Surfer and the Storm

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

Surfer and the Storm

Stefania Barbier level-addict 12/11/2007 10:51:36 PM

spectacular Donna... beautiful comp and dramatic tones and sky...! #806433

Jennifer L. Alder 12/11/2007 11:19:33 PM

Nice tones and clarity, Donna! #5198021

Evy Johansen level-addict 12/12/2007 12:10:20 AM

Beautiful B&W, Donna!! #5198149

Teresa A. Burnett level-addict 12/12/2007 12:20:14 AM

Beautiful dramatic image Donna!!! Love the b&w!!! #5198187

Barbara Waldoch 12/12/2007 12:24:38 AM

Terrific shot, Donna! #5198200

Ray Clarke 12/12/2007 12:26:30 AM

Wonderful capture Donna, love the tones!!!(R) #5198208

Paul E. Earl 12/12/2007 12:32:40 AM

Lovely shot!! #5198236

Jeff Robinson level-addict 12/12/2007 4:55:10 AM

Great comp and use of B&W! Very well done Donna! Jeff #5198924

Anita Hogue 12/12/2007 4:57:24 AM

gorgeous b&W, Donna! #5198941

Erin Appelbaum level-addict 12/12/2007 5:12:16 AM

Fantastic B&W tones Donna. Peter #5199034

Z. Banu 12/12/2007 6:12:02 AM

stunning image!!!!!great shot!Donna #5199322

Yuntao Liu 12/12/2007 6:17:18 AM

Outstanding capture! Excellent tone and composition! Well done Donna! Yuntao #5199347

Cyn Valentine level-addict 12/12/2007 6:18:18 AM

Gorgeous DOnna!!! Wonderful light..great comp..excellent! #5199352

David Phalen level-addict 12/12/2007 6:48:08 AM

A beauty! Love the light, comp and clarity. #5199503

Alexis Yobbagy 12/12/2007 9:14:52 AM

Beautiful shot and I love your decision to use B&W!!! GREAT work!!! #5200035

virafoto - 12/12/2007 12:28:42 PM

Oh, my God!
I want... I want this picture as present of Santa Claus!
Spectacular, photographer!
You created beautiful panoramic of the already beautiful scenery.
Nobody could imagine that the picture in black and white would be magisterial as it is.
My congratulations... Many congratulations!
I got my present of Christmas...
And I take the picture as my Favorite one (before others arrive here and think the same!)...


Susan Fox 12/12/2007 12:38:37 PM

I love all your B&W beach images! You do such a great job with the tonal contrast. #5200679

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/12/2007 4:01:45 PM

Thanks for all of your OUTSTANDING compliments and continued support!! I truly appreciate it VERY much!!

This photograph and more are available for purchase on my website. Stop by anytime, I'm adding photos all the time!!

Take care!!

Donna #5201233

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/12/2007 6:16:11 PM

Awsome capture Donne, the b/w convertion looks GREAT! #5201645

Nobu Nagase 12/12/2007 7:23:51 PM

Beautiful !
Great comp. #5201810

Sandra R. Alvey 12/12/2007 8:39:27 PM

SPECTACULAR B&W conversion Donna! Gorgeous gorgeous detail and POV! I love this! They better give you pretty gold buttons under this one!!!


Kathy L. Clark 12/13/2007 1:20:35 PM

Donna this is totally awesome. So beautiful and perfect in every way. Great image. #5204643

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/13/2007 5:29:55 PM

Thank you Nancy, Nobi, Sandra and Kathy. Your compliments are AWESOME!! #5205435

Jessica Jenney level-addict 12/13/2007 6:34:22 PM

Gorgeous landscape, Donna! Beautiful tones, lighting and clarity! #5205606

Michelle L. Frick 12/13/2007 8:33:22 PM

Oh, I am loving this shot Donna! Soooooo beautiful in BW - the tones and the mood, the light - it's all just perfect!! Hope we see this again! #5205885

Tiia Vissak 12/14/2007 2:28:32 AM

A beautiful & dramatic capture! #5206441

Manos Peponas 12/14/2007 11:49:02 AM

excellent composition, wonderful dramatic sky and great b/w tonality and contrast #5207849

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/15/2007 12:22:28 PM

Your comments are awesome and truly appreciated!!! The funny thing is, I was at the beach and it actually started to sprinkle!! I've lived in S. California almost all my life and this was my first time ON the beach in the rain. It was kind of cool!!!

Donna #5210730

Sheryl A. Hudson 12/16/2007 9:29:52 AM

Outstanding B&W work Donna! Looks like a true winner to me!!! #5214035

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/16/2007 4:13:40 PM

Thank you Sheryl!! #5215541

David W. Orias 12/19/2007 9:25:49 AM

The clouds create a wonderful mood to the shot. Who said you need big lenses to take surfing shots Donna? #5227340

Jim Britt 12/19/2007 11:24:51 AM

This black and white is excellent. Very cool shot and details. #5227786

Tammy Scott 12/19/2007 5:22:59 PM

Awesome B&W image! #5230144

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 12/19/2007 5:27:56 PM

Thank you David, Jim and Tammy!!! #5230209

Darryl Wilkinson 1/1/2008 12:30:39 AM

Love the drama of this beauty, Donna!

happy New Year!! #5274901

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 1/1/2008 12:40:43 AM

Thanks, same to you Darryl! #5274930

Steven E. Ray 1/1/2008 10:23:31 AM

Wow... this one is simply outstanding as a grayscale. There is so much detail and motion. Just excellent! #5276829

BILL BRELSFORD level-addict 1/5/2008 5:10:48 PM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 1/5/2008 5:26:40 PM

Thank you Steven and Bill! It was a great day to visit the beach, cold and stormy but the clouds were spectacular!! #5297530

Danielle Fuller 1/6/2008 7:44:22 AM

Donna, This is beautiful Love it in B&W! #5299829

Angela Pound 1/13/2008 8:51:32 PM

Amazing photo. #5335519

Michelle L. Frick 1/25/2008 10:28:11 AM

Congratulations Donna!! #5392750

Dianna Hauf 1/25/2008 10:44:59 AM

Congratulations again Donna!!! #5392908

Karen Engelbreth 1/25/2008 11:16:04 AM

Congratulations, Donna! #5393282

Stefania Barbier level-addict 1/25/2008 11:33:57 AM

another beautiful finalist, CONGRATS!!! #5393489

Terry L. Ellis level-addict 1/25/2008 11:43:49 AM

Another terrific finalist, Donna! Big congratulations, friend! #5393614

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/25/2008 12:38:14 PM

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalst!!! Best of the luck in the next round!!! #5394071

Teresa A. Burnett level-addict 1/25/2008 12:58:41 PM

Congratulations again Donna!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5394237

Marcel J. Fernandez level-addict 1/25/2008 1:31:24 PM

Congratulations Donna! I hope to se this one in the winner's circle. #5394563

Susan M. Campbell level-addict 1/25/2008 2:24:27 PM

Another winning image...congrats!! #5394901

Anita Hogue 1/25/2008 2:25:53 PM

So beautiful, Donna! Congratulations!!! ps just had my 6th grandchild this morning......anita #5394912

BILL BRELSFORD level-addict 1/25/2008 3:27:48 PM

Congratulations its a super image
regards,Bill #5395339

Laurie Daily level-addict 1/25/2008 3:29:32 PM

Another Congratulations, Donna! #5395353

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict 1/25/2008 3:52:32 PM

Outstanding image, Donna!
Congratulations on this finalist award!
-Debby #5395510

Christopher Budny level-addict 1/25/2008 4:02:01 PM

Congrats, Donna, on your fav making Finalist! #5395548

Jim Britt level-addict 1/25/2008 4:22:39 PM

Congrats! Love this shot. #5395664

Renee Doyle level-addict 1/25/2008 5:07:48 PM

Congratulations once again Donna!! #5395980

Sam Britt level-addict 1/25/2008 5:25:35 PM

Congratulations again, Donna! #5396104

Sherry K. Adkins level-addict 1/25/2008 9:24:50 PM

Congrats, Donna, on your finalist. #5397137

Debra R. Harder 1/25/2008 10:48:04 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Donna, on this GORGEOUS B&W image! Beautiful work! Deb #5397393

Les Rhoades level-addict 1/26/2008 6:08:41 AM

Congratulations on your FINALIST! #5398529

Kristi A. Howson 1/26/2008 10:29:47 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful Finalist! Stunning in B&W Donna! #5399920

Linda Blair 1/26/2008 12:17:30 PM

Beautiful finalist...congratulations!!!! ☺ #5400320

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 1/26/2008 12:18:53 PM

Thanks for all of your congratulatory wishes and excellent comments!!

I'm glad I was able to share this stormy day at the beach with all of you.

Take care and best wishes!!

Donna #5400326

Michael G. Marshall 1/26/2008 2:07:03 PM

Congratulations Donna! Another wonderful winner from your gallery! Bravo! #5400639

Ken Smith level-addict 1/26/2008 9:14:14 PM

Bring back the large panos!! Of course, this looks super even at 750 pixels. Congrats, Donna! #5402075

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 1/27/2008 7:27:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS,Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WTG,my friend!!!!!!!!!!!! #5402881

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 3/9/2008 4:29:16 PM

Thank you Michael, Ken and Patrick for your great comments and congratulatory wishes!!! #5617766

Michael Kelly level-addict 8/13/2008 10:22:11 PM

Donna, you have some terrific shots in your portfolio, but I think this is one of the best! The tonality is wonderful, but what I really like is the sense of space and size that this capture portrays. Truly a work of art.

Mike #6310624

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 8/14/2008 8:49:06 AM

Thank you for your inspirational compliments Mike!!! I truly appreciate your gallery visit!!

Donna #6312516

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