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Su Sana E. P Student 7/14/2007 12:04:15 AM

An awesome capture with wonderful sense of speed, Donna!! #690977

Evy Johansen 7/14/2007 12:07:24 AM

Wow.... this is cool, Donna!! Wonderful image! #4506872

Darryl Wilkinson 7/14/2007 12:12:53 AM

Love the flow of energy, Donna!! #4506880

David L. Luchowski 7/14/2007 12:27:56 AM

What great results from a low light technique,Donna.Well done. #4506898

Lynne Morris 7/14/2007 12:46:25 AM

Wow you really do feel the speed Donna, what a wonderful capture! #4506944

Ray & Audrey Clarke 7/14/2007 1:19:25 AM

Great image Donna, love the feeling of speed and energy!!!!(R) #4506978

Donald K. Cherry 7/14/2007 2:43:56 AM

Very cool night motion capture, Donna. #4507051

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/14/2007 4:59:54 AM

This is a cool image here Donna...Dominick #4507344

Janet McNeil 7/14/2007 5:12:22 AM

Beautifully done! Great motion and sense of movement! #4507402

Kathy L. Clark 7/14/2007 9:29:18 AM

Really cool colorful shot Donna. Excellent work on this. #4507952

RC Fritz 7/14/2007 9:34:56 AM

Fantastic movement. Great capture!! #4507969

Mike Perez 7/14/2007 10:20:26 AM

Great colors and motion effects, Donna! #4508114

Alexis Yobbagy 7/14/2007 11:45:11 AM

Incredible motion!!! Beautiful eye catching composition with great vibrant colour!!! #4508230

Stephen Zacker 7/14/2007 1:52:07 PM

Creative and Very cool #4508455

eileen bedford 7/14/2007 5:04:01 PM

COOL, love the motion and colors... #4508806

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/14/2007 7:13:29 PM

GREAT colors & composition, Donna...but...I get dizzier just looking at it!!!! LOL LOL
k #4509047

Robert K. Bemus 7/15/2007 12:04:25 AM

Great shot and image, Donna! #4509507

Jill Odice 7/15/2007 12:10:08 AM

Dizzyfying :-) What a great shot! #4509535

Esther Smith 7/15/2007 12:30:17 AM

Terrific motion! Great shot, Donna! #4509626

Cassie L. Woodlee 7/15/2007 2:40:18 PM

This is wonderful Donna, great capture!!!! #4511485

Husain Akhtar 7/16/2007 3:34:02 AM

Very colourful image indeed! Fantastic work, Donna! #4513157

Karen Slagle 7/16/2007 6:20:16 AM

Very nice, Donna. Makes me dizzy. Weeeee.... #4514015

Ronald F. Fischer 7/17/2007 6:52:46 AM

Totally awesome capture, Donna!! #4518024

Susan T. Evans 7/18/2007 5:08:23 PM

I agree, totally awesome image Donna!!! #4524209

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/19/2007 10:12:54 AM

Your comments are truly OUTSTANDING and GREATLY appreciated!!

THANKS!!! #4527319

Gen Nagase 7/19/2007 12:52:33 PM

..looks like dizzying experience.
Awesome capture, Donna.

It must be fun to shoot this... If I were you, I may be shooting 100's of these, I love colors...

The video clip in your gallery is wonderful. I have seen it before but have never commented on it. #4527799

Debbie M. Fleri 7/19/2007 3:15:45 PM

Dizzy was the first thing I thought also...: )

Then the WOW colors...: ) and the POV...Awesome...: ) #4528149

Connie J. Bagot 7/20/2007 6:32:26 PM

Beautiful colors and amazing energy---great photo Donna. #4533238

Ursula I. Abresch 7/20/2007 7:27:26 PM

Beautiful capture, Donna, makes you dizzy just to look at it! #4533449

Hendrik Storme 7/21/2007 1:49:43 PM

Fantastic in camera effects! Wonderful colors and capture!!! #4536284

Patrick Rouzes 7/21/2007 2:22:32 PM

Wonderful work on this amazing capture, Donna! Nice work indeed! #4536391

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/21/2007 7:59:53 PM

Thanks again to all of you!! It is all a matter of timing and luck with these type of images. I took as many as time allowed!!!

Have an awesome weekend everyone!!! #4537497

Jennifer L. Alder 7/22/2007 12:31:30 AM

SPECTACULAR!!!!!! :) #4537993

DiAnna F. Paulk 7/22/2007 4:59:28 AM

GREAT capture, Donna! Colors, lines, composition are wonderful! And thanks for the "tip" about the flash. I wouldn't have thought to use one. #4538521

Erica Murphy 7/23/2007 9:50:05 AM

I love the motion and colors in this shot!

Erica #4544211

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/23/2007 3:29:46 PM

Thank you Jennifer, DiAnna and Erica!!! I appreciate your kind comments!! #4545565

Derek D. Dafoe 7/23/2007 8:50:45 PM

Wonderful fast motion shot Donna!! #4546550

Raymond Pauly 7/23/2007 11:07:30 PM

Cool motion shot, Donna! #4546842

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/30/2007 7:49:04 PM

Thank you Derek and Raymond!!! #4580571

Nancy Grace Chen 8/12/2007 2:13:53 PM

very cool abstract! #4637617

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/12/2007 4:48:25 PM

Thanks Nancy! #4638206

Jennifer L. Alder 10/24/2007 8:23:47 PM

Terrific finalist, Donna!! CONGRATS
:) #4974466

Su Sana E. P 10/24/2007 8:28:30 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Donna!! #4974519

Mike Perez 10/24/2007 8:57:09 PM

Congratulations on your colorful Finalist, Donna. #4974925

Michelle L. Frick 10/24/2007 9:17:40 PM

Congratulations again Donna! #4975186

Sheryl A. Hudson 10/24/2007 9:22:22 PM

Congratulations Donna, on this well deserved finalist!!!
sheryl #4975235

Hector Contreras 10/24/2007 9:31:42 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Donna
Heco #4975313

Laurence Saliba 10/24/2007 9:45:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful finalist Donna!!!!!!! #4975457

Pat Gamwell 10/24/2007 10:39:19 PM

Yet another fabulous finalist, Donna! #4975862

Marilyn K. Lincecum 10/24/2007 11:19:27 PM

Congratulations on another fantastic fianlist !!! Love the colors. #4976003

Janet McNeil 10/25/2007 4:33:41 AM

Congratulations and good luck in round 2!! #4977147

Glenn E. Urquhart 10/25/2007 7:07:29 AM

A Big Congratulations on your Award, Donna!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4978566

Allen O. Howard 10/25/2007 7:08:34 AM

Congratulations Donna! #4978578

Carol Teal 10/25/2007 7:14:03 AM

Beautiful color and blur Donna! Great theme entry and congrats again! #4978637

Kathy L. Clark 10/25/2007 7:52:24 AM

Donna your cleaning up this round, I hope you do in the next. congrats. #4978926

Daniella Puente 10/25/2007 9:25:14 AM

Excellent finalist Donna!!! congrats :) #4979562

Terry L. Ellis 10/25/2007 11:20:18 AM

Another fantastic finalist, Donna! Congratulations, girl! #4980344

Sharon F. Morris 10/25/2007 2:52:59 PM

Congrats Donna on your finalist!! Love the colors and the feel of spinning. #4981416

Stefania Barbier 10/25/2007 3:44:09 PM


Anita N. Hogue 10/25/2007 3:50:31 PM

AWESOME, Donna!!!!! Congratulations on another fabulous win!!!!!! #4981824

Laurie Daily 10/25/2007 4:06:39 PM

Another great motion thrill, Donna! Congratulations! #4981887

Peter Appelbaum 10/25/2007 4:22:01 PM

Congrats again, Donna. Well deserved. Peter #4981988

eileen bedford 10/25/2007 6:58:24 PM

Congratulations on your finalist Donna, well done........ #4982788

Colleen Farrell 10/25/2007 10:09:57 PM

WTG, Donna! Congrats, and good luck in the next round! #4983477

Melissa Malisia 10/26/2007 5:56:24 AM

WONDERFUL motion shot, Donna!! Love the colors & blur! Big congrats on your Finalist!!! :) #4984770

Cyn D Valentine 10/26/2007 5:58:02 AM

Congratulations Donna..awesome image! #4984780

Anita N. Hogue 10/26/2007 2:11:02 PM

Another awesome second place win!!!! WTG my friend!!!!!!! #4986684

Sharon F. Morris 10/26/2007 2:12:38 PM

Congrats Donna on your Second place win.

Sharon Day 10/26/2007 2:31:00 PM

Congratulations again, Donna!!! Another beautiful 2nd place win! #4986854

Michelle L. Frick 10/26/2007 2:45:06 PM

Another winner - congratulations Donna! #4986956

Cyn D Valentine 10/26/2007 2:52:24 PM

Big congratulations Donna on your second place win WTG!! #4987025

Renee Doyle 10/26/2007 3:04:56 PM

Congratulations Donna!! #4987131

Jennifer L. Alder 10/26/2007 3:15:44 PM

Donna, huge congrats on this super winning image!! :) #4987199

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 10/26/2007 3:18:24 PM

To all of you here at BetterPhoto, THANKS SO MUCH!!! I'm very happy to have such great friends who share in the same love of photography!! Keep up the amazing work!! A special thank you to the judges and the people who keep this site up and running.

I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers over the recent fires here in Southern California.


Donna #4987211

Jessica Jenney 10/26/2007 3:44:10 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Donna! #4987309

Terry L. Ellis 10/26/2007 4:05:47 PM

A double!!!

Congratulations, again, Donna! A fabulous Second Place win! #4987411

Melissa Malisia 10/26/2007 4:07:14 PM

BIG congrats on your 2nd place win Donna!!! WTG!! :) #4987422

Mike Perez 10/26/2007 4:11:07 PM

Congratulations on your great Winner, Donna! #4987446

Peter Appelbaum 10/26/2007 4:22:05 PM

Super job, Donna. Congratulations again. Peter #4987502

Claudia Kuhn 10/26/2007 4:36:19 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win, terrific abstract! #4987570

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/26/2007 4:49:17 PM

Great winner, Donna, congratulations!!!
-Debby #4987619

Raymond Pauly 10/26/2007 5:30:55 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #4987780

Su Sana E. P 10/26/2007 6:36:17 PM

Awesome Winner!! Huge Congratulations again, Donna!! And that's a Double, so you must treat me. LOL. #4988048

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar 10/26/2007 6:38:29 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS on this amazing win, Donna! WTG, friend! :) #4988059

Colleen Farrell 10/26/2007 7:01:50 PM

WTG, Donna! Congrats on your win!! #4988162

eileen bedford 10/26/2007 7:05:04 PM

A BIG Congratulations on your win Donna, well done... #4988193

Angie Sidles 10/26/2007 7:08:40 PM

Congrats on another beautiful win Donna! :) #4988223

Evy Johansen 10/26/2007 8:45:10 PM

Many congratulations on another wonderful win, Donna!! #4988594

Lisa J. Boulden 10/26/2007 9:18:44 PM

Congratulations, Donna!
--Lisa #4988674

Laurence Saliba 10/26/2007 9:45:00 PM

WTG Donna!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! #4988739

Susan Fox 10/26/2007 10:00:56 PM

Congratulations on another amazing win Donna! #4988771

Yuntao Liu 10/26/2007 10:19:42 PM

Happy for you Donna! Congratulations! Yuntao #4988798

Stefania Barbier 10/26/2007 11:47:35 PM

congrats Donna on another spectacular win!!! #4988930

Sheryl A. Hudson 10/27/2007 12:43:47 AM

Congratulaitons again Donna, on another great winner!
sheryl #4989060

Mary K. Robison 10/27/2007 1:28:16 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on another colorful winner, Donna! #4989102

Barbara Waldoch 10/27/2007 1:57:29 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful win, Donna! #4989142

Joseph N. DiGilio 10/27/2007 4:16:31 AM

Beautiful image ... Congratulations Donna. #4989367

Laurie Daily 10/27/2007 4:53:34 AM

A very cool winner, Donna! Another congrats to you! #4989460

Jeff W. Robinson 10/27/2007 5:44:06 AM

Congrats Donna on your Very Cool Winning image! Jeff #4989712

Graeme Chow 10/27/2007 6:37:51 AM

Donna, outstanding light play and congrats!!! to you. #4990080

Kathy L. Clark 10/27/2007 6:49:12 AM

Hooray Donna on another fabulous win. Congrats. #4990147

David Phalen 10/27/2007 9:32:59 AM

Big Congrats (again) on a well deserved Winner! #4990872

Nancy L. Green 10/27/2007 12:52:26 PM

Congratulations Donna on another wonderful and very well deserved winner, WTG!! <>< #4991638

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/27/2007 8:45:21 PM

A big congratulations Donna for another super winner. #4992859

Angela Azzinnaro 10/27/2007 9:34:48 PM


Susan T. Evans 10/27/2007 10:04:28 PM

Congrats again Donna!!! WTG!!!!! Super month!!!! #4993034

Robert K. Bemus 10/27/2007 10:43:38 PM

I love this type of photography and this image...congrats on win #2, Donna!!! #4993093

Yuntao Liu 10/28/2007 1:02:25 PM

Congratulations again Donna! Yuntao #4995408

Lynn Haack 10/28/2007 3:27:44 PM

Stunningly beautiful photo....congrats on your WINNER! Lynn #4995916

Susan M. Hembree 10/28/2007 8:35:47 PM

Wonderful, Donna! Congratulations on your 2nd place win! #4997039

Dianna Hauf 10/29/2007 9:11:18 AM

Better late than never!!! Fabulous presentation, capture and color Donna!!! A super heartfelt congratulations!!!! #4999718

Sherry Sturgis 10/29/2007 9:28:01 AM

Magnificant capture, Donna!!! Congratulations !!!! #4999795

Emile Abbott 10/29/2007 10:24:25 AM

Congratulations Donna on another fabulous winner. #4999971

Monika Sapek 10/29/2007 5:47:10 PM

You did such a nice job here, Donna! I always enjoy doing low-light photography and looking at work of others, just like this one of yours! Many congratulations on your Second Place Win with this so colorful and full of energy image, Donna!

Anna Diederich 10/29/2007 5:52:36 PM

Big congrats on this fabulous winner, Donna! #5001557

Carol Teal 11/1/2007 10:00:16 PM

Donna, congrats on your win!! #5016990

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/3/2007 1:03:29 PM

Thanks again to each of you for such great inspiration and congratulatory wishes!! They are truly appreciated VERY much!!! #5023682

Stanley C. Sims 11/6/2007 5:33:13 PM

I missed this winning image. I love motion photography. Big congarats on this winner Donna. #5037059

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/7/2007 9:58:16 PM

Thank you Stanley! #5042891

Lisa J. Boulden 3/22/2008 4:43:41 PM

What a beautiful winner!!!
~Lisa #5679639

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/22/2008 4:57:00 PM

Thanks Lisa!!!! #5679711

Bill Knaps 3/27/2008 9:14:55 PM

Beautiful shot Donna. Congrats on this win and all your wins. Bill #5708384

Brook Burling 5/29/2009 12:35:03 PM

WOW! This is sooo cool! Congrats!!! #7576966

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/29/2009 12:48:04 PM

Thank you Bill and Brook! #7576987

Songbird Cline 6/2/2009 8:27:30 PM

all your work is amazing! this is terrific!! #7591433

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/2/2009 8:48:05 PM

I appreciate your gallery visit and sweet comments.


Donna #7591489

Jean B. Hall 9/6/2009 2:55:53 PM

Incredible shot. You have so many terrific images in your gallery! #7920465

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/6/2009 5:34:53 PM

Thank you Jean! I appreciate your gallery visit and great comments! #7920750

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This ride has black lights and strobes that flash on occasion, depending on the exposure, the colors are always different.

F8.0 @ 1.0 sec ISO 64


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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 100/100, Flash: flash fired, ISO: 64, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 7mm, Camera Model: C5050Z

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