Let the Sunshine In

Uploaded: February 28, 2008 | Entered: January 14, 2016 19:26:33

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Gail Vitikacs level-classic February 28, 2008

Wonderful colors and composition Donna!! #865633

Michelle L. Frick February 28, 2008

Beautiful colors, light and composition Donna! #5569967

Su Sana E. P level-classic February 28, 2008

My all time favorite of yours, Donna!! #5570531

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 29, 2008

have always loved it... gorgeous Donna! #5570799

Bill Wyatt February 29, 2008

You have an impressive collection of gold and silver Congratulations on all of them.
This is gorgeous I love the lighting and colors. It captures the innocence of childhood. Terrific work, Donna! #5571157

Dr Silly level-classic February 29, 2008

Love the lighting. Beautiful capture. :O)
#5571334

Colette M. Metcalf February 29, 2008

Gorgeous image, Donna!!! #5572002

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 29, 2008

Thank you Gail, Michelle, SuSana, Stefania, Bill, Doc and Colette!! I appreciate your inspirational comments and constant support!!!

Take care and best of luck!!!

Donna #5572879

Jennifer L. Alder February 29, 2008

Still a fan of this one, Donna! Beautiful color, light and mood! :) #5572988

Kimi A. Phillips February 29, 2008

Beautiful, cheerful and inspirational work! #5573034

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 29, 2008

Beautiful work Donna!,
Amalia #5573443

Susan M. Campbell February 29, 2008

Love the lighting and dreamy look of this Donna. Soooo very nice! #5573524

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 29, 2008

Thank you Jennifer, Kimi, Amalia, and Susan for your thoughtful comments!!! #5574075

Sandra R. Alvey February 29, 2008

Another BEAUTIFUL version of this image Donna! I've still got my fingers crossed for you! #5575211

Evy Johansen level-classic March 01, 2008

Gorgeous image, Donna!! Love the light and the colors!! #5580294

Ken Smith level-classic March 02, 2008

I rememeber this one from the cash contest, or something similar...we had a small group, for fun, that picked our top 10, then we summed up the totals. This shot was in our top 15. That, and 50 cents will get you a cup of coffee! LOL Bottom line...super shot...I hope we see it again! #5582797

Susan Fox March 02, 2008

Stunning! Love the lighting! Good luck Donna :-) Hope to see this one again when the winners are announced! #5583244

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 02, 2008

Thank you Sandi, Evy, Ken and Susan. Your compliments are so INSPIRATIONAL, I appreciate them so very much!!!

Take care and best of luck!!

Donna #5583286

Sue Marshall March 06, 2008

This is incredibly beautiful Donna!!
The lighting and colours are gorgeous!! #5603051

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 07, 2008

Thank you Sue for your very kind compliments!!! #5606950

Alex T. Mizuno March 11, 2008

I immediately recognized this photo because of your new avatar. Looks even better in the bigger size. Wonderful capture of light and shadow. Almost like a yin and yang image. No wonder this image is so inspirational. I love the title too. It perfectly matches to the flower child. #5624905

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 11, 2008

Thank you Alex, I really appreciate your thoughtful comments!!! #5625155

March 11, 2008

I think you should have got an editors picts or something4this Donna, your work is very good, you should put more up like this...keep up the great work, your entire gallery is wonderful :) #5630297

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 11, 2008

Thank you Anthony for your great compliments and the gallery visit!!! #5630421

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic March 12, 2008

GORGEOUS lighting, shadows, color, & image, Donna!!! <>< #5633365

Nadya Johnson March 12, 2008

As I think you know, this is one of my ALL TIME favorites!! Well, I finally got to put it on the list! So glad to see this again -- ought to get the Gold!! Wonderful! #5633402

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 12, 2008

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw,Donna,what a beautiful sight to behold!!!Unbelievable beauty here, my friend!!! Had to to go back several times for another look before commenting!!! OH, this will be back!!! PHENOMENAL work here, my friend!!! #5633871

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 12, 2008

Beautiful girl and beautiful image. Love the colors!! Great work, Donna! #5633942

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 12, 2008

Thank you Nadine, Nadya, Patrick and Ellen!!! Your comments are very kind and I appreciate ALL of them!!!

Donna

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Marina Moore March 12, 2008

Sooo beautiful and dreamlike. Excellent post-editing. :) #5634264

Ken Smith level-classic March 12, 2008

Beautiful, Donna...certainly EP material and much higher honors!! #5634420

Su Sana E. P level-classic March 12, 2008

Donna, every time I look at this I wish it was mine... #5635139

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 12, 2008

I feel very honored to have so many wonderful comments!!! Thanks to each of you!!!

Donna #5635205

Cathy Barrows March 13, 2008

tough light and you handled it marvelously...great shot #5636872

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 13, 2008

you know I love this one... beautiful! #5637868

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 13, 2008

Just taking another peek-INCREDIBLE!!! #5638954

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 13, 2008

You are all so KIND, thanks again for commenting!!! I'm so happy to hear from you and honored that you enjoy this image!!!!

Good luck to all of you!!

Donna #5639016

Sue McLeod March 13, 2008

Beautiful Donna. Love everything about it!! :) #5639152

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 13, 2008

Thank you Sue!! #5640061

Mukesh Srivastava March 14, 2008

Beautiful environment portrait with great lighting and color Dona!!! #5642401

Elida Gutierrez March 14, 2008

Thanks for your nice comment, I'm feeling better thanks to medice.

I'm with Susan This one is my top favorite from you. Other one is the hiden Meadow. #5642639

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 15, 2008

Thank you Mukesh and Elida!!! #5646299

Stanley C. Sims March 15, 2008

This is so stunning. A favorite of mine from your gallery Donna. #5646773

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 15, 2008

Thank you Stanley, I appreciate your great compliments and your gallery visit!!! #5646849

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic March 15, 2008

WOW, Donna - this image seems to be even MORE beautiful to me than ever!! It's just STUNNING!! :o) We all LOVE it...but it seems that you'll just HAVE to keep entering it into the competition until SOMEONE of the editors/judges notices it!! ;o/ #5647997

Datha Y. Thompson March 17, 2008

GORGEOUS!!! In every way Donna!! Good Luck :0) #5654475

Gary Lange March 18, 2008

terrific image here, Donna!! #5658604

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Thank you Carolyn, Datha and Gary for your very kind compliments!!! #5660801

March 18, 2008

Very beautiful image!!!! #5661010

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 18, 2008

Thank you Jaqueline!!! #5661085

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 19, 2008

always loved it... :-) #5661341

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thanks again Stefania!!! How nice!! #5661997

Judi Morrissey March 19, 2008

Beautiful image! #5662436

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thank you Judi!! #5663580

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 19, 2008

Taking another peek at this, Donna!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW,again!!! #5664635

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thanks again Patrick, you sure know how to leave a GREAT compliment!!!! I appreciate the return visits!!!

Donna #5664657

Roxanne M. Bubar March 19, 2008

Stunning image.
Love your presentation.
Gorgeous lighting #5664954

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thanks for your supportive compliments Roxanne!! #5664995

Linda M. Mishler March 19, 2008

Donna...this makes it feel like you can smell the flowers and feel the warmth of the sun!!! Beautiful!!=) #5665012

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2008

Thank you Linda for your great comments!!! #5665037

March 21, 2008

Lovely image. Contrasty of light and shdow is wonderful! #5674074

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 21, 2008

Thank you Kazuma for your very kind comments!! #5674343

Cheryl E. Molennor March 21, 2008

Very nice Donna #5674688

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 21, 2008

Thank you Cheryl!! #5674728

Eivor Kuchta March 23, 2008

Beautiful light and I can almost smell the flowers! A wonderful image, Donna! #5685798

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 23, 2008

Thank you Eivor!! #5685888

Corinne M. Thompson March 25, 2008

A wonderful capture Donna! #5697651

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2008

Thank you Corinne!! #5703090

Cynthia L. Deters March 26, 2008

Beautiful! Wonderful lighting! #5703101

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 26, 2008

Thanks Cynthia!!! #5703735

Kristy A. Keene March 26, 2008

Wonderful!!! #5703771

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 27, 2008

Thank you Kristy!! #5703909

Michelle Alton March 27, 2008

Wonderfully conceived and executed image, Donna. Another winner for you, doubtless!
Michelle #5707600

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 27, 2008

Thanks for your inspirational comments Michelle!!! #5707652

Bill Knaps March 27, 2008

Beautiful shot Donna. Bill #5708368

Alison Krylowski March 28, 2008

This is so beautiful, Donna! #5710015

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Thank you Bill and Alison~ for your gallery visit and great comments!!! #5710607

Joan Powell March 28, 2008

A lovely capture , with great lighting ! #5711264

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Thank you VERY much Joan!!! #5711679

Chastity Abbott March 28, 2008

I really like your title as much as the capture! I love how the sun shines down on this angel and all that cheerful color! Beautiful work..and your gallery is full of stunning images!!! #5711705

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 28, 2008

Thanks for your very kind compliments Chastity! #5711769

ALLEN O. HOWARD April 03, 2008

This has ALWAYS been a very beautiful image!!! #5738088

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 03, 2008

Thank you Allen!!! #5738565

Kimi A. Phillips April 04, 2008

Coming back to visit this one, as I just love it! Brings a smile to my face every time! #5743767

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 04, 2008

Thanks for the return visit and for your very kind comments Kimi!!! It's a pleasure to hear from you!!!

Donna #5744107

Jillian Danielson April 04, 2008

Donna, this is so gorgeous!!! Love it! #5744121

Elina April 07, 2008

ohh, I love this one! Absolutely stunning! :))
-Elina #5755421

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 07, 2008

Thank you Jillian and Elina! Your comments are super! #5758025

eileen bedford April 07, 2008

BEAUTIFUL.... #5758439

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 07, 2008

Thank you Eileen! #5758670

Sam Britt April 07, 2008

Beautiful as always. Good luck this time, Donna. #5759074

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 07, 2008

Thank you Sam!! #5759143

April 08, 2008

Donna, this is really really gorgeous! Love all that light and color! Amazing! #5762887

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 08, 2008

Thank you Deborah!!! #5762950

Ross Throndson April 09, 2008

For me this is your Signature image.....Very Beautiful Color, Comp & Light here, Donna!! #5764880

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 09, 2008

Thank you Ross for your kind compliments!! #5766267

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 10, 2008

Ross just said it for me too,Donna...your signature image,indeed!!! #5773153

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 10, 2008

Thank you Patrick!!! #5773167

Vladan D. Djordjevic May 02, 2008

Great composition, lighting, colors and effects. #5875255

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 02, 2008

Thank you Vladan!! #5875290

Patricia Ronan May 04, 2008

Beautiful image Donna:) #5883469

Colleen Farrell May 05, 2008

Always a winner, in my book, Donna! #5887464

Eivor Kuchta May 10, 2008

Donna, I just want to comment again, how wonderful this image is. It has so much to it, so many feelings. It's summer, childhood, the smell of flowers... I hope you've got this one hanging on your wall. #5907984

Jessica Jenney June 17, 2008

Gorgeous image, Donna! Such beautiful color and light! #6068966

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 18, 2008

Wonderful light, colors and composition here, Donna. Love the way the triangles work. Good luck with this favorite. #6074920

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 18, 2008

Thanks for all of your excellent compliments! It's a pleasure to hear from you! #6075015

Max Aureli September 19, 2008

Great work beautiful composition wonderful model pose! Congratulations Donna!!!! #6477876

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 20, 2009

Thank you Max! #7057652

Julianne Bradford May 15, 2009

This is a real winner in my book Donna. Your composition,lighting,color and treatment are outstanding! #7523671

John Connolly May 15, 2009

I have always admired your mini pic Donna! It is great to see this wonderful image in full size! #7524151

Ellen Powell May 17, 2009

What a beautiful capture, Donna! I've read all the comments and agree with them all! Question: how did you get all that great blow out and keep the subject un-blown out? #7531135

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 20, 2009

Thank you for all of your great comments. Whenever possible I try to expose for the midtones.

Donna #7658853

Mark Dodge October 15, 2009

Beautiful lighting, Donna. I often wondered about your icon. Now I know :o) #8039667

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 15, 2009

Thank you Mark, I appreciate it! #8040561

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 24, 2010

Heyyyyyyyyyy, Donna, a delight to see this masterpiece one again! It is still one of my all time favourite BP images! Good luck, but whatever the result it will always be a WINNER in my eyes! #8326259

Patti Coblentz January 25, 2010

So beautiful, Donna...I love the bright glow, and what a lovely girl. I'm so pleased to see this image full size. wishing you all the best with it...appropriate title!

Patti #8330175

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 26, 2010

a classic :0) #8333241

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 27, 2010

Beautiful! #8334634

Robyn A. Terrell January 27, 2010

Like a beautiful dream, Donna. #8335832

Julianne Bradford January 29, 2010

Beautiful work is always more beautiful each time you look at it. Great work Donna! #8339990

Wendy Stevenson January 29, 2010

What a wonderful summer time mood to this Donna! Beautifully done! #8340307

Randall J. Scholten February 16, 2010

Yes, this IS one of the most appealing images on the whole Internet! #8386325

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 16, 2010

Thanks again to each of you!!

Donna #8388073

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 27, 2010

I will never tire of seeing one of the most memorable ( personally) BP images ever , Donna! Good luck!
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Kate Jackson level-classic March 29, 2010

Donnna I'm so glad you've kept this one at the top! I've always loved it! #8492212

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 29, 2010

Thank you Patrick and Kate!! #8492223

Daniel Ruf March 30, 2010

I didn't realize what a beautiful capture this was until I saw it blown up. Outstanding work. #8496943

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 17, 2010

Thank you Daniel!!! #8701949

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 31, 2010

I am with Robyn here, "like a beautiful dream". Good luck, Donna!

UB. #8797859

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 05, 2010

Thank you Usman! #8808583

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 19, 2015

Welcome, Donna. Glad to see it again!
#11400808

Teresa L. Brooks January 18, 2016

Gorgeous #11424414

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 29, 2016

Wonderful portrait Donna. Congrats on finalist award. #11440336

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 29, 2016

Congrats & good luck on this beautiful finalist, Donna! #11440440

Ken Smith level-classic February 29, 2016

Hey Donna....a gold medal...it's been a long-time coming for this image. Congrats to you!!
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Irene Colling level-classic February 29, 2016

I remember this picture from a long time ago. I think it was your profile pic for awhile, am I right? Good choice for you to re-enter it. Congratulations Donna. #11440932

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 29, 2016

Congratulations Donna on your Second Place win. #11440994

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic February 29, 2016

Beautiful winner! Congratulations!! #11441067

Paula Showen March 01, 2016

Congratulations on your winning image! #11441360

Michele Peterson level-classic March 01, 2016

What a glowingly beautiful capture, Donna! Congratulations on the win! #11441386

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 01, 2016

Thanks to each and every one of you!! This image is dear to me... my daughter is picking the flowers. This photograph was captured on January 30, 2005. Take care all!!! #11441467

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 02, 2016

Good to see this finally score, Donna. Big CONGRATZ!

UB. #11441752

Patrick Rouzes level-classic March 02, 2016

Happy to see this a Winner, Donna. Still one of my fave all-time BP's entries! Congrats, my friend. #11441823

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 02, 2016

Congratulations Donna on bringing home the gold. #11441878

Carol Flisak level-addict March 02, 2016

Beautiful image, Donna... wonderful composition, pov and colors! Congrats on your lovely image! #11441991

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 03, 2016

Congrats on this fannnn...tastic 2nd Place Winner Donna! #11442291

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 03, 2016

Congrats on this fannnn...tastic 2nd Place Winner Donna! #11442292

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic March 09, 2016

Love this image and Congrats Donna on your second place Gold! #11444383

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