Dredging the Harbor

Uploaded: May 21, 2010


If you look closely, you can see the boat that dredges the harbor, in the right hand corner.

Oceanside Beach, California
April 15, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -1.67 EC / 18 mm
F 7.1 @ 1/100 ISO 200

*Nature & Landscapes*

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -1.67, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Tamara K. Walker level-classic May 21, 2010

Magnificent scene. #1271074

Patti Coblentz May 21, 2010

What an incredible and beautiful sight this is to behold, Donna...even more enhanced by the dramatic lighting and depth ...gorgeous work.

Patti #8627955

Bunny Snow level-classic May 21, 2010

Exquisite color, Donna. I cannot see the dredging boat, just the setting sun. The light is either blinding or my eyes are dull after being in photoshop all day and night.

But your capture is breath-taking. #8627957

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic May 21, 2010

Wow! Very dramatic and GORGEOUS!! #8627961

Tommy E. Burgess May 21, 2010

Gorgeous scene and capture Donna!! You always catch the richest most beautiful colors on your sunset/sunrise sescapes. Beautiful as always! #8627966

Joy Rector May 22, 2010

awesome #8628216

Gina Cormier level-classic May 22, 2010

Incredible image and color! #8628239

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 22, 2010

What a very beautiful and unusual scene, Donna. The colors are breathtaking. I can see the boat but I would not have had you not pointed it out. #8628267

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe May 22, 2010

Incredible depth and color, Donna...this is beautiful! #8628533

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 22, 2010

Gorgeous capture with exquisite light and sand formations, Donna. I think you have another winner here. Good Luck1

UB. #8628657

Kathy Cline level-classic May 22, 2010

Im in Hawaii and thinking of you. #8628758

Renata Gusciora May 22, 2010

AWesome image and colors,Donna! #8629050

Erica Murphy level-deluxe May 22, 2010

Super beautiful!! #8629289

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 22, 2010

Thank you for all of your remarkable comments!!

Donna #8629324

Julianne Bradford May 24, 2010

Where have I been? WOW!! I can certainly see what you were talking about! I see the dredger in the great details! What a terrific pov,capture and fabulous processing Donna! #8632407

Luigi Di Serio level-classic May 25, 2010

That flowing raging red is so awesome! #8641055

Gina M. Savage May 30, 2010

Beautiful, Donna, it looks so dreamy. Have to add this one to my favorites. #8653378

Ken Smith level-classic May 31, 2010

Wow is right....superb, Donna! #8656176

Dianna Murphy June 02, 2010

Really pretty and interesting #8661368

Susan M. Campbell June 02, 2010

This is just amazing Donna.....wow!! #8661397

Debra R. Harder June 28, 2010

An absolute MASTERPIECE!! LOVE THIS! FAVED!! Deb #8721988

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 30, 2010

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments!

A special thank you to my friend, Kathy Cline!! She was with me on this unforgettable evening!!!

Take care,

Donna #8795835

Susan M. Hembree level-classic July 31, 2010

The shadows and light gives this photo texture and dimension, Donna. Very nice job! #8798044

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 13, 2010

Congratulations on another lovely finalist Donna! #8826906

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 13, 2010

Usman finally scores LOL He's right, you know -- this is a wonderful image. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Donna. #8827634

Susan Fox August 13, 2010

Congrats on all your beautiful finalists Donna! #8828250

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 13, 2010

SOOOOOOO glad to see this get its deserving recognition, Donna. Thanks for persevering with this image. Hope it gets a big gold too!

UB. #8829185

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 14, 2010

wohoo congrats Donna! #8830774

Jessica Jenney August 14, 2010

Congratulations, Donna on this stunning finalist! #8830944

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 14, 2010

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #8831095

Debra R. Harder August 14, 2010

This has to be GOLD!! OUTSTANDING, Donna! One of my FAVS! Huge congratulations again! Deb #8832894

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 14, 2010

Thank you for all of your incredible comments and constant support!!!!!

I would also like to thank the BetterPhoto judges and staff!!!

Take care,

Donna #8833851

Liz blahh August 14, 2010

Congrats on this stunning fianlist! #8834673

Patti Coblentz August 15, 2010

Congratulations on this finalist, Donna...an amazing image!! #8834921

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 15, 2010

Beyond words, Donna! CONGRATULATIONDS & good luck! #8835679

Lydia Williams level-deluxe August 15, 2010

Another fabulous finalist...amazing colors and catch...Congratulations, Donna! #8835728

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 15, 2010

Thanks again for ALL of your extraordinary comments and congratulatory wishes!! I appreciate your constant support!!!!

Donna #8836893

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe August 15, 2010

Congrats on a gorgeous capture with outstanding color, Donna!!! Best luck!!! #8837304

Kathy Cline level-classic August 15, 2010

Thank you for the messages. I miss you and I miss photography...Iv been so sad with my Moms brain surgery etc. Always thinking of you! xoxo #8837351

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 15, 2010

Gloriously GORGEOUS, Donna! WTG on this and all your other beautiful finalists! :-) k #8837694

Robyn A. Terrell August 15, 2010

All of your finalists are absolutely stunning, donna. Congrats on a wonderful month! #8837702

Renee Doyle level-classic August 16, 2010

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on this excellent first place winner!! #8839806

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 16, 2010

HEYYYYY Donna, CONGRATULATIONS on this phenomenal GOLD MEDAL WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #8839831

Susan Fox August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your first place win! #8839846

Claudine Grove August 16, 2010

Congrats on the gold! Beautiful image #8839855

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful first place win! #8839929

Michelle L. Frick August 16, 2010

Congratulations Donna! GORGEOUS!!! #8839980

August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding 1st Place Gold award Donna. A very deserving Win for an outstanding Photo.

Brian #8840012

Kay Beausoleil August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your First Place win, Donna -- a superb image! #8840060

Michael G. Marshall August 16, 2010

Congratulations, Donna on your wonderful winning image! Michael #8840107

Jessica Jenney August 16, 2010

Congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous First Place Win! #8840120

Rolando Rosito August 16, 2010

Wonderful winner Donna, big congratulations!! #8840132

Liz blahh August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your Winning image! #8840140

Michelle Alton August 16, 2010

Stunning and brilliant prize winner, Donna. A huge congratulations! #8840159

Kara L. Hendricks August 16, 2010

WOOHOO.. Congrats on your First Place Donna!!! #8840172

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Awesome image, Donna...congratulations on this super winner! #8840190

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 16, 2010

Fantastic July Winner, Donna! :-) k #8840198

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic August 16, 2010

on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #8840253

Melissa G. Meiselman August 16, 2010

WOW!!! Fantastic scene and most deserved first place winner, Donna!!! Congratulations!!! #8840326

Carol L. Fowler August 16, 2010

Congrats on the Win! #8840332

Rona L. Schwarz August 16, 2010

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on this stunning FIRST PLACE WINNER, Donna! It is a masterpiece and so very well-deserved! #8840371

Anita Hogue August 16, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S on your outstanding first place image, Donna! #8840411

Daniella Puente August 16, 2010

HUGE congrats on your win Donna!!! #8840424

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 16, 2010

Congrats on your awesome first place winner, Donna!!! #8840493

Susan Candelario August 16, 2010

Big Congratz and very well deserved! #8840596

Patti Coblentz August 16, 2010

Congratulations on this outstanding win, Donna!! WTG! #8840729

Monnie Ryan August 16, 2010

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Donna! #8840730

Renata Gusciora August 16, 2010

Big congratualtions on youe beautiful First Prize winner,Donna!!!:-) #8840806

Tammy Espino August 16, 2010

Congrats~ #8840814

Debra R. Harder August 16, 2010


Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Big congrats on your well deserved win!! Well done! #8840877

Vickie J. Jenkins August 16, 2010

Congratulations, Donna on your wonderful 1st Place win. Way to go!!! #8840943

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Congrats on this beautiful sunset winner!!! #8840950

David Phalen August 16, 2010

BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!! #8840975

Stanley C. Sims August 16, 2010

Outstanding colors, and composition. Big congratulations on your win Donna. #8841022

Chris Schlosser August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful first place win, Donna! #8841076

Danny B. Head level-deluxe August 16, 2010

Great win, Donna! The colors are outstanding! #8841124

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 16, 2010

HUGE CONGRATZ, Donna! I know you know how happy I am to see this Win the First Prize!! WTG!

UB. #8841134

Sam Britt August 16, 2010

Big Congratulations on your first place win, Donna! #8841187

Julianne Bradford August 16, 2010

WTG Girlfriend! Major congratulations on this stunning winner! I'm so happy for you :-)This is such an amazing winner! #8841238

Steve M. Harrington August 16, 2010

Truly deserving, Donna! :)
Steve #8841283

Ken Smith level-classic August 16, 2010

You nailed this one, Donna. Congrats to you!! #8841632

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic August 16, 2010

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on a well deserved First Place!! #8841662

Nadia Paul August 16, 2010

All I can say is WOW - congrats on your win Donna! #8841815

Susan M. Campbell August 16, 2010

Totally awesome. Congrats Donna. #8841825

Mary K. Robison August 16, 2010

Spectacular ocean scene, Donna!
What a well-deserved First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you! #8841908

Karen E. Baumann August 16, 2010

Wonderfully rich with colors and textures... Congratulations!!! #8841916

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 16, 2010

Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna. #8841959

Graeme yew Chow August 17, 2010

Outstanding winner ! congratulations Donna. #8842102

Courtenay Vanderbilt August 17, 2010

Hey, Donna! Just gorgeous! Congratulations! #8842200

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 17, 2010

fantastic win Donna, congratulations! #8842368

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Congratulations Donna on this gorgeous win. Stunning! #8842448

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Congratulations on your fantastic first place winner, Donna! #8842475

Murry Grigsby August 17, 2010

Congrats on your terrific image and win Donna! #8842552

Linda Blair August 17, 2010

Gorgeous and well deserved win...congratulations!!! #8842647

Gina Cormier level-classic August 17, 2010


Datha Y. Thompson August 17, 2010

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! #8842770

Linda D. Lester level-classic August 17, 2010

Congratulations.....love this!!! :) #8842785

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 17, 2010

Magnificient, Donna. Huge congrats on this outstanding first place winner. Just beautiful. #8842842

Kathy Cline level-classic August 17, 2010

Good Morning Donna!! Im so happy for you. Im also excited because I was with you during this shot and we had such fun running back and forth in the dark, sand and splashing waves!! Im celebrating with you today! MISS U MUCH

glitter-graphics.com #8842905

Stan Kwasniowski August 17, 2010

Donna, congratulations #8843176

Katarina Mansson August 17, 2010

WTG Donna - big congratulations! #8843205

Mitch Spence level-classic August 17, 2010

It's an extraordinary image, Donna. Congratulations to you on the gold. #8843287

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Thank you everyone, I'm so excited!!!! What an incredible honor!!!!

I appreciate all of your super comments and congratulatory wishes!!!

Thanks again to the judges and staff at BetterPhoto! Also, to my friend, Kathy Cline!!! She was with me on this unforgettable photography adventure!!!


Donna #8843458

Sharon Day level-classic August 17, 2010

Gorgeous shot, Donna!! Big congratulations on your 1st prize win! #8843462

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Congrats Donna on a very well deserved 1st Place Win!! Jeff #8843558

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Congratulations, Donna on your amazing First Place win! :) #8843732

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe August 17, 2010

Very Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations on you excellent First Place Win!! It well deserves the gold!!! #8843972

Ian M. Hill August 17, 2010

Congratulations Donna on your first place win,well deserved, a beautiful image!! #8844461

Maria Coulson August 17, 2010

Congratulations Donna. Beautiful light! #8844665

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 17, 2010

Huge congrats on your well deserved First Place win, Donna! #8844784

Janie S. Oliver August 17, 2010

Gorgeous! Congrats on your win. #8844797

anonymous August 18, 2010

Huge congrats on your Beautiful FP winning image. #8845517

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic August 18, 2010

Congratulations. This is a good one. #8845774

Ross Throndson August 18, 2010

W o w ... Amazing image, Donna....Huge Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner....WTG !! :-) #8845899

ALLEN O. HOWARD August 18, 2010

Congratulations on your outstanding winner Donna!!! #8845910

Irene Colling level-classic August 18, 2010

A wonderful scenic Donna with richly colored sky and forground.

Congratulations on your excelent winner. #8845970

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 18, 2010

Thanks again to each of you! I appreciate your congratulatory wishes, super comments, friendships and constant inspiration!!!

Take care,

Donna #8846350

Rick Clark August 18, 2010

Great winner, congrats Donna! #8846979

Phyllis H. Burchett August 18, 2010

BIG congrats to you Donna on your win! #8847089

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 18, 2010

Big congratulations on your win Donna! #8847146

Manos Peponas August 18, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847217

Manos Peponas August 18, 2010

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #8847218

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 18, 2010

Congratulations on your First Place win, Donna!!! #8847278

Charlotte LaBarbera level-classic August 19, 2010

Congratulations on your first place win and your many finalist images for the month. Beautiful work. #8848264

Marcel J. Fernandez August 19, 2010

Hi Donna, Congratulations on your most outstanding First Place Winner. Keep up the great work! #8848433

Tarun Bose August 19, 2010

Big congrats for your outstanding winner, Donna. #8848591

Dianna Murphy August 19, 2010

I believe you have many of your sunsets that should be winners so this is overdue. Congratulations. #8848885

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe August 19, 2010

Congratulations, Donna, on this very deserving winner!! I have been out of town, so I am just writing now, but it is awesome!! #8849558

Christine Czernin level-classic August 20, 2010

Absolutely beautiful, Donna.
Congratulations on this most deserving win. #8850899

Val Feldman level-deluxe August 20, 2010

Donna! Please forgive me on the tardiness of my congrats to you on this fantastic First Place Winner...family medical problems...but slowly getting better! Late but sincerely heartfelt congratulations! ~Val #8851193

Graeme yew Chow August 24, 2010

Big congratulations ! Donna. Super win and excellent composition as well. #8858140

Antonio Amen August 24, 2010

Beautiful image, well done. #8858336

Susan M. Hembree level-classic August 27, 2010

Congratulations, Donna, on your first place win. #8865235

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 13, 2010

Thank you everyone, I appreciate your great comments and constant support!

Take care!!

Donna #8898979

Arturo Guerra December 11, 2010

Gorgeous image!
Superb lighting and tonalities.
I enjoyed looking at your terrific gallery.
Big congratulations! #9093288

Karen Slagle January 27, 2011

Belated congrats on your outstanding winning image, Donna. This is incredible... #9198002

Melinda B. Shiflet January 31, 2011

Donna, MUCHO Congratulations on your winner, here! With all of the neat colors, hues, shadows, and all rolled into a BEAUTIFUL composition, it is very well deserved! Wonderful job!! Sorry, I've been a little out of the BP practice here, but wanted to touch base. Hope you're doing well. Your sunsets are always absolutely GORGEOUS! Take care! #9204737

Thomas E. Hinds April 04, 2011

Donna, I had not seen this stunning image! So well deserved to be a Winner! Congratulations! #9334630

Jeffrey M. Smith June 25, 2011

Just OUT-BLOODY-STANDING!!!! the Dof is so exceptional I dont think I have seen better! A true masterpiece that puts ansel adams to shame! You have more gold than ft knox and the fed reserve combined! If you dont already I am POSITIVE you could get all your camera gear comped just by letting them sponsor. I know sony will do it for sure and so will Cokin filters.
It is a true privilege to view these before they end up in a private gallery
Jeff #9485041

Karen Slagle July 31, 2011

Wow Donna. This is incredible and those colors are stunning. Huge congrats on your awesome winning image. Thank you for your very kind comment on mine. #9571903

Keith L. Clayton October 10, 2011

This image just blows me away - It doesn't get any better than this. Well done, Donna!! #9727825

Jill Odice level-classic July 30, 2012

Almost looks like it could be Mars! Gorgeous colors! #10249781

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!!! #10250324

Steven B. Lorraine March 16, 2013

This is awesome,super colors of the sky and water,great work #10612439

Wanda-Lynn Searles level-classic June 12, 2013

WOW! This is outstanding work, Beautiful color and detail!!
I consider this a work of art and it's going into my favorites..
Congratulations on your First Place win! #10731058

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 13, 2013

Thank you!!!! #10731450

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic September 06, 2014

Amazing shot #11127763

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