreciated!! #598528

Isabel L 6/16/2004 12:04:22 PM

congrats donna!! good luck. #599269

Dale Ann Cubbage 6/16/2004 6:18:34 PM

YAY DONNA! You won your gallery!!!! I'm so proud of you, and so excited that you won with this shot! I told you it was great! I'm so happy for you!!

your friend,
da #600057

Carolina K. Smith level-classic 6/16/2004 6:32:40 PM

AWESOME, DONNA!!!! Glad to know you will finally get your gallery going. I'm very happy for you!!!!
Carolina #600108

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/16/2004 6:54:36 PM

Thanks you guys!! All your support has kept me going. I am sooo happy right now. I really can't believe it!! A very special thank you to Dale Ann for the advice on the resubmitted photograph. And to all the members at Better Photo, you are all awesome photographers!!! #600152

William C. Raco level-classic 6/16/2004 8:30:07 PM

Congratulations, Donna.
Beautiful work and recognition.



William C. Raco level-classic 6/16/2004 8:30:09 PM

Congratulations, Donna.
Beautiful work and recognition.



Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/16/2004 8:50:18 PM

Thanks Bill, your comments are very much appreciated!! #600370

Susana Matos 6/16/2004 11:08:33 PM

great action shot! Congratulations!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #600454

Mette Vendelboe Allison 6/17/2004 1:07:06 AM

Awesome detail, clarity and colours ! A super photo! Congrats! #600562

Ellen L. Zaslaw 6/17/2004 2:03:13 AM

Congratulations ! A nice piece of work !

Donna W. Neal 6/17/2004 4:13:26 AM

Excellent action capture Donna! Well deserved Win, Congratulations #600753

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/17/2004 4:54:01 AM

Thank you Susana, Mette, Ellen, and Donna N. for the wonderful comments. Wow, I still can't believe it. Best wishes to you all!! #600860

Kelly Abernathy level-classic 6/17/2004 5:37:26 AM

Congratulations on your win! Well deserved!! -K #600982

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/17/2004 7:41:16 AM

Thank you K!! #601318

Robin L. Wehrman 6/17/2004 2:08:02 PM

Hi Donna! Congratulations on your well deserved win!! #602115

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/17/2004 2:30:00 PM

Ride that wave, Donna! CONGRATULATIONS! #602166

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/17/2004 2:33:29 PM

Thanks Robin and Mary!! You have both been very supportive!! I will literally riding this wave in about an hour. Take care!! #602172

Evy Johansen level-classic 6/17/2004 9:03:09 PM

Many congatulations on you second plaze win! #602557

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/17/2004 9:20:53 PM

Thank you Evy!! #602613

Anton Falcon 6/18/2004 7:34:27 AM

well done! big congrats to you, Donna!! #603553

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/18/2004 7:40:32 AM

Thank you Anton!! #603572

Susan T. Evans 6/20/2004 12:24:49 AM

Congrats on your winner Donna, really terrific and well deserved! #605933

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/20/2004 8:20:35 AM

Thanks Susan. It is very exciting and the feedback has been wonderful. Take care. #606617

Noel Baebler 6/25/2005 5:28:57 PM

Congratulations, Donna! Your water shots are always in a league of their own! #1520083

Goshka G. 7/2/2005 9:22:16 AM

Looks like I missed this beautiful capture!! Congrats on this very well deserved winner, Donna!! #1546869

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 7/2/2005 7:37:31 PM

Thanks so much Noel and Goshka for commenting on this image!! #1547946

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 12/6/2006 10:35:57 AM

You have so many wonderful shots, Donna, I have no idea where to start aplauding you ....

Great Job!

Steve #3674110

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 12/6/2006 10:58:23 AM

Thanks Steve, what a great compliment. This is my first winning image and it is how I won this gallery. I have been a member of the BetterPhoto community for almost 3 years now and it has been a real inpiration! I have learned so much by all the great photographers on this site!! Thanks again!! I appreciate you stopping by and viewing my work! #3674192

Emily E. Bem 8/15/2007 11:14:08 AM


Billiant...trully worthy! #4652443

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/15/2007 11:29:53 AM

Thanks again Emily!! This is the image that earned me a gallery on this AMAZING site!! #4652501

Diana L. Ralph 9/25/2007 9:52:11 PM

Gorgeous!!! Well-deserved win! #4846576

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 10/2/2007 4:10:26 PM

Thanks Diana!! #4874953

Jennifer A. Lambert 2/4/2008 7:04:50 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!!!

What a SHOT !!! It is fabulous...just ONE question..HOW did You not get SOAKED or hit ? LOL
You SO deserved to win with this one !!!
Bless you and yours, Jenny #5441200

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 2/4/2008 2:47:10 PM

Thanks Jenny!!

I'm proud of this one because my SON is riding the wave and it was my FIRST win here at BetterPhoto.

I have a towel handy when I photograph the flowboarder's. Some like to soak the crowd just for fun. Other's do it by accident. When they see me with my camera they are kind enough to try not and get me wet.

Thanks again,

Donna #5443162

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Reworked and resubmitted. Dodged face to reduce shadow.

Uploaded on 5/30/2004 12:47:32 PM Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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