Stretch Before Surfing

Uploaded: February 14, 2012


The first surfers to arrive at the beach, for a morning session.

Oceanside, California
February 12, 2012
7:08 AM

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 40 mm
F 8 @ 1/60 ISO 400

*Travel & Place*

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/160 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 40.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 14, 2012

Wonderful capture Donna!,
Amalia #1443348

Katarina Mansson February 14, 2012

Wonderful storyteller and perfectly presented! #9983314

Julianne Bradford February 16, 2012

Such a beauty Donna!! Can't wait to get up at the crack of dawn and go wirh you #9985527

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 16, 2012

I love that wideangle lens. Awesome colors and action on the beach. #9985847

Terry A. Stoa level-classic March 25, 2012

Congrats on the Finalist selection, Donna. This is a great image. #10054151

Mukesh Srivastava March 25, 2012

Huge congrats for the Finalist Win, Dona!!!! #10054264

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 25, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! #10054356

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 25, 2012

Big congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Donna! #10054861

Zita A. Strother level-addict March 25, 2012

What a wonderful image! Congrats:) #10055378

Julianne Bradford March 25, 2012

So glad to see this great composition as a finalist Donna! Congratulations! #10055495

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic March 25, 2012

Huge congrats #10055576

Susan M. Campbell March 25, 2012

Congrats. This is fabulous Donna. #10055665

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 26, 2012

they seem happy... beautiful finalist, congratulations Donna!!! #10056417

Carol Eade level-addict March 26, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna! #10056862

Maria Coulson March 26, 2012

Congratulations Donna, nice capture. #10057386

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 26, 2012

Congratulation on wonderful finalist Donna. #10058138

Lisa B. North March 26, 2012

Oh, a winner for sure! Love this! Good luck to you! #10058323

Cheryl Schneider March 26, 2012

Great visual storytelling, Donna. Congratulations! #10059422

Phyllis H. Burchett March 26, 2012

Congrats on this wonderful finalist! #10059493

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 27, 2012

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist

jo ann c. #10061470

Carol L. Fowler March 27, 2012

Wonderful Finalist! #10061840

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 27, 2012

Great shot, comp, light; congratulations! #10062000

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 28, 2012

Very, VERY nice Donna! Congratulations! #10063233

Bob Cournoyer level-classic March 28, 2012

Congrats on the gold, Donna... :-) #10063822

Chris Budny level-deluxe March 28, 2012

Awesome, Donna! Congratulations on your win! #10063855

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 28, 2012

Congratulations on this super FIRST PLACE WIN Donna!

jo ann c. #10063908

Yulianto Soeroso March 28, 2012

congratulation #10063926

Carmody Baker March 28, 2012

Love it. Congratulations Donna!!! #10063957

Julianne Bradford March 28, 2012

YAY!!! So glad to see this amazing image get a first place..WTG girlfriend!!! #10063979

Charles C. Berkeley level-classic March 28, 2012

Congratulations on your First Place win! Charles #10064061

Ken Smith level-classic March 28, 2012

Way to go, Donna! Huge congrats to you!! #10064065

Phyllis H. Burchett March 28, 2012

BIG congrats Donna on this fabulous winner!!! #10064135

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2012

Thank you everyone!!! What a huge honor and great surprise. I truly appreciate your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments.

Wow!!! How exciting!!!!



Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 28, 2012

Congrats on your first place win, Donna, for this marvelous image!

Debby #10064183

Erica Murphy level-deluxe March 28, 2012

I'm so happy for you Donna!! Congratulations on your win! #10064253

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 28, 2012

Huge congrats on your wonderful First Place win, Donna! #10064295

Lyn Darlington March 28, 2012

Congrats on your first place! Wonderful image! #10064306

Irene Colling level-classic March 28, 2012

A dynamic composition, wonderful color, excellent detail, great work Donna.

Congratulations on your Gold award. #10064321

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 28, 2012

Congratulations on your First Place Win!! #10064336

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 28, 2012

congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10064351

Katarina Mansson March 28, 2012

I love it!
Congratulations Donna on your excellent winner! #10064380

Inge Linden March 29, 2012

Congratulations! #10064545

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe March 29, 2012

Congratulations again Donna - great job! #10064588

Tiia Vissak March 29, 2012

Congratulations on your Winner! #10064599

Renee Doyle level-classic March 29, 2012

Awesome!! Congratulations Donna! #10064676

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 29, 2012

Congrats on an amazing winner, Donna. #10064769

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic March 29, 2012

Big congratulations on your first place win. Well done.
JP #10064822

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 29, 2012

Congratulations on your winner Donna #10064860

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe March 29, 2012

Congrats on your first place win!!! #10064862

Diane Dupuis March 29, 2012

WOOOHOOO!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!! #10064923

Jessica Jenney March 29, 2012

Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win! #10064961

Linda D. Lester level-classic March 29, 2012

Congratulations Donna! #10065051

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 29, 2012

I don't know how I missed this one, Donna. Terrific location capture and Big CONGRATZ on landing the First Place GOLD, Yeah, you rock!!

UB. #10065060

Monnie Ryan March 29, 2012

Terrific capture, Donna - congratulations! #10065153

Lisa B. North March 29, 2012

I knew it!!! Such a great image! Congrats!! Lisa #10065264

Anita Hogue March 29, 2012

Nobody does these beach images better than you!
Fabulous First Place win! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #10065336

Karen E. Baumann March 29, 2012

Beautiful Donna! Love the "feel" of the morning on the beach! Congratulations on your First place win!! #10065508

Lydia Williams level-deluxe March 29, 2012

Fantastic, Donna! Congratulations! #10065569

David Phalen March 29, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fabulous First Place Winner!! #10065714

Christine Czernin level-classic March 29, 2012

Your beach captures are always a pleasure. Be it morning or evening.
Many congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna. #10065742

Mike Clime March 29, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! #10065781

ALLEN O. HOWARD March 29, 2012

First Place!!! Bravo Donna! #10065794

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 29, 2012

Love the composition with the surfers in the lower left corner and the pier coming out from the right. Big congratulations on your outstanding First Place Win, Donna! #10065932

Carol Eade level-addict March 29, 2012

Warm congratulations, Donna! #10066256

Jill Odice level-classic March 29, 2012

A BIG Congrats Donna! This is exceptional, the judges got it right! :-) #10066560

Glenn E. Traver March 30, 2012

Congratulations Donna on this Beautiful First Place Winner ~ GT #10067052

Tarun Bose March 30, 2012

Congrats Donna for your winner. #10067189

Merna L. Nobile March 30, 2012

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Congratulations! Merna #10067275

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 01, 2012

Congrats on a well deserved first place winner Donna. #10070401

David M. Montero April 04, 2012

The addition of the surfers makes this shot stand out. Wonderful capture. Congratulations on scoring gold Donna! #10075348

Bojan Bencic level-classic April 07, 2012

Fantastic scene, Donna. Congratulations on your win! #10079477

Debra R. Harder April 08, 2012

I saw this beautiful image and knew it only could be yours, Donna! This is so fabulous! Huge congratulations on your outstanding first place winner. You go girl!! Deb #10081014

Bunny Snow level-classic April 08, 2012

Wonderfully created, crisply captured. Love the story telling, reflections, beautiful sunrise, composition. What a beauty you have created!!

I agree that no one does beach sunrises and sunsets better than you. Congratulations on your golden first place win, Donna!!!! #10081379

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton April 13, 2012

Very impressive! Love the comp and your PP. Congratulations Donna! #10089243

Ann Lyssenko level-addict December 04, 2012

Love the wonderful dance that the three different body positions of the surfers have. It tells a wonderful story, it is poetry in motion. Congratulations on a much deserved winner. Ann #10450582

Joy Rector October 25, 2014

great shot #11167485

Ann Coates level-classic October 26, 2014

I love photos that tell a story and this one certainly does. Beautifully captured and presented! #11168241

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