Surfing Sensations

© Donna LaMattino Pagakis

Surfing Sensations

Val Feldman Student 1/2/2010 4:40:51 AM

Magnificent!!! What a totally emotionally charged capture for the viewer - the colors are just incredible, Donna - I could stare at this for hours. Excellent capture and a definite winner! #1222105

Michelle Alton 1/2/2010 4:42:39 AM

I agree with Valarie, Donna. This is not only GOLDEN, but a surefire winner! #8263160

Tiia Vissak 1/2/2010 5:07:27 AM

a beautiful image! #8263243

Mary Beth Aiello 1/2/2010 6:03:14 AM

Ditto the WINNER. Instant fav for me, Donna. This is just spectacular. #8263419

Linda D. Lester 1/2/2010 6:33:11 AM

AWESOME...love the colors and comp! #8263542

Dr Silly 1/2/2010 6:40:00 AM

Awesome. :O) #8263597

Angie M. Davis 1/2/2010 11:16:26 AM

This is wonderful!!! #8264223

JudyAnn Rector 1/2/2010 12:13:38 PM

Wow, Donna, I agee with all that has already been said... your image is captivating as well as stunning! Happy New Year! #8264301

Steve M. Harrington 1/2/2010 5:03:27 PM

Beautiful and vibrant, Donna!
Steve #8264862

Rick Clark 1/2/2010 8:42:33 PM

Beautiful colors, this is wonderful! #8265259

Julianne Bradford 1/3/2010 6:11:41 PM

A wonderful vibrant expert capture Donna! WTG! #8267755

Ken Smith 1/4/2010 5:02:28 PM

You popped this photo, and it's perfect. Excellent work, Donna!! #8270340

Kathy Cline 1/9/2010 12:07:11 PM

KIller DONNA!!! This sucker better win an award!!
LOVE IT!! #8284136

Patricia White 1/15/2010 3:46:47 PM

Well I must say this is awesome. Colors are outstanding. You sure did capture this wonderfully. Your gallery is wonderful. #8300243

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/16/2010 11:27:05 AM

Thank you for all of your incredible comments!!!

Take care,

Donna #8302092

Kathy Salerni 1/23/2010 5:10:50 PM

Donna, you take absolutely beautiful water landscape images! #8324764

Leslie McLain 1/28/2010 4:30:31 AM

Amazing colors, comp, and sunset, Donna. #8336660

Allen O. Howard 1/28/2010 11:24:02 AM

Absolutely AWESOME Donna! #8337615

Kate Jackson 1/28/2010 3:07:15 PM

He's in beach heaven! Awesome capture Donna! #8338040

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/28/2010 3:09:49 PM

Thank you Kathy, Leslie, Allen and Kate!!! #8338044

Robert Jensen 1/30/2010 7:36:49 AM

Great sunset image #8341936

Dianna Murphy 1/30/2010 8:40:10 AM

What a fabulous image Donna. A winner . #8342128

Debra R. Harder 1/31/2010 8:56:42 AM

I agree. A Winner for sure, Donna! The lighting, colors, composition...absolute PERFECTION!! BEAUTIFUL!! Deb #8344459

Marilyn K. Lincecum 2/18/2010 7:37:06 PM

Ditto with Debra...Love the surfer standing there all alone too. Truly beautiful!! #8393133

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/18/2010 7:38:29 PM

All of your comments are inspirational and very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Donna #8393135

Nancyj Hovey 2/19/2010 8:38:15 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8394538

Sherry McClead 2/19/2010 10:07:12 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna! #8395381

Sharon 2/19/2010 12:47:47 PM

Congratulations!!! #8396657

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/19/2010 1:09:45 PM

CONGRATULATIONS again, Donna! #8396866

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/19/2010 2:42:10 PM

Awesome image, Donna!

Congrats again!
Debby #8397424

Raymond Pauly 2/19/2010 3:00:23 PM

Hey, Donna!! How many?? You're on a roll!! Congratulations again!! #8397564

Dianna Murphy 2/19/2010 3:06:48 PM

Incredible! The winner to me. Congratulations #8397604

Amy M. Wilson 2/19/2010 4:20:43 PM

Stunning capture and Finalist... congrats again, Donna!! #8398008

Stefania Barbier 2/19/2010 11:45:21 PM

magnificent finalist, congratulations!!!! #8399742

Katarina Mansson 2/20/2010 1:46:50 AM

Donna - a HUGE HUGE congratulations to all your superb finalists this month!!! So well deserved! Good luck in the next round too! #8399928

Debra R. Harder 2/20/2010 9:54:09 AM

Ohhhh mighty beach master!! You are the best!! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!! Deb #8401230

Leslie McLain 2/20/2010 3:26:04 PM

Congrats on this stunning finalist, Donna. #8401972

Glenn E. Traver 2/20/2010 5:54:32 PM

Congratulations Donna on this Cool Warm Finalist ~ GT #8402374

Kathy Cline 2/20/2010 6:47:57 PM

HI DONNA
Well well well....the QUEEN OF AWARDS this month.
You deserve a BIG PRIZE with all that hard work.
Congratulations BIG TIME
Have a blessed weekend and hope to see you soon when the flowers are in the fields.

glitter-graphics.com #8402550

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 2/21/2010 11:01:45 AM

Thank you everyone!!! You have left some very cool comments.

I appreciate your gallery visit and constant support!

Donna

PS Cute hula girls Kathy, see you soon!!! #8404241

Cathy Barrows 2/21/2010 11:43:05 PM

Congrats on your finalist...fantastic #8405661

Elida Gutierrez 2/23/2010 12:17:24 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410337

Usman Bajwa 2/25/2010 4:07:47 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna. Hope to see it get Golden!!

UB. #8414349

Stefania Barbier 2/25/2010 11:43:55 AM

huge congrats on your win! #8415296

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/25/2010 11:58:28 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna!! #8415405

Linda D. Lester 2/25/2010 12:22:53 PM

Just love it.....great month!!! Congratulations! #8415574

Michelle Alton 2/25/2010 12:26:38 PM

Congratulations! An awesome winner, Donna. #8415591

Jeana Clark 2/25/2010 12:40:26 PM


Huge Congrats for this
Fantastic Winner Donna!!!

~J~ #8415668

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 2/25/2010 12:43:48 PM

I'm so happy for your multiple wins Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!! #8415682

Tiia Vissak 2/25/2010 1:07:14 PM

Congratulations again! #8415807

Renata Gusciora 2/25/2010 1:07:25 PM

Huge congratualtions again,Donna!!!:-) #8415809

Amy M. Wilson 2/25/2010 1:08:35 PM

Big congratulations on another FABULOUS WINNER, Donna!!! #8415814

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/25/2010 1:24:35 PM

Big CONGRATS on this beauty, Donna! #8415895

Phyllis Burchett 2/25/2010 1:47:58 PM

Congrats on this fabulous image Donna! #8416010

Val Feldman 2/25/2010 2:01:16 PM

Happy to pass on yet another BIG congratulations on your fantastic Gold Win, Donna!! (Gosh, this is stunning!) #8416074

Gina Cormier 2/25/2010 2:08:17 PM

Huge Congrats again!!!!!!!! wow!!! #8416098

Deborah C. Lewinson 2/25/2010 2:14:25 PM

Congrats yet again, Donna, on this outstanding winner!
#8416116

Fran J. Jagger 2/25/2010 2:16:18 PM

Congrats on this Sensational 2nd Place Winner, Donna!! :) #8416123

Janice Mezzacappa 2/25/2010 2:21:45 PM

Huge congrats Donna on all your fantastic winners so well deserving!!! WTG!! #8416146

Cathy Barrows 2/25/2010 2:44:05 PM

Congrats on your 2nd place win...my fav of your winners #8416255

Debra R. Harder 2/25/2010 2:56:23 PM

WTG, Donna! Huge congratulations on another BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #8416298

Renee Doyle 2/25/2010 3:00:41 PM

Beautiful!!! Big congratulations once more Donna!! #8416309

Lydia Williams 2/25/2010 3:23:35 PM

Keep em coming Donna! Absolutely beautiful..congratulations! #8416352

Freddy Bland 2/25/2010 5:04:16 PM

Fantastic winner and BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!!! #8416559

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/25/2010 5:31:45 PM

WHOA!!! Another awesome winner, Donna!!! :-) k #8416671

Sabrina Ryan 2/25/2010 5:50:02 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna! #8416771

Bunny Snow 2/25/2010 5:50:45 PM

WOW! The lighting is perfectly correct and well captured, and the subject is compelling with its graphic design. In addition, your HDR image is right on target. All this equals another beautiful image and another awesome win, Donna.

Congratulations!!!! ;-) Bunny #8416774

Ken Smith 2/25/2010 5:56:18 PM

You had the month of a lifetime! :-) Now, if you can bottle it then pass some to me! :-) Congrats again, Donna! #8416785

Katarina Mansson 2/26/2010 2:05:21 AM

Congratulations again Donna...and again....and again...and again! #8417438

Usman Bajwa 2/26/2010 2:38:00 AM

A beautiful WINNER, Donna!! What a month for you!

UB. #8417526

Leslie McLain 2/26/2010 5:13:48 AM

Congrats on all of your beautiful winners, Donna. #8417814

Anita N. Hogue 2/26/2010 6:02:54 AM

WOW, another gorgeous winner! Congratulations, Donna! #8418018

David Phalen 2/26/2010 9:13:56 AM

BIG Congrats on another Winner and the great month you've had!! #8418413

Mike Umbreit 2/27/2010 6:29:13 AM

Donna - Congrats again! Love the glow! - Mike #8419915

Gail Vitikacs 2/27/2010 9:08:09 AM

Reminds me of "Endless Summer"...this is awesome...congrats again and again! #8420341

Susana Heide 2/27/2010 7:17:35 PM

WOOOHOOOOO What a month for YOU!!!!! So well deserved!! Another GOLDEN image Donna!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8421141

Datha Y. Thompson 2/27/2010 9:08:11 PM

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!!
Excellent work and so very well deserved Donna!!! YGG :) #8421269

Cindy Bendush 2/28/2010 1:44:48 AM

Gorgeous HDR image Donna! Big congratulations on your second place winner! #8421444

Sharon Day 2/28/2010 6:17:44 PM

Gorgeous shot, Donna!!! Love the colors! Congratulations again! #8422835

Kristi A. Howson 3/1/2010 8:32:21 PM

Congratulations Donna. Another stunning winner! #8425612

Anne McKinnell 3/1/2010 9:10:50 PM

Congratulations again Donna, this is gorgeous. #8425674

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/2/2010 2:45:39 PM

Thank you everyone!

I appreciate your congratulatory wishes, inspiration and great comments!!! What a remarkable honor!!!

Take care!

Donna #8427683

Stephen Zacker 3/2/2010 3:32:32 PM

Fantastic capture and colors. Makes me miss Ca :-) Congratulations #8427808

Glenn E. Traver 3/11/2010 2:21:55 PM

Congratulations Donna . This is a Standout Winner, I can feel the warmth ~ GT #8448739

Leland N. Saunders 3/12/2010 9:38:50 AM

The color is unbelievable !! Marvelous, Donna !!

Lee #8450935

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/15/2010 2:52:31 PM

Thank you for all of your very kind comments and congratulatory wishes. This really was a gorgeous sunset!

Take care,

Donna #8457640

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/4/2010 11:53:04 PM

Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!


Dominick #8589782


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Description

I captured this surfer enjoying the sunset while he waited for his son's to exit the water. He said he learned to surf in the past few years. His son's got him into the sport and he loves it!!!

High Dynamic Range Photograph

Tamarack Beach
Carlsbad, California
December 31, 2009

*Monthly Theme~ New Beginnings*

Exif: F Number: 8, ISO: 400, FocalLength: 55.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 450D

Uploaded on 1/2/2010 4:33:22 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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