Go Fly a Kite

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

Cool image, Donna! #683458

Mike 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 D 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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

Donna,
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 N. 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 J. 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!!
#4714263

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

BIG CONGRATS ON YOUR WIN DONNA! #4717830

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!
#4718250

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

AWESOME WIN DONNA!!!

WAY TO GO!!!

~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 J. Holm 8/29/2007 10:41:35 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome Winner, Donna!! #4718753

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

Congratulations again, Donna, on this winning! #4718787

Donna LaMattino 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 D 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!!
#4720909

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!!
#4721332

Graeme 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 S 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

CONGRATS FOR YOUR WIN ON THIS SPECTACULAR IMAGE DONNA!!!!!!! #4722022

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 N. 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 M. 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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 LaMattino 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

Donna:

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

surfnsuzie@comcast.net

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.

#6660522

Donna LaMattino 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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Exif: F Number: 1.8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 10/10000, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 64, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 7mm, Camera Model: C5050Z

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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