Boating Magic

Uploaded: February 03, 2006 14:14:11


*PHOTO OF THE DAY #558- 3/23/2006*

*Digital Darkroom*


Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 03, 2006

For comparison, here is the original JPEG. #385587

Ronald F. Fischer February 03, 2006

I love what you did with this in the digital darkroom, Donna! The original image is pretty darn nice, too!! #2373643

Kerby Pfrangle February 03, 2006

Lovely reflections in your sailboat image. Both images are nice. Kerby #2373784

Darren K. Fisher February 03, 2006

Super job Donna. I can see this on Fathers day cards. #2373891

Tammy Scott February 03, 2006

Terrific image! #2373989

Mary E. McCabe February 03, 2006

Donna this is fantastic! :p #2374321

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 04, 2006

Thank you Ronald, Kerby, Darren, Tammy and Mary!!! Your comments are much appreciated!!!! #2377484

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 04, 2006

Thank you Ronald, Kerby, Darren, Tammy and Mary!!! Your comments are much appreciated!!!! #2377488

Jenny Bosmans February 04, 2006

Wonderful work and image, Donna!! #2377632

Kara L. Hendricks February 05, 2006

I love you effects here Donna!!.. Wonderful dancing lights.. #2380597

Kristi A. Howson February 05, 2006 the drama from the perspective and the FX are awesome Donna!...good work! #2381306

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 07, 2006

Thanks so very much Jenny, Kara and Kristi!!!! #2390666

Dale Ann Cubbage February 12, 2006

So beautiful! Your effects and the cro make those look like full scale boats! Wonderful work!

da #2412046

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 19, 2006

Thanks so much Dale Ann!! #2437933

Sylvia Rossler March 22, 2006

Big congrats Donna :O) #2563170

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 22, 2006

Fantastic finalist, Donna! Wonderfully artistic! Congratulations!!! #2564304

Laurence Saliba level-classic March 22, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!! #2564818

Jill Flynn March 22, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist Donna. Beautiful DA work. Good luck with this in the next round! #2564850

Dale Ann Cubbage March 22, 2006

Fantastic Finalist, Donna! good luck my friend!

da #2564982

Darryl Wilkinson March 23, 2006

Way to go, Donna! Congratulations on your Finalist and POTD! Beautiful work!!! BRAVO!!!!! #2565297

Sylvia Rossler March 23, 2006

Big congrats on yout POTD Donna ;O) #2565386

William C. Raco level-classic March 23, 2006

Dual congratulations on the finalist and the POTD
Way to go, Donna!

Bill #2565436

Michelle R. Kovach March 23, 2006

Congratulatiosn Donna on a wonderful finalist & POTD! #2565621

Guy D. Biechele level-classic March 23, 2006

Great work Donna!
Congrats on being a Finalist and POTD! #2565646

Joy Rector March 23, 2006

congrats on POTD #2565647

Cindy K. Bracken March 23, 2006

Great job, Donna! Congratulations on your POTD!
Cindy Bracken
the shuttermom community #2565701

Donna Roberts March 23, 2006

Congrats Donna - seems too long since I have caught up with you and your wonderful gallery.
Best of luck in the next round!
:-) ddu

Wendy Stevenson March 23, 2006

Such a fun image with a great feel. I love the slanted view and beautiful colour and effects. Congrats on a fine POTD Donna!!! #2565727

Lori Carlson March 23, 2006

Thanks so much for the comparison Donna! This is well thought out and beautifully executed!! I love boats. Congrats on all your recognition! :0) #2565783

Laura Clay-Ballard March 23, 2006

gorgeous potd! congrats! #2565850

Ed Heaton March 23, 2006

Nice work Donna! Congrats on POTD... #2566009

Karen Engelbreth March 23, 2006

Big congrats on your POTD, Donna! #2566089

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 23, 2006

Hey, good buddy, congratulations on this fantastic POTD! You already know I love this one, Donna! #2566115

Stefan G March 23, 2006

Wonderful image! Congratulations! #2566237

Jill Flynn March 23, 2006

A finalist and a POTD Donna! A big congratulations to you!!!!! YEAH!!!! #2566319

Ronald F. Fischer March 23, 2006

Big congratulations on the finalist and POTD, Donna!! #2566335

Dale Ann Cubbage March 23, 2006

Yahoo! congrats on this excellent POTD, Donna! You rock!

da #2566346

Stan Kwasniowski March 23, 2006

Donna, congratulations #2566369

Amy JACKSON March 23, 2006

Congratulations on your finalist and POTD, Donna!!! Beautiful image and great effects!! #2566462

Kathleen R. Struckle March 23, 2006

Beautiful image. Congrats on your finalist and POTD!! #2566525

Cesar J. La Rosa March 23, 2006

Congratulations on this BEAUTIFUL Finalist and POTD, Donna!!!
This image is just AWESOME!!! #2566671

Mary Clarke March 23, 2006

Many congratulations on POTD Donna, and on Finalist as well - lovely image #2566746

Jenny Bosmans March 23, 2006

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist and POTD, Donna!! #2567027

Roger Fry March 23, 2006

Amazing! What a surprise! I was drawn by the soft effects of the Digital Darkroom picture. Never realised the original composition. #2567178

Rakesh Syal level-classic March 23, 2006

My huge congrats, Donna!!! #2567202

Deborah Sandidge March 23, 2006

Beautiful work, Donna - congratulations on your POTD and finalist! #2567269

Marsha S. Smith March 23, 2006

Congratulations on the POTD, Donna! Great image and cool dr work. #2567422

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 23, 2006

Wow!!!! Thanks so very much!! I am honored to have been selected as potd!!! I am even more excited about having such a great group of supportive friends like all of you!!!! You have all made my day!! Thank you to BetterPhoto for such a great site to share my work and learn from others!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #2567618

Gail Vitikacs level-classic March 23, 2006

Outstanding...congratulations Donna! Well deserved! #2567670

Donna W. Neal March 23, 2006

A wonderful well deserved finalist, Congratulations Donna #2568032

Donna R. Moratelli March 23, 2006

Congratulations Donna, Love the angle shapes and lovely mood!Wish that I were there!
Good goin' on this one!! #2568351

Sharon Day level-classic March 23, 2006

Congratulations, Donna!!! Good luck with this fantastic finalist! #2568393

Vicki Hunt March 24, 2006

I LOVE this! Congrats! #2571675

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 24, 2006

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments, I really appreciate it very much!!! #2571733

Ken Smith level-classic March 25, 2006

Donna, congratulations on your finalist!! #2574758

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 25, 2006

Congrats, Donna, great finalist!
-Debby #2575069

Lynn Crawford March 25, 2006

Congrats Donna, great job on this :) #2575206

Jill Odice level-classic March 26, 2006

Congrats Donna! I like what you did with this :-) Best of luck in the next round! #2577053

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 27, 2006

Thank you Ken, Debby, Lynn, Jill, and everyone of you for your great comments and congratulatory wishes! #2580407

Kristi A. Howson March 28, 2006

Congratulations on your Finalist Donna! Love your perspective and the effect...wonderful work as always!!! #2585711

July 04, 2006

amazing great shot! #2985282

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 05, 2006

Thank you Kristi and Alex for your great compliments! #2986886

Bill Wyatt July 26, 2006

I love the lighting and colors. Your perspective is awesome and so are the effects, Donna! #3082578

DiAnna F. Paulk August 31, 2007

Wow, Donna, I'm very jealous of all these POTD buttons! I've never seen so many on one site!

Love your treatment on this one.

Congratulations on all of them! #4726949

Michelle Alton November 09, 2007

You have an incredible gallery, Donna. I love almost every pic that I saw. It makes me REALLY appreciate your compliment.
Great editing on this one!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis March 04, 2008

Thank you Bill, DiAnna and Michelle! You have left some very kind commemts and I truly appreciate it!!

Take care!!!

Donna #5593499

Steven E. Ray November 18, 2008

This is an outstanding work on this photo Donna. The rotation was a winning move for sure. #6771584

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 18, 2008

Thanks Steven! #6771635

Nichelle Russell January 11, 2009

Donna, this is gorgeous!! I love the shimmer going across the water. I couldn't take my eyes off it. #7014351

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 11, 2009

Thank you Nichelle!! #7015157

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