Enjoy Life...

Uploaded: January 02, 2011 20:31:08


...Happy New Year!!!

Oceanside Beach
Oceanside, California
December 30, 2010

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -.33 EC / 50 mm
F 5 @ 1/500 sec ISO 400

*Monthly Theme-Celebration*

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Freddy Bland January 02, 2011

Beautiful photo and stop-action, Donna! Great comp and color, too! #1340758

Datha Y. Thompson January 02, 2011

LOVE this Donna!! PERFECT in every way!! :) #9139684

Michele Peterson level-classic January 02, 2011

Donna, this is great!!! #9139721

Sarah A. Christian January 03, 2011

This is great, Donna! What a "happy" capture! Well done. The colors are magnificent and the image is so uplifting and full of optimism! #9139771

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic January 03, 2011

Wonderful depiction of "happy!" #9139821

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 03, 2011

Unbridled joy, Donna, and the light and color are terrific. Love this capture. #9140063

Jack Ryan January 03, 2011

Outstanding action image...wonderful comp and color...great work. (Sure wish I could jump like that!) #9140111

Marcie A. Fowler January 03, 2011

Love it . . . what a happy image. Great colors as well. #9140229

Richard B. Hallick January 03, 2011

Really like your daughter's exuberance, and the background of the sea and setting sun. #9140271

Phyllis H. Burchett January 03, 2011

Beautiful Donna, Happy New Year to you too! #9140451

Jill Odice level-classic January 03, 2011

This is so great Donna! Wahoo!!!Happy New year :-) WE got 4 inches of snow last night, so that is what I am shooting :-) The foam on the sand almost looks like snow ! #9140740

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 03, 2011

WOW, Donna, superb tones, colors, lighting, reflections, comp, beauty & mood captured here! Looks like a Winner to me, my friend!

Happy New Year, Donna! #9140813

Julianne Bradford January 03, 2011

Exceptional capture Donna! What a great image to start out the new year! Happy New Year girlfriend! #9140879

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 03, 2011

Beautiful and happy image...fantastic lighting and colors. Great way to start the New Year!! #9141356

Karen Celella January 04, 2011

Fabulous action shot in a gorgeous scene that really makes you feel good just looking at it! Wonderful, Donna! #9141973

Fanie Heymans January 07, 2011

What a fabulous capture and wonderful pose, Donna! Great timing! #9147633

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2011

How light hearted and fun! Beautiful image Donna!


-Laura #9152881

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 13, 2011

Thank you for all of your kind comments.

Take care,

Donna #9160516

Sarah A. Christian January 31, 2011

Such a wonderful joy of life and living you have portrayed here, Donna! It is so totally uplifting and very refreshing! Another exceptional image! #9204938

Michelle L. Frick February 01, 2011

This makes me smile from ear to ear! She's so beautiful and you've captured the fun and her spirit here so perfectly! Happy New Year my friend! I adore you! #9206330

Erica Murphy level-classic February 20, 2011

Awesome Donna!! Perfect for this month's theme! #9251425

Julianne Bradford August 29, 2012

YAY! Celebration for sure! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist girlfriend!! #10295766

Erica Murphy level-classic August 29, 2012

Congratulations on this FUN finalist Donna! #10296805

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 29, 2012

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #10297930

Nikki McDonald level-classic August 29, 2012

Incredible light and color. Congratulations on this joy filled finalist, Donna. #10298228

Chris Budny level-deluxe August 30, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! #10299810

Phyllis H. Burchett August 31, 2012

BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful finalist!!! #10301534

Jessica Jenney August 31, 2012

Congrats, Donna on all your fabulous finalists! #10301796

Renee Doyle August 31, 2012

Wonderful mt capture and finalist Donna! Congrats! #10302292

Stefania Barbier level-classic August 31, 2012

gorgeous winner, huge congrats Donna!!! #10302324

Donna La Mattino Pagakis August 31, 2012

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes.

This is an extra special win, because it is a photograph, of my lovely daughter. I have fond memories of this sunset, at the beach!!!

Take care,



Ellen Hodges August 31, 2012

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner!!! Lovely daughter and image, Donna!!! #10302459

Rona L. Schwarz August 31, 2012

Your daughter - WOW! And now she has Gold! Amazing capture of pure joy and the light and colors are fantastic! Huge Congratulations, Donna, on this wonderful Gold Winner and special keepsake! #10302677

Michele Peterson level-classic August 31, 2012

Congratulations, Donna, what a special memory for you! #10302748

Katarina Mansson September 01, 2012

Congratulations on another beautiful winner Donna! #10302844

Dr Silly level-classic September 01, 2012

Congratulations Donna on your win, for this beautiful capture. :O)

Anita Hogue September 01, 2012

A delightful capture, Donna! Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #10303160

Leslie McLain level-classic September 01, 2012

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna. #10303165

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 01, 2012

Congratulations on your second place winner, Donna. #10303227

Jessica Jenney September 01, 2012

Congratulations, again Donna on another fabulous win! #10303259

Monnie Ryan September 01, 2012

Outstanding, Donna - congratulations! #10303361

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 01, 2012

Congratulations Donna on a terrific winner #10303435

Julianne Bradford September 01, 2012

Yay! Congrats girlfriend! #10303507

Linda L. Ruiz September 01, 2012

Super huge congrats. love this. #10303583

Joseph T. Pilonero September 01, 2012

What a lovely, joyous capture! Love it. Congratulations, Donna. TED #10303650

Diane Dupuis September 01, 2012

I love it!!! congrats!! #10303713

Emile Abbott level-classic September 01, 2012

Congratulations on another gorgeous winner, Donna #10303748

Dan Holm September 01, 2012

Beautiful, evocative and full of life! Awesome shot, Donna! Congrats! #10304165

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 01, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #10304280

Renee Doyle September 01, 2012

Congrats on another outstanding winner Donna!!! #10304350

Don Johnson level-classic September 01, 2012

Outstanding shot! Really, really great. Congratulations! #10304552

Carla Capra Anderson September 01, 2012

Love this joyful winner.
Congratulations. #10304646

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 02, 2012

Congrats, Donna, on another superb winner!

Debby #10305005

Phyllis H. Burchett September 02, 2012

Congrats Donna!!! #10306016

Laura E. Swan level-classic September 02, 2012

On This Beautiful Gold Win, Donna. You and Julianne are always blowing me away!

This is so beautiful!!!
-Laura :D #10306047

Susan M. Campbell September 03, 2012

#2....awesome!!! #10306574

Ken Smith level-classic September 05, 2012

Doesn't get better than this. Congrats, Donna!! #10309135

Christine Czernin level-classic September 05, 2012

Just gorgeous, Donna. You captured a wonderful mood with your lovely daughter.
Congratulations on your gold win. #10309903

Kathy Cline September 06, 2012

Congratulations x a million Donna. You had a great month and well deserved! #10310883

David M. Montero September 09, 2012

Congratulations on your wonderful win Donna! #10316071

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 13, 2012

Big CONGRATZ on your second Second Place Gold, Donna!!!

UB. #10320795

Carmody Baker September 15, 2012

You just feel it . Congrats! #10324572

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