Sunset Surfer in California

© Donna La Mattino Pagakis

Sunset Surfer in California

Ray Clarke 6/15/2009 12:10:41 AM

Lovely sunset imge Donna, great silhouette.!!!(R) #1141543

Raymond Pauly 6/15/2009 12:18:35 AM

Great sunset image here, Donna. #7630718

Laura E. Swan 6/15/2009 12:37:07 AM

What a wonderful feel I get from this image, Donna! The warm sunset, the silhouette of he and his board, that gorgeous pier silhouetted as well...Really beautiful!

-Laura #7630808

Tommy E. Burgess 6/15/2009 12:37:37 AM

Outstanding capture Donna!! #7630812

Usman M. Bajwa 6/15/2009 12:53:02 AM

Donna, this is very lovely image. Love the sunset hues and the silhouette!!

Usman. #7630856

Brett Dolsen 6/15/2009 1:26:29 AM

A wonderfull and nostalgic composition Stefania!!Brett #7630941

Stefania Barbier 6/15/2009 1:40:55 AM

truly gorgeous... exquisite sunset and colors! #7630981

a2o aini 6/15/2009 1:55:36 AM

what a wonderful image, Donna! #7631017

Avril Young 6/15/2009 2:41:23 AM

wow!!! stunning, stunning, stunning, did I tell you that this is stunning ;) #7631098

Tammy Scott 6/15/2009 3:44:19 AM

What a terrific portrait and great lighting! #7631224

Jeff Robinson 6/15/2009 4:07:48 AM

What a Great capture of the moment - Outstanding work Donna! Jeff #7631320

Joy Rector 6/15/2009 4:20:01 AM

beautiful #7631397

Laurence Saliba 6/15/2009 4:51:41 AM

Gorgeous work Donna!!! #7631508

Marilyn Cornwell 6/15/2009 5:18:15 AM

So wonderful!! #7631599

Renata Gusciora 6/15/2009 7:13:58 AM

Fantastic capture,Donna! #7631875

Julianne Bradford 6/15/2009 9:14:20 AM

Wonderful capture and color Donna.You are so great with these sunset shots! I didn't know it was his first time! Wow, how adventuresome. #7632287

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/15/2009 10:08:18 AM

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your great comments!

Donna #7632500

Dr Silly 6/15/2009 10:28:25 AM

Wonderful capture. :O) #7632588

Michelle L. Frick 6/15/2009 11:08:16 AM

He's brave - isn't that when sharks come out to have dinner? Beautiful silhouette and colors Donna!! #7632671

Leslie McLain 6/15/2009 11:39:50 AM

Amazing sunset image. The location of the sunset and the silhouette are just perfect. #7632745

Janice Mezzacappa 6/15/2009 12:09:27 PM

Fantastic shot Donna, beautiful sunset, pier and silhouette of the surfer!! This is why I love CA!! #7632830

Ron McEwan 6/15/2009 1:20:31 PM

A terrific shot Donna, I can hear the waves hitting the shore all the way here, beautiful moody shot for sure. #7633005

Nadya Johnson 6/15/2009 4:20:59 PM

Wow! Donna, this is just superb!! #7633502

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/15/2009 5:01:51 PM

Thanks again to each of you!!!

Donna #7633669

Dianna Murphy 6/15/2009 7:09:30 PM

Beautiful Donna. Great work. #7634115

Ujjwal Mukherjee 6/15/2009 8:07:38 PM

Fabulous light and tone! Wonderful image,Donna!! #7634262

Arnie Horwitz 6/15/2009 9:31:43 PM

Great capture with wonderful lighting, Donna! #7634407

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/15/2009 9:36:39 PM

Thank you Dianna, Ujjwal and Arnie! #7634411

Katarina Mansson 6/15/2009 10:47:59 PM

Magical! #7634481

Robert K. Bemus 6/15/2009 11:26:26 PM

Beautiful sunset and mood here, Donna!! #7634542

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2009 12:27:21 AM

Thank you Katarina and Robert! #7634752

Alex T. Mizuno 6/16/2009 12:47:20 AM

This beach should be named as Donna Beach. The guy's silhouette has a strong character. It looks like Kamehameha. Needles to say the background is really dramatic. Another great beach image Donna!! #7634812

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 6/16/2009 7:15:36 AM

Beautiful image. #7636091

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2009 9:13:58 AM

Wow, thanks Alex and Karacan!!! #7636502

Ken Smith 6/17/2009 5:36:49 AM

Perfect portrait, Donna..excellent portrait of a man in his environment! #7639536

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/17/2009 5:51:32 PM

Thanks Ken! #7641596

Susan M. Campbell 6/28/2009 2:03:19 PM

Fabulous image with a great story too. Nice capture Donna! #7687185

Tammy Espino 12/15/2009 2:54:02 PM

Big Congrats on this great capture!! :) #8218477

Stephen S. Maguire 12/15/2009 3:13:27 PM

Congrats on the award!! This is a superb image!! Well done!!! #8218605

Courtenay Vanderbilt 12/15/2009 4:00:28 PM

Big Congratulations, Deb, beautiful! #8218888

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/15/2009 4:38:18 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on this excellent finalist!

Debby #8219205

Amy M. Wilson 12/15/2009 5:54:06 PM

Congratulations on your excellent Finalist, Donna!!! #8219773

Christine Lobsinger 12/15/2009 6:40:20 PM

Hi Donna, Congrats to you on your beautiful Finalist shot!!!


Michael Umbreit 12/15/2009 7:02:15 PM

Donna - Congratulations on your finalist! - Mike #8220139

Barbara Waldoch 12/15/2009 8:03:02 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist, Donna! #8220579

Sharon Sawyer 12/15/2009 8:23:35 PM

Donna, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #8220678

Janice Mezzacappa 12/15/2009 9:22:09 PM

Spectacular finalist Donna huge congrats!! #8220869

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/15/2009 9:32:20 PM

Beautiful sunset and silhouett..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round!! #8220912

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/15/2009 9:32:22 PM

Beautiful sunset and silhouett..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round!! #8220913

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/15/2009 9:32:22 PM

Beautiful sunset and silhouett..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round!! #8220915

Robert S. Grauer 12/16/2009 12:05:03 AM

Congrats on yet another finalist!!! #8221472

Tommy E. Burgess 12/16/2009 12:12:29 AM

Huge congratulations on your outstanding finalist Donna!! #8221498

Stefania Barbier 12/16/2009 12:42:57 AM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Donna!!! #8221599

Usman M. Bajwa 12/16/2009 1:14:52 AM

Congratulations Donna on this beautiful Finalist!

UB. #8221661

Michelle Alton 12/16/2009 3:50:04 AM

A winner, to be sure, Donna.
Congratulations! #8221850

Michelle Alton 12/16/2009 3:50:08 AM

A winner, to be sure, Donna.
Congratulations! #8221851

Michelle Alton 12/16/2009 3:50:16 AM

A winner, to be sure, Donna.
Congratulations! #8221853

Michelle Alton 12/16/2009 3:50:44 AM

A winner, to be sure, Donna.
Congratulations! #8221856

Michelle Alton 12/16/2009 3:51:11 AM

A winner, to be sure, Donna.
Congratulations! #8221860

Ken Smith 12/16/2009 5:32:22 AM

Excellent, Donna. Congrats to you!! #8222268

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 12/16/2009 9:06:45 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna! Gorgeous image!!! #8223122

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/16/2009 12:40:40 PM

Thank you for your incredible comments, inspiration and congratulatory wishes. I appreciate all of your support!!

Take care,


Leslie McLain 12/16/2009 2:23:03 PM

Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Donna. #8223979

Leslie McLain 12/16/2009 2:31:41 PM

A very Big CONGRATS to you Donna for your Finalist Pick. A Very Well deserved Picture you have here. I wish you the very best in the next round.


Brett Dolsen 12/16/2009 4:54:09 PM

Wonderfull finalist!!Congratulations Donna!!Brett #8224533

Nancyj E. Hovey 12/16/2009 6:32:22 PM


on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8224860

Maria Coulson 12/16/2009 8:17:39 PM

Wonderful shot Donna, congratulations! #8225244

Katarina Mansson 12/16/2009 11:28:01 PM

Now there is a place I would like to be ;)

Congrats Donna and good luck next! #8225504

Kristi A. Howson 12/17/2009 9:11:43 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful and best of luck in the next round! Great silhouette shot at sunset Donna! #8226574

Debra R. Harder 12/17/2009 9:44:04 AM

This is outstanding, Donna! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!! Deb #8226699

Mitch Spence 12/17/2009 10:25:39 AM

Congratulations to you, Donna, on your finalist! #8226820

Karen Celella 12/17/2009 12:52:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna. He must be thrilled also! #8227073

Tiia Vissak 12/17/2009 1:38:45 PM

Congratulations! #8227215

Bojan Bencic 12/17/2009 1:45:57 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #8227236

Patrick Rouzes 12/17/2009 6:40:01 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Donna! WTG,my friend! #8227915

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/17/2009 6:44:06 PM

Thank you everyone for your incredible comments and congratulatory wishes.

Much appreciated!!!

Donna #8227924

Kathy Cline 12/17/2009 7:22:01 PM

Wonderful Congratulaitons Girl Friend

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It was the first time he set foot in the Pacific Ocean and he was surfing at sunset. Thank you Kris for allowing me to photograph you!!!

Oceanside Beach, California
June 6, 2009
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 18 mm
F 6.3 @ 1/250 ISO 100

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL

Uploaded on 6/15/2009 12:02:14 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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