Go Fly a Kite

Carla Metzler 7/1/2007 5:10:04 PM

Cool image, Donna! #683458

Mike D. Perez 7/1/2007 5:53:19 PM

A beautiful composition, Donna! Great PS work! #4463577

Patrick Rouzes 7/1/2007 6:35:16 PM

Wow, Donna! A unique & captivating creation here, indeed!!! I love it!!! #4463677

Lindley Johnson 7/1/2007 6:46:00 PM

I love it, too, Donna! Wonderful composition and great effects. #4463699

Kelly A. Gooch 7/1/2007 7:25:10 PM

Great image, very unique! I have enjoyed your complete gallery wonderful images! #4463811

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/1/2007 9:11:16 PM

Thank you Carla, Mike, Patrick, Lindley and Kelly. Your comments are AMAZING and I appreciate them all!! #4464053

Chastity Abbott 7/2/2007 1:38:29 PM

WOW!!! Love this! Great work!! #4466862

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/2/2007 2:28:32 PM

Thanks Chastity!! #4467030

Colleen Farrell 7/2/2007 5:40:36 PM

Awesome!! I love the pastels, and how small the girl, trees and kite are in the frame. You've created such a mood of peace and solitude, Donna--fantastic! #4467539

Evy Johansen 7/2/2007 11:26:57 PM

Aw, this is great, Donna! Love it!! #4468215

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/3/2007 1:02:09 PM

Thank you Colleen and Evy for your great comments! #4470284

Jessica A. Eik 7/8/2007 8:54:51 AM

Lovely and wonderful image! It's quite striking, yet soft and light in feel. Beautiful work. #4484811

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/8/2007 3:02:10 PM

Thanks so much Jessica! #4485754

Marcel J. Fernandez 7/9/2007 8:00:40 PM

This image is so good it deserves a standing ovation. #4490595

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/10/2007 6:59:21 PM

What a great compliment, thanks Marcel!! #4494132

Daniella Puente 7/11/2007 10:00:04 AM

You did a beautiful job on this one...is special and so original :) #4497020

Cyn Valentine 7/11/2007 10:01:26 AM

Great comp and effects Donna!!! #4497024

Vanessa Rabayda 7/25/2007 6:42:09 AM

Beautiful effects! Great comp! Congrats on your EFP! #4554244

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/30/2007 7:50:10 PM

Thank you Daniella, Cyn and Vanessa!! I appreciate your special compliments!!! #4580572

Emily E. Bem 8/15/2007 11:12:34 AM

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this!!!!! WOW! WOW! WOW! Brilliant work! #4652436

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/15/2007 11:30:47 AM

Thanks Emily!! #4652506

Teresa Norris 8/26/2007 9:12:43 AM

So beautiful...and so is your entire gallery. I love your ability to draw the viewer into a special place, like this beach scene. Inspiring!! #4699688

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/26/2007 9:52:03 AM

Thank you Teresa for such a kind compliment!! #4699804

Jim D. Keever 8/27/2007 12:29:38 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!
Jim #4705049

Marijana Fajgl 8/27/2007 12:45:58 PM

Amazing! Congratulations! #4705255

Susan T. Evans 8/27/2007 2:07:24 PM

Congrats again Donna, I just love this one a lot. #4706028

Teresa Norris 8/27/2007 2:43:42 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Donna!!! #4706345

eileen bedford 8/27/2007 4:32:55 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna... #4707259

Paul Sikora 8/27/2007 4:38:51 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your outstanding finalist #4707326

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/27/2007 5:06:31 PM

Congratulations Donna!!!!! #4707630

Jill Flynn 8/27/2007 6:07:54 PM

Love the subtle hint of color and wonderful simplicity of this image Donna. Another outstanding finalist from you! #4708175

Mary Timman 8/27/2007 6:08:42 PM

Oh I really like this. Neat. Congratulations! #4708182

Susan Fox 8/27/2007 6:11:05 PM

Fantastic work! Looks like a painting. A Lovely and well deserving finalist! Congrats Donna :-) #4708204

Emile Abbott 8/27/2007 6:20:30 PM

Congrats again Donna and I am only 1/2 way through. #4708277

Connie J. Bagot 8/27/2007 6:46:48 PM

Congratulations Donna---this is such a striking image. #4708513

Michelle L. Frick 8/27/2007 7:11:02 PM

Congratulations again on another beautiful image Donna! I LOVE this image!!! #4708774

Amanda Chapman 8/27/2007 7:19:13 PM

This is a slam dunk for the next round!!!!

Awesome Donna & Congrats! #4708848

Evy Johansen 8/27/2007 7:49:38 PM

Congratulations, Donna!! Well deserved finalist!! #4709100

Terry L. Ellis 8/27/2007 7:53:46 PM

A beautiful finalist, Donna! Congratulations, again! #4709127

Colleen Farrell 8/27/2007 8:50:05 PM

This is such a fabulous image, Donna--big congrats on a very well-deserved finalist! My fingers are crossed for you!! :D #4709565

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/27/2007 8:55:30 PM

BIG CONGRATS Donna! Best of luck in the next round! #4709606

Carol Teal 8/27/2007 9:13:40 PM

This is such a simple image but such a lovely one too! This is definitely one of my favs! Congrats Donna! #4709728

Su Sana E. P 8/27/2007 10:17:50 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!! #4709985

Kathy L. Clark 8/28/2007 7:10:36 AM

Congrats on this finalist Donna. Wonderful work here. #4711401

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/28/2007 7:26:58 AM

A Big Congratulations on your award, Donna!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4711539

Marcel J. Fernandez 8/28/2007 8:09:45 AM

This one is a WINNER! Congratulations Donna. #4711841

Anita Hogue 8/28/2007 10:29:35 AM

I also agree that this is a winner! So original and beautiful! Congratulations! #4712386

Sherri Gorman 8/28/2007 11:41:54 AM

AWESOME!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! #4712597

Christopher Budny 8/28/2007 1:01:36 PM

Terrific imagery; congratulations! #4712962

Bob D. Hall 8/28/2007 3:09:55 PM

Congrats on your Beautiful finalist, Donna!!! #4713684

Renee Doyle 8/28/2007 5:33:56 PM

Congratulations Donna - WTG!!

Dianna Hauf 8/28/2007 7:13:32 PM

Oh my Donna!! So wonderful and well deserved! This is lovely and another congratulations!! #4714676

Esther Smith 8/28/2007 8:09:14 PM

One of my favoriates! Congrats Donna!! #4714909

Darryl Wilkinson 8/28/2007 8:24:07 PM

Awesome finalist, Donna! Congratulations!! #4714986

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 4:19:40 AM

Congrats on your awsome finalist, Donna. #4716735

Erica Murphy 8/29/2007 8:23:29 AM

Donna, CONGRATULATIONS on this gorgeous WINNER!! I LOVE your work!!!

Erica #4717811

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/29/2007 8:27:17 AM


Nikki McDonald 8/29/2007 8:31:58 AM

Wonderful winner, Donna. I love this shot. Congratulations. #4717855

Jennifer L. Alder 8/29/2007 8:40:04 AM

CONGRATS on this well deserved win, Donna!! #4717904

Jim D. Keever 8/29/2007 8:46:12 AM

Congrats, You are a winner!! Good Job!!
Great Image!!
Jim #4717938

Stan Kwasniowski 8/29/2007 9:04:15 AM

Donna, congratulations #4718046

Nadya Johnson 8/29/2007 9:04:24 AM

Donna, this is FANTASTIC! Congratulations on your awesome Win! #4718048

cheryl m. phillips 8/29/2007 9:16:15 AM

Y A Y D O N N A !!!!


~cheryl #4718161

Laurence Saliba 8/29/2007 9:19:07 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!! #4718184

Joan Powell 8/29/2007 9:25:36 AM

Congrats on your win !! #4718245

Les Rhoades 8/29/2007 9:25:59 AM

Party time!!! = Congratulations on this well deserved WINNER!

Jessica Jenney 8/29/2007 9:37:08 AM

Congratulations, Donna on this beautiful win! #4718362

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/29/2007 9:39:42 AM

Congratulations on getting the Gold, Donna!!! Fantastic Winning Photo! Cheers, Glenn. #4718388

Jeana Clark 8/29/2007 9:48:47 AM



~Jeana~ #4718454

Terry L. Ellis 8/29/2007 9:52:25 AM

Donna, congratulations on your beautiful, artistic Second Place win! WTG! #4718477

Colleen Farrell 8/29/2007 10:02:36 AM

Yay! Big congratulations on your win, Donna!! :D #4718540

Jenny Bosmans 8/29/2007 10:20:15 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna! :) #4718632

Sherry K. Adkins 8/29/2007 10:21:53 AM

Congrats, Donna, on your second place win. #4718647

Michelle L. Frick 8/29/2007 10:22:10 AM

WHOO HOOOOOO!!!!! So happy to see this image getting the attention it deserves Donna - I LOVE IT!!!! Congratulations on bringing home some gold! #4718650

Dan Holm 8/29/2007 10:41:35 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Winner, Donna!! #4718753

Christopher Budny 8/29/2007 10:45:32 AM

Congratulations again, Donna, on this winning! #4718787

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/29/2007 11:06:53 AM

Thank you so much. I'm very honored to have been chosen as a WINNER in the July 2007 contest. Digital Darkroom is my FAVORITE category, so that makes the Second Place Win even more VALUABLE!!!

I want to thank my family and friends for your constant inspiration and support.

Thanks to BetterPhoto and all of you here!!! You're amazing!!

Donna #4718914

Sam Britt 8/29/2007 11:09:39 AM

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner, Donna! #4718934

Cyn Valentine 8/29/2007 11:15:38 AM

Big congratulations Donna..great work!! #4718962

Bill Wyatt 8/29/2007 11:16:15 AM

Congratulations Donna!! #4718963

eileen bedford 8/29/2007 11:20:57 AM

Congratulations on this winning image Donna, well done... #4718982

Hendrik Storme 8/29/2007 11:21:19 AM

Big congrats on your fantastic winner, Donna!!! #4718984

Sharon Day 8/29/2007 11:36:41 AM

Beautiful image and digital darkroom treatment, Donna!!! Big congratulations on your win! #4719054

Chastity Abbott 8/29/2007 11:58:51 AM

AWEOME work!!!!!! HUGE congrats to you on this wonderful image! #4719142

Esther Smith 8/29/2007 12:08:09 PM

Congratulations on your awesome WINNER Donna!!! #4719184

Judyann Plante 8/29/2007 12:38:24 PM

Donna, Big congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann <>< #4719320

Kathy L. Clark 8/29/2007 12:45:39 PM

Congrats on your lovely winner Donna. #4719360

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 1:01:03 PM

Big congrats Donna for your second place winner. #4719495

ALLEN O. HOWARD 8/29/2007 1:28:16 PM

Congrat's on the winner Donna!!! #4719676

Marijana Fajgl 8/29/2007 1:28:30 PM

Big congratulations, Donna! #4719677

Claudia Kuhn 8/29/2007 1:31:03 PM

Congratulations on your win Donna!! #4719691

Kay E. Mahoney 8/29/2007 1:46:02 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #4719762

Donna W. Neal 8/29/2007 3:24:42 PM

WTG Donna beautifully seen and taken winner! #4720212

Laurie Daily 8/29/2007 3:46:16 PM

A beautiful winner, Donna! Congratulations! #4720321

Lindley Johnson 8/29/2007 3:52:23 PM

I still love this image, Donna - your effects are just wonderful. Congratulations on your very well-deserved winner! #4720345

Lois Pierpont 8/29/2007 4:35:57 PM

Congratulations Donna a beautiful photo. #4720528

Dianna Hauf 8/29/2007 4:40:48 PM

Wonderful win Donna! Congratualtions!!! #4720554

Donna R. Wageman 8/29/2007 5:41:59 PM

Congratulations Donna - just thrilled for you --- outstanding needless to say. #4720773

Susan T. Evans 8/29/2007 5:51:21 PM

Congrats Donna on this awesome winner. #4720800

Ken Smith 8/29/2007 6:20:24 PM

Very cool shot, Donna. Congratulations on your win!! #4720878

Su Sana E. P 8/29/2007 6:26:19 PM

Wow!! Donna, huge Congratulations on this Winner!!

Hector Contreras 8/29/2007 6:30:54 PM

Way to go Donna, Congrats again
Heco #4720939

Mary K. Robison 8/29/2007 7:27:27 PM

Congratulations on your well-deserved win, Donna! Really lovely summer image. #4721227

Renee Doyle 8/29/2007 7:50:17 PM

WTG Donna!!! Congratulations!!

Graeme yew Chow 8/29/2007 8:36:52 PM

Wonderful winner and congrats Donna. It look like a piece of painting. #4721516

Evy Johansen 8/29/2007 8:43:51 PM

Big congratulations on your second place win, Donna!! #4721544

Robert K. Bemus 8/29/2007 9:46:25 PM

Congratulations on your wins and finalists, Donna...BTW I missed that bodysurfing contest because I thought it was this weekend! I may be putting my energy back into writing since I never win anything at these contests... #4721709

Sylvia Rossler 8/29/2007 9:51:08 PM

Big Big congrats on your wonderful winner Donna :O) #4721729

Darryl Wilkinson 8/29/2007 9:54:58 PM

WTG, Donna! Congratulations!! #4721745

Phil Sauvey 8/29/2007 10:38:18 PM

Excellent and well deserved!! This is totally cool! #4721889

Janine Russell 8/29/2007 10:39:26 PM

Donna, great tones, composition, lighting and effects; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4721892

Stefania Barbier 8/29/2007 11:57:10 PM


Cora Miller 8/30/2007 12:26:11 AM

Absolutely wonderful. Congratulations on your win, Donna. #4722137

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/30/2007 12:49:05 AM

Congratulations on your win with this wonderful image, Donna. #4722220

Ross Throndson 8/30/2007 2:00:20 AM

Wonderful Work, Donna......Many Congratulations on this Beautiful Winner....WTG!!! #4722437

Wally Orlowsky 8/30/2007 3:01:14 AM

Congratulations on this fanciful winner, Donna! #4722547

Anna Diederich 8/30/2007 3:05:10 AM

Congratulations on your win Donna! this is fabulous! #4722561

Mary Timman 8/30/2007 4:09:37 AM

Impressive and lovely winner. Congratulations. #4722780

Murry Grigsby 8/30/2007 8:30:25 AM

Congrats on your creative image and win Donna!! #4723880

Datha Y. Thompson 8/30/2007 9:05:11 AM

WooooHoooo!! WTG Donna :0) So Creative and Beautiful CONGRATULATIONS on this Excellent Winner and your Finalists this month :0) #4723957

Anita Hogue 8/30/2007 11:13:27 AM

WOW, a big congratulations, Donna! I told you this was your winner! I just had a chance to get on the computer in a couple of days so just found out you won and I as well! Way To Go!!!!!!!!!!!...........anita #4724436

Nadine A. Lewis 8/30/2007 11:25:34 AM

AWESOME, Donna...CONGRATULATIONS!!!! <>< #4724494

Heather 8/30/2007 11:27:10 AM

Congrats! :) #4724503

Jill Flynn 8/30/2007 11:37:27 AM

So happy to see this here Donna! It is timeless, sublime and absolutely wonderful. A big congratulations on your WIN! #4724557

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2007 5:56:25 PM

Has a super feeling to it. Congratulations #4725838

Patricia A. Stalter 8/31/2007 10:10:23 AM

Oh, yes! I too feel the wonderfullness (is that a word?) Congrats #4728500

Steve Rice 8/31/2007 11:35:18 AM

Donna,Congratulations on a great capture and win. Take care #4728725

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/31/2007 4:38:15 PM

Hearty congrats on your win for this terrific image, Donna, bet it looks great printed and framed!!!
-Debby #4729519

randy dannheim 8/31/2007 9:25:06 PM

Donna, congrats. #4730216

Lynne Morris 8/31/2007 11:07:05 PM

Awesome image Donna, many congratulations on your win. #4730346

Emily E. Bem 9/1/2007 5:13:55 AM

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!

What a worthy image....so original! #4731289

Patricia Ronan 9/1/2007 8:14:56 AM

Congrats on your win Donna:) #4732023

Guy D. Biechele 9/1/2007 10:50:35 AM

Well done!!! Congratulations on your win Donna. #4732619

Holly Shao 9/1/2007 7:06:05 PM

Congratulations on your win, Donna! Wonderful work!

Holly #4734206

Debbie Fleri 9/2/2007 5:51:16 PM

Congratulations...: )

Well deserved...: ) #4737739

Joan Kocak 9/2/2007 6:29:08 PM

AMAZING image Donna, CONGRATS on your win!! #4737802

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 9/2/2007 7:21:12 PM

another winner from donna! cheers everyone! #4737981

Kristi A. Howson 9/2/2007 8:08:59 PM

Congratulations Donna on this lovely winner. So glad to see it make it...love this one! #4738144

Carla Metzler 9/3/2007 3:45:35 AM

Congratulations on your win, Donna! #4739091

Arnie Horwitz 9/3/2007 9:05:05 AM

Congratulations this great winner, Donna! #4740506

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/3/2007 10:14:35 AM

Absolutley GORGEOUS, Donna !! I love the simplicity and beautiful soft colors. CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic second place win !!!! #4740814

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/3/2007 10:14:36 AM

Absolutley GORGEOUS, Donna !! I love the simplicity and beautiful soft colors. CONGRATULATIONS on a fantastic second place win !!!! #4740815

Arlene Krassner 9/3/2007 1:31:43 PM

I love this Donna. Congratulations. #4741419

Kate Jackson 9/3/2007 2:35:14 PM

Stunning creation Donna! Congratulations! #4741638

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/3/2007 4:59:55 PM

Thanks again to each and everyone of you!!!!! I truly appreciate all of your congratulatory wishes and inspirational support!!! #4742127

Lynn Haack 9/10/2007 8:52:23 PM

Quite a neat image...have not ever seen one quite like this and THAT is a true accomplishment...something unique and beautiful. Congrats on your well deserved win. Lynn #4775006

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/13/2007 8:42:02 PM

What a GREAT compliment, THANKS so much Lynn!! #4788359

ronda chatelle 9/19/2007 4:38:50 PM

ORIGINAL..Creative..Amazing image Donna! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Worthy of the Grand Prize in my opinon!! Congratulations on your win! #4813330

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/22/2007 7:41:07 PM

The ULTIMATE compliment Ronda, THANK YOU!!!! #4829834

H. Jeremy Wu 11/1/2007 6:53:26 PM

Wow, great composition, beautiful! #5016408

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/3/2007 1:04:06 PM

Thanks so much Jeremy! #5023686

Sandra Schlesinger 11/6/2007 7:08:56 PM

I missed seeing this creative and beautiful image because I usually skip "Digital Darkroom." I'll have to reconsider and explore more with Photoshop! A magical creation: congratulations, Donna! #5037387

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/7/2007 9:47:20 PM

Thanks so very much Sandra!! #5042865

john dunne 7/23/2008 3:02:15 PM

Just noticed this now. I love it. The concept and composition are amazing.
John #6222509

Susan T. Evans 10/15/2008 10:56:46 PM


Wanted to let you know the website is finally on the web. If your interested in contributing, please email me.


You can check out the website at

dynamitestockimages.com. You need to put it in your internet browser.

Your bee image is just awesome.

Hope your doing well.

Susan #6606459

Max Aureli 10/22/2008 3:55:49 PM

Great composition in here, Donna!! Congrats for your Winner! #6638914

Sandy Powers 10/25/2008 8:52:24 PM

Donna, CONGRATULATIONS! This is a winner indeed! I love LOVE those pastel muted colors and the artful way you processed this.


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/7/2009 10:37:45 AM

Thank you John, Susan, Max, and Sandy!!!! #7714902

Joanna Madloch 9/4/2009 10:18:47 AM

I completely love all this "beach" series, but this one is really special. #7915503

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