January Calm

Uploaded: January 22, 2010 07:34:22


Tamarack Beach
Carlsbad, California
January 16, 2010

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 18 mm
F 4.5 @ 1/250 ISO 100

Exif: F Number: 4.6, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, ISO: 100, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Steve Miller January 22, 2010

Beautiful. Nice compostion. #1229854

Julianne Bradford January 22, 2010

Beautiful capture of the swirl of sky and lines in the sea Donna!! Hope we have more of these beauties soon! #8321372

Renata Gusciora January 22, 2010

Simply beautiful,Donna! #8322068

Les Rhoades level-classic January 22, 2010

Love those clouds #8322189

William C. Raco level-classic January 22, 2010

Very dramatic
I hope you are out of the major storm areas, Donna
Be well #8322401

Sandy Stigliano January 22, 2010

Very beautiful! #8322453

Kara L. Hendricks January 22, 2010

OMG this is a stunner Donna... The colors, the fantastic lines made by the water.. The clouds looming in the horizon... The deep tone of the overall image is a mood maker for the viewer... I love I love everything about this one and I can't imagine this won't go far... And N&L isn't my thing at all... So you know I love this!! #8322470

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe January 22, 2010

Great sunset shot. Wonderful colors!!! #8322486

Nikki McDonald level-classic January 22, 2010

Beautiful sunset beach shot, Donna. Kara is right -- the lines of the waves really add interest to the midfield and the sky is fantastic. #8322563

Katarina Mansson January 23, 2010

Beautioful light and colors as ususal but what strikes me most with this one is the perfect composition and leading in lines! #8323026

Katarina Mansson January 23, 2010

Beautioful light and colors as ususal but what strikes me most with this one is the perfect composition and leading in S-shape lines!

... and the clouds of course! #8323027

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 23, 2010

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments!!!

Donna #8323099

Kate Jackson level-classic January 23, 2010

I agree with everyone on this a stunning composition, incredible light and scene. What a beauty. But I have so enjoyed looking at all your brilliant beach sunsets with envy. #8323164

Debra R. Harder January 23, 2010

OMG!! This is absolutely incredible, Donna! Going right into my favorites!! Deb #8323930

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic January 23, 2010

Beautiful capture, colors and lighting, Donna! #8324531

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe January 23, 2010

Thank you Kate, Deb and Shelly!!! #8324633

cheryl m. phillips January 24, 2010

This is beautiful, Donna!
~cheryl #8326123

John Connolly January 24, 2010

Gorgeous color here Donna! An outstanding winter sunrise, well worth the effort of your early start! #8326390

Misty Blue January 25, 2010

I love the lines in this photos... Great work:) #8328778

Steve M. Harrington January 25, 2010

Wow! You really nailed this one, Donna! Great tones and colors along with a fine composition.
Steve #8329573

Susan M. Campbell January 26, 2010

You are so lucky to be able to capture these beautiful moments. Very nice! #8331710

Dianna Murphy January 26, 2010

Hi Donna, welcome to the club! Gorgeous image. Love the colors. #8332226

Sherry McClead February 19, 2010

HAVE MERCY Donna... you do have some awesome sunsets!! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #8395052

Raymond Pauly level-classic February 19, 2010

Beautiful sunset image, Donna! Congratulations on yous Finalists! #8395108

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 19, 2010

Beautiful, Donna! CONGRATULATIONS! #8395122

Tiia Vissak February 19, 2010

Congratulations! #8395429

Leland N. Saunders level-addict February 19, 2010

Another real beauty, Donna ... congratulations, again !!

Lee #8395904

Renee Doyle level-classic February 19, 2010

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!! #8396371

Becky J. Parkinson level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Simply, WOW!!! Congratulations on another beautiful finalist! #8397355

Amy M. Wilson February 19, 2010

Stunning capture and Finalist... huge congratulations, Donna!!! #8397979

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 19, 2010

Congrats Donna on your Beautiful Finalist! Jeff #8397983

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 19, 2010

You know I love this one, Donna. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #8397998

Phyllis H. Burchett February 19, 2010

Simply stunning, Congrats! #8398634

Susan M. Campbell February 19, 2010

Sooooo beautiful. Congrats Donna. #8399092

Laura L. Gonzales February 19, 2010

WOW! Fantastic Donna!!! Congratulations on another beautiful Finalist! Laura #8399229

Stefania Barbier level-addict February 19, 2010

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist!!!!! #8399589

Jane Holestine February 20, 2010

This is an amazing capture, Donna. I believe it will go way beyond finalist. #8400252

Debra R. Harder February 20, 2010

I see another FAVORITE of mine here...WTG, Donna! I just love this! A gold winner in my book. CONGRATULATIONS!! Deb #8401009

Jojie F. Alcantara February 20, 2010

Another winner, Donna. Congrats, it really is a calming, superb image #8401044

Kelly S. Cavanaugh February 20, 2010

Gorgeous capture, Donna!! Congratulations! #8402052

Rony Sagy February 20, 2010

Fantastic capture, Donna. Congratulations. #8402178

Renata Gusciora February 20, 2010

Congratlations on this gorgeous finalist,Donna!!!:-) #8402525

Husain Akhtar February 21, 2010

Big congratulations! #8403154

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 21, 2010

Congratulations of your well deserved finalist, Donna! What great zig zag lines in this image! #8403466

Erica Murphy level-deluxe February 21, 2010

Another beauty! Congratulations Donna!! #8403709

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 21, 2010

Thank you everyone!!! You have left such great comments! I appreciate it VERY much!

Best of luck!

Donna #8404212

Tess L. Yee February 22, 2010

Congrats, Donna...love the comp and colors! #8407018

ALLEN O. HOWARD February 22, 2010

Another outstanding finalist Donna! Congratulations. #8407639

Elida Gutierrez February 23, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!! #8410189

Linda Blair February 24, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist!!!!!! #8412891

Tad Bowman February 24, 2010

Beautiful light Donna. Congratulations on your finalist! #8413558

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