Great Wide Open

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 1/7/2010 12:24:49 AM

Fabulous capture, Donna!

UB. #1224030

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 1/7/2010 12:32:30 AM

Outstanding image and composition, Donna, were on the same wavelenght today with the sunset image!


Dominick #8276631

Brett Dolsen 1/7/2010 12:41:52 AM

Beautifull light and composition Donna!!Brett #8276668

Tiia Vissak 1/7/2010 12:43:49 AM

very beautiful! #8276674

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/7/2010 12:51:26 AM

What a show indeed Donna!!! Fantastic silhouette!! Love this!! Happy New Year to you too :-)
#8276687

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/7/2010 4:00:26 AM

Beautiful - Outstanding capture of the moment Donna! Jeff #8277069

Bojan Bencic level-classic 1/7/2010 4:07:45 AM

Great composition and scene, Donna. Beautiful photo. #8277115

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 1/7/2010 5:25:28 AM

Gorgeous comp, colors and light, Donna! #8277487

Nikki McDonald level-classic 1/7/2010 7:16:04 AM

Lovely layers of color and a charming silhouette. Love the description, too, Donna #8277852

Julie Burnett level-classic 1/7/2010 10:42:43 AM

Gorgeous color and composition, Donna. The expansiveness of the ocean and sky against that tiny silhouette tells a great story in itself! #8278418

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/7/2010 12:05:34 PM

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What a capture, Beautiful composition.!!!(R)

1/7/2010 12:23:20 AM

Thank you everyone for your inspirational comments!!

Donna #8278581

Sheila D. Robertson 1/7/2010 4:03:35 PM

Lovely image. #8279065

Alex T. Mizuno 1/7/2010 5:14:09 PM

She is so absorbed by the beauty of the sea. I can recall the first time I saw the sea when I was a kid too. Very poetic image Donna. I really love it. #8279256

David A. Dawson 1/7/2010 9:45:02 PM

This is an excellent composition. The stripe of ocean neatly placed between the brilliant colors of the sunset and the equally brilliant reflection in the wet sand makes a perfect dividing line for the symmetry of the photo. The girl and her reflection are placed right on the rule of thirds intersect point. Very nice job! #8279758

Jill Odice level-classic 1/9/2010 1:34:43 PM

Donna,
This one went right into my favorites! Love the BIG sky and all that beautiful color. The little girl really shows how BIG that sky rerally is! This is one to enlarge and frame my friend! We are headed to the LA Zoo on Tuesday if you want to join us there... #8284326

Kathleen K. Parker level-classic 1/9/2010 1:35:44 PM

This is fabulous, Donna! I would never leave that beach!
KK #8284328

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/11/2010 2:56:27 PM

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your super comments!!

Donna #8289635

Debra R. Harder 1/14/2010 8:57:40 AM

This is really OUTSTANDING, Donna! You live in absolute paradise!! Wish I was there. Gorgeous colors, details, lighting and silhouette. Brilliant image!! Deb #8296802

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/22/2010 12:33:37 PM

Thank you Deb! #8321818

Steve M. Harrington 1/25/2010 2:53:50 PM

A fine moment captured beautifully, Donna. The tones are outstanding.
Steve #8329577

Julianne Bradford 1/27/2010 10:42:06 PM

Beautiful tones and capture Donna! #8336190

Sherry McClead 2/19/2010 9:59:09 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist Donna! #8395305

Vicki Hunt 2/19/2010 10:28:48 AM

Congrats on all your wonderful finalists! #8395593

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/19/2010 12:26:31 PM

Wonderful Finalists, Donna! Congratulations! #8396387

Renee Doyle level-classic 2/19/2010 2:09:52 PM

Wow ... beautiful!! Congrats Donna! #8397278

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 2/19/2010 2:38:14 PM

Wow, Donna, congratulations on this stunning finalist!

Debby #8397397

Dianna Murphy 2/19/2010 3:07:40 PM

A great month for you congratulations! #8397609

Nikki McDonald level-classic 2/19/2010 3:15:34 PM

Lovely sunset, Donna. Congratulations on your finalist. #8397647

Amy M. Wilson 2/19/2010 4:17:55 PM

Gorgeous Finalist... big congrats, Donna!! #8397994

Valentin M. Armianu 2/19/2010 5:44:49 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist Donna! #8398368

Phyllis H. Burchett 2/19/2010 7:38:08 PM

Stunning! Congrats! #8398982

Stefania Barbier level-classic 2/19/2010 11:35:04 PM

huge congrats Donna!!!! #8399706

Katarina Mansson 2/20/2010 1:48:55 AM

That little person and the huge beautiful sunset and ocean...breathtaking and heartwarming! Congratulations on this (and your other 14!!!) finalist! #8399929

Katarina Mansson 2/20/2010 1:48:57 AM

That little person and the huge beautiful sunset and ocean...breathtaking and heartwarming! Congratulations on this (and your other 14!!!) finalist! #8399930

Debra R. Harder 2/20/2010 9:36:53 AM

You are definitely the queen of beach images, Donna! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! CONGRATULATIONS again!! Deb #8401169

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 2/20/2010 5:49:53 PM

Great capture, Donna! Congratulations! #8402359

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 2/20/2010 5:55:37 PM

Congratulations Donna on this Beautiful Finalist ~ GT #8402380

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/21/2010 10:55:30 AM

You are all incredible!!!! Thank you!!!!!

Donna #8404224

Nick Lagos 2/22/2010 2:28:52 AM

Veryyy nice Donna..... good luck #8405909

Elida Gutierrez 2/23/2010 12:06:25 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410295

Leland N. Saunders level-classic 3/12/2010 9:35:37 AM

Such a great photo, Donna. I keep coming back to it !!

Lee #8450929


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Competitor's Edge Finalist (January)

This child's first time at the beach, I could feel her excitement. She slowly approached the ocean. Low tide and a lingering sunset~ what a show.

Tamarack Beach
Carlsbad, California
January 4, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 53 mm
F 4.5 @ 1/320 ISO 1600

*Monthly Theme~ New Beginnings*

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 53.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 1/7/2010 12:11:40 AM


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