A Day at the Pier

Su Sana E. P level-classic 12/15/2006 12:44:17 AM

Donna, wonderful capture and framing of this scene!! I love the reflections here. #572536

Ray Clarke 12/15/2006 12:49:52 AM

Great reflection and clarity Donna! Love the little bird in the forground!!!!(R) #3703955

Donna W. Neal 12/15/2006 12:52:58 AM

Love this in B/W makes the reflections really show up great #3703960

Stanley J. Contrades 12/15/2006 12:55:23 AM

Excellent exposure, black and white composition and reflections, Donna! That little guy in the foreground is a plus!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3703963

Paul Michko 12/15/2006 1:39:41 AM

Great capture, Donna. #3703999

Karen Engelbreth 12/15/2006 2:02:49 AM

Wonderful capture, Donna - love the reflections! #3704039

Colleen Braun 12/15/2006 2:25:31 AM

great B&W... #3704071

Jim Huffield 12/15/2006 2:58:48 AM

Stunning B&W Donna. Jim #3704119

Glenn E. Urquhart 12/15/2006 3:17:11 AM

Outstanding lighting, tones, contrast, geometric lines, WELL Composed and a very beautiful B&W composition, Donna!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #3704173

Donald K. Cherry level-classic 12/15/2006 3:23:44 AM

Awesome b&w seascape, Donna! Love the lighting and reflections! #3704201

Allison & John Overton 12/15/2006 3:48:52 AM

This is cool in B & W Donna #3704337

Carol Sawyer 12/15/2006 4:01:51 AM

Beautiful B&W seascape capture, Donna!! #3704402

Irene Suchocki 12/15/2006 4:01:57 AM

The strong composition is brought out even more in B&W. Very nice. #3704403

Girish Vaghela level-classic 12/15/2006 5:59:33 AM

Great comp. in B&W, Donna! #3704842

Nadya Johnson 12/15/2006 6:11:48 AM

Stunning capture Donna, with outstanding composition! Love those reflections. The tones and lighting are superb! #3704897

Candice C. Calhoun level-classic 12/15/2006 6:53:02 AM

Wow, would I like to be there now...great choice to present this in bw!

ccc #3705068

Bill Wyatt 12/15/2006 8:13:52 AM

Love the horizontal and vertical lines, the textures and lighting. Excellent tones as well, Donna! #3705343

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/15/2006 10:17:27 AM

Thank you Susana, Ray, Audrey, Donna, Stan, Paul, Karen, Colleen, Jim, Glenn, Donald, John, Carol, Irene, Girish, Nadya, Candice and Bill!! I appreciate all of your support and great compliments!!! #3705664

Melissa G. Meiselman 12/15/2006 10:19:25 AM

Fantastic scene beautifully presented in in black and white with great reflection and linear elements, Donna!! #3705668

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/15/2006 1:45:30 PM

Great photo. I like lines, reflections and composition. #3706091

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/15/2006 2:36:33 PM

Super shot, Donna! #3706223

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/15/2006 2:53:43 PM

Thank you Melissa, Vladan and Barbara!! #3706281

Kenneth Mucke 12/15/2006 8:45:20 PM

Beautifully done in BW Donna...Georgous image #3707158

Colleen Farrell 12/15/2006 9:23:26 PM

Terrific! So many things to comment on--the use of b&w, the reflections, the wide frame, the gull in the foreground. Really an evocative image. #3707228

Janine Russell level-classic 12/15/2006 10:05:05 PM

Donna, excellent detail, clarity, tones and lighting. #3707290

David Pratt level-classic 12/16/2006 8:18:53 AM

Wonderful framing and terrific B & W shot. Excellent work Donna!
dave #3708510

Raymond Pauly level-classic 12/16/2006 10:51:20 AM

Beautiful scenic view of the pier! Love the reflections and shadows! #3708912

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/16/2006 1:20:03 PM

Thank you Kenneth, Colleen, Janine, David and Raymond!! Your comments and those of all of you here at BetterPhoto are a true inspiration!! #3709007

Stan Kwasniowski level-classic 12/16/2006 3:35:44 PM

Donna, this is so beautiful in B&W #3709343

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 12/17/2006 8:53:49 AM

Love this Pier shot in B&W. Excellent use of the long horizontal format too Donna! #3711616

Phillip R. Connolly level-classic 12/17/2006 10:32:18 AM

I like this one Donna. You waited for just the right moment to capture it with a nice foreground, and it comes up well in the monochrome.

Phil #3711832

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/17/2006 3:35:02 PM

Thank you Stan, Kristi and Phillip for your great critiques! #3712556

Luigi Di Serio level-classic 12/18/2006 1:24:45 PM

Just love the clarity and smoothness of this b&w... it's so serene #3715593

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/19/2006 8:27:48 AM

Thank you very much Luigi! #3718055

Lavone Vannoy level-classic 12/19/2006 9:12:05 AM

Absolutely beautiful! :) #3718212

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/19/2006 10:13:23 AM

Thanks Lavone!! #3718406

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 12/22/2006 1:01:12 PM

Fantastic reflections and image, Donna! Great b/w! #3730272

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/22/2006 2:17:05 PM

Thank you for your very kind compliments Terry and your beautiful friendship!! #3730504

Paul E. Earl 1/24/2007 2:30:51 PM

A big CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist! Good luck in the next round! #3860638

Bill Wyatt 1/24/2007 2:39:38 PM

Congratulations Donna on your wonderful Finalist! #3860779

Evy Johansen level-classic 1/24/2007 2:43:58 PM

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna!! #3860839

Datha Y. Thompson 1/24/2007 3:00:09 PM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome Finalist Donna :0) #3861060

Glenn E. Urquhart 1/24/2007 3:01:27 PM

A BIG Congratulations on your finalist award, Donna!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #3861082

Colette M. Metcalf 1/24/2007 3:02:48 PM

Congratulations, Donna!!! #3861102

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 1/24/2007 3:35:40 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna! #3861571

Karen Slagle 1/24/2007 3:39:07 PM

Congrats, Donna. #3861632

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/24/2007 3:42:22 PM

Huge congratulation yet again Donna. #3861674

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/24/2007 4:29:09 PM

A classic Donna ... beautifully composed with great tones. Congratulations on your finalist! #3862333

Janine Russell level-classic 1/24/2007 4:52:17 PM

Donna, congratulations on your finalist. #3862646

Raymond Pauly level-classic 1/24/2007 4:54:40 PM

Big congratulations, Donna! #3862679

Graeme yew Chow level-classic 1/24/2007 5:41:38 PM

Big congratulation ! very strong impact b/w image, Donna. #3863148

Pamela Shane level-classic 1/24/2007 5:42:25 PM

Beautiful b&w Donna, congratulations on
your finalist!! :) #3863154

Janine Russell level-classic 1/24/2007 5:43:46 PM

Donna, congratulations on your finalist. #3863169

David Pratt level-classic 1/24/2007 6:02:06 PM

Congrats Donna! #3863372

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/24/2007 6:09:12 PM

WTG, Donna! Congratulations on all of your finalists including this fantastic one. I'll get to them all! #3863455

chris jones 1/24/2007 6:25:37 PM

Congratulations Donna on Finalist love the framing and reflections looks great in B&W
Chris #3863688

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/24/2007 6:33:38 PM

To all of you here at BetterPhoto, a huge THANK YOU!! Your friendships, inspiration, support and overall kindness are truly appreciated. Take care and best of luck!!! #3863797

Cyn Valentine level-classic 1/24/2007 6:53:32 PM

Congratulations DOnna..great image!! #3864000

Alan L. Borror 1/24/2007 7:24:57 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna! #3864251

Cassie L. Woodlee 1/24/2007 8:14:03 PM

Congrat's Donna!!! #3864566

Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/24/2007 8:35:42 PM

Congratulations, Donna!! #3864670

Pat Gamwell 1/24/2007 10:06:45 PM

Awesome shot, Donna! ANOTHER big congrats! #3865123

Laurence Saliba level-classic 1/24/2007 11:34:35 PM

Donna, congratulations on your finalist. #3865326

Laurie Daily level-classic 1/25/2007 3:44:12 AM

Love this! Congrats again!!! #3865880

Paula Dwyer level-classic 1/25/2007 5:35:05 AM

Congratulations Donna!!! :) #3866668

eileen bedford level-classic 1/25/2007 5:56:11 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna... #3866821

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 1/25/2007 6:14:30 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #3866986

Luigi Di Serio level-classic 1/25/2007 7:29:58 AM

Congrats Donna! I always liked this one #3867691

Ken Smith level-classic 1/25/2007 7:35:44 AM

Donna, super congrats to you!! #3867741

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 1/25/2007 7:42:08 AM

Congratulation again Donna!!!! Fantastic image!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) ^.^ Kitty #3867800

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/25/2007 8:06:53 AM

Congrats Donna on this excellent Finalist! Jeff #3868008

Elizabeth J. Bernier level-classic 1/25/2007 8:17:50 AM

Wonderful lines both on the pier itself and in the great reflection!!!Congratulations on your finalist Donna!!! #3868077

Nadya Johnson level-classic 1/25/2007 10:50:09 AM

STUNNING capture, Donna! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! Best of luck in the second round! #3869149

Carla Metzler level-classic 1/25/2007 1:13:54 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna!! #3870034

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/25/2007 2:01:28 PM

Congratulations Donna on this wonderful finalist and best of luck in the next round! Another fantastic shot of the pier! #3870348

John V. Roscich level-classic 1/25/2007 2:14:57 PM

DONNA,Congratulations on this awesome Finalist,
JOHN #3870441

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com level-classic 1/25/2007 2:36:05 PM

Great composition and repeating patterns #3870604

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 2:45:35 PM

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Donna :O) #3870691

ALLEN O. HOWARD 1/25/2007 3:43:57 PM

A wonderful image and a well deservrd congratulations! #3871190

Vicki Hunt 1/25/2007 4:40:05 PM

Congrats! I love this! #3871430

Colleen Farrell 1/25/2007 5:01:53 PM

Another very well-deserved finalist--congratulations, Donna! #3871524

Morteza Safataj 1/25/2007 5:23:38 PM

Fantastic reflection on the ground Donna!! #3871590

David Phalen 1/25/2007 5:26:20 PM

BIG Congrats on your well deserved Winner!!!! #3871603

Janet McNeil level-classic 1/25/2007 5:35:09 PM

Congratulations on 2nd place, Donna - very well deserved!! #3871651

Judyann Plante 1/25/2007 5:35:35 PM

Donna, Congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann ><> #3871656

Bill Wyatt 1/25/2007 5:38:50 PM

Congratulations on your win, Donna! #3871688

Lavone Vannoy 1/25/2007 5:43:21 PM


Su Sana E. P level-classic 1/25/2007 5:43:26 PM

Donna, huge Congratulations on this Awesome Winner!! WTG, dear friend. #3871739

Raymond Pauly level-classic 1/25/2007 5:53:43 PM

WTG, Donna! BIG congrats! Love this picture! #3871820

Cyn Valentine level-classic 1/25/2007 5:54:40 PM

Big congratulations Donna!!!! #3871827

Mary K. Robison level-classic 1/25/2007 6:10:57 PM

Congratulations on your win, Donna! #3871927

Jill Odice level-classic 1/25/2007 6:29:52 PM

A BIG CONGRATS Donna! This is awesome. Ansel would be proud of you :-) #3872059

Sam Britt level-classic 1/25/2007 6:43:51 PM

Congratulations on this 2nd place winner, Donna! #3872168

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 1/25/2007 7:11:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on being a WINNER with this wonderful image, Donna!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!! ^.^ :-) Kitty #3872365

Ken Smith level-classic 1/25/2007 7:19:03 PM

Wow, super congrats, Donna!! #3872411

Pamela Shane level-classic 1/25/2007 7:21:41 PM

Donna - big congratulations on your
winner!! :) #3872433

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 1/25/2007 7:24:38 PM

Awesome Donna!!! Congratulations on this magnficient winner! Excellent composition and perfect B&W tonality! #3872458

David Pratt level-classic 1/25/2007 7:25:06 PM

Congratulations on this great winner! #3872461

Jill Flynn level-classic 1/25/2007 7:27:53 PM

So happy to see this here Donna! Great, great work and congratulations on your WIN! #3872491

Graeme yew Chow 1/25/2007 7:46:39 PM

Well deserved winner, Donna. As I said it was a very powerful image. #3872600

Deborah Sandidge 1/25/2007 7:51:19 PM

This is exceptional Donna - congratulations on your winning image!! #3872625

Datha Y. Thompson 1/25/2007 7:51:40 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your WINNER Donna :0) #3872629

Cary Rogers 1/25/2007 8:07:31 PM

CONGRATS on your WINNER, Donna! Great composition, lighting, reflections and subject matter! :-) #3872717

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 1/25/2007 8:17:28 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner. #3872756

Sylvia Rossler 1/25/2007 10:03:38 PM

Big Big congrats on your win Donna :O) #3873051

Pat Gamwell 1/25/2007 10:34:17 PM

WTG, Donna! HUGE CONGRATS! #3873145

Darryl Wilkinson 1/25/2007 11:17:35 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna!! #3873207

Cora Miller level-classic 1/26/2007 12:46:31 AM

The b&w is perfect to showcase the graphic lines and reflection. Wonderful image, Donna. Congratulations on your win. #3873351

Ross Throndson 1/26/2007 12:52:48 AM

Many Congratulations Donna, on your Beautiful Winner!!! #3873369

Janine Russell level-classic 1/26/2007 12:54:45 AM

Donna, congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3873373

Paul E. Earl 1/26/2007 1:20:20 AM

Congratulations!! #3873445

RC Fritz 1/26/2007 2:30:07 AM

Big congratulations, Donna! Beautiful image and Winner! #3873575

Alan L. Borror 1/26/2007 2:34:02 AM

Congratulations on a wonderful winner, Donna! #3873589

Colette M. Metcalf 1/26/2007 4:15:56 AM

Congratulations on your win, Donna!!! #3873932

Mary Timman 1/26/2007 4:20:41 AM

Huge Congratulations! #3873953

Ronald F. Fischer 1/26/2007 5:35:15 AM

Congrats on this awesome WINNER! #3874274

Paula Dwyer 1/26/2007 7:50:35 AM

Congratulations Donna!!! :) #3874854

Tarun Bose 1/26/2007 9:55:37 AM

Big congrats Donna for your prize winner. #3875267

Stan Kwasniowski 1/26/2007 10:10:35 AM

Donna, congratulations #3875377

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 1/26/2007 10:32:28 AM

Fantastic capture and great reflections, Donna. Big congratulations on your win! #3875484

Laurence Saliba level-classic 1/26/2007 11:15:32 AM

Many congratulations on your well deserved second place winner Donna!!!!! #3875582

Andreas G. Karelias 1/26/2007 11:48:06 AM

Congratulations Donna on you win. Great image, well deserved. I am so happy for you. Regards - Andreas #3875700

Renee Doyle level-classic 1/26/2007 12:24:03 PM

WTG Donna!!! Congrats on this awesome 2nd place win!!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/26/2007 12:32:08 PM

I am truly honored. Thanks to each and everyone of you!! Your inspiration and support has been amazing. I appreciate all the congratulatory wishes and comments. Thanks to the BetterPhoto judges too!! And to all of you here at BP~ for such an awesome site. Take care and keep up the great work!! #3875830

Nobu Nagase level-classic 1/26/2007 1:52:17 PM

Fabulous image,
Great win!!!
Congratulations, Donna!!! #3876088

Laurie Daily level-classic 1/26/2007 2:03:18 PM

Always loved this shot, Donna! Congratulations on your win!!! #3876109

Terry L. Ellis level-classic 1/26/2007 3:37:30 PM

WTG, Donna! Congratulations on your awesome Second Place Win! Love it! #3876354

Sherry S. Boles 1/27/2007 1:07:57 AM

Great composition, tones and clarity! It looks like such a peaceful place to be...Congrats, Donna! #3877491

Lynne Morris 1/27/2007 1:13:44 AM

What an awesome image Donna, many congratulations on your Second Place Win. #3877507

Sharon Day level-classic 1/27/2007 8:01:12 AM

Big congratulations, Donna!!! Awesome photo! #3878632

Jenny Bosmans 1/27/2007 8:12:46 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna! :) #3878687

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/27/2007 11:53:49 AM

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments and congratulatory wishes!!! I appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful weekend!! #3879598

Rakesh Syal level-classic 1/27/2007 9:33:05 PM

Donna! Congratulations on your awesome Second Place Win! #3881372

Donna W. Neal level-classic 1/28/2007 5:17:43 AM

WOW, this is excellent Donna. Congratulations on you win! #3881978

Hendrik Storme level-classic 1/28/2007 1:45:28 PM

Fantastic winner, Donna! Congratulations!!!! #3883477

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 1/28/2007 1:54:08 PM

This is beautiful and I love it !! Fantastic tones, reflections and clarilty. CONGRATULATIONS on your Second Place win !!!!! #3883501

Debbie Fleri 1/28/2007 4:24:27 PM

WoW...Congratulations,,,Well deserved win...I really like the B/W...Awesome shot...I can't believe I missed it...: ) #3883995

Emile Abbott level-classic 1/29/2007 9:05:21 AM

Huge congratulations Donna on a magnificant winner. #3886852

Jeff Robinson level-classic 1/29/2007 5:05:22 PM

Congrats Donna on your outstanding winning image! Jeff #3888539

Roger Fry level-classic 1/30/2007 8:27:26 PM

As a Pier photo, this takes some beating! I particularly like the gull perfectly positioned ! Congratulations.

Roger #3893616

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 1/31/2007 4:20:28 PM

Thanks again to all of you!! Your comments and congratulatory wishes are really AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #3897589

Holly Shao level-classic 1/31/2007 5:48:11 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on this WONDERFUL winning image!! Very beautiful reflections!

Holly #3897830

Allen Ko level-classic 2/3/2007 7:12:32 PM

Wow Donna, you take some amazing photos. Congratulations on your winning photographs.

I love the composition and how the image pops at you. So simple yet impactful!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/4/2007 4:23:14 PM

Thank you Holly and Allen for your VERY kind compliments and congratulatory wishes! #3911704

Stephen Zacker level-classic 2/26/2007 4:28:33 AM

Great capture. Congratulations #3995656

Sheryl A. Hudson 2/26/2007 10:21:35 PM

Congratulations Donna on your win!!! #3999488

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 2/27/2007 6:00:35 PM

Thank you very much Stephen and Sheryl!! #4004019

Wes C. Bond level-classic 3/26/2007 9:21:32 PM

love the glassy look on the shore!! great picture..im gealous!! #4100922

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/31/2007 9:29:00 AM

Thanks Wes!! I was lucky to go to the pier on such a beautiful day! I appreciate your great comments! #4115745

Toni Riggs level-classic 8/14/2007 9:32:39 AM

Wow, you have an amazing gallery. I love this photo in b&w. Congrats on your win! #4646878

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/14/2007 10:13:13 AM

Thanks Toni, I appreciate you stopping by!! #4647013

Lynn Crawford level-classic 8/30/2007 2:22:35 AM

This is beautiful Donna, love the reflection on the sand, great B&W tones, congrats on this win :) #4722476

Thomas Lam level-classic 12/31/2007 10:21:29 PM

Excellent capture! Really love the reflection...

BTW, you have a beautiful gallery.

Thomas #5274713

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/31/2007 10:27:51 PM

Thank you Lynn and Thomas for taking the time to visit my gallery. I appreciate your inspirational comments! #5274721

Jim Manganella level-classic 1/26/2008 4:02:35 AM

Well balanced, crystal clear exposure... well done! #5397904

Srividya Narasimhan 2/1/2008 10:25:18 AM

awesome shot.. I love the lines! #5428452

Vincent J. DeSanto 4/10/2008 7:15:24 PM

Just stunning Donna, I love B&W's and this picture confirms why I love them so much. Great job and your gallery is beautiful.

Take care,
Vinnie #5772803

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/10/2008 7:43:13 PM

Thank you Jim, Srividya and Vinnie for your great comments!!! #5772861

Marta Azevedo level-classic 10/14/2008 8:19:28 AM

Very nice image. Great gallery! #6597635

Robert Jensen level-classic 1/30/2010 7:39:19 AM

Perfect in B&W, and love the reflection #8341941

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Oceanside Pier, California

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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