Beat the Heat

Uploaded: February 07, 2011 00:41:24 | Entered: October 03, 2020 08:03:54


When I arrived at the beach, the sky was filled with smoke from the local fires. The surf was up and the water was very refreshing! We were all trying to escape the heat wave!

Oceanside Beach, California
August 29, 2009
7:16 PM

RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 135 mm
F 7.1 @ 1/200 ISO 200

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Tiia Vissak February 07, 2011

great tones, light & framing! #1350973

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 07, 2011

Beautiful colors, lines and light, Donna. #9218119

Julianne Bradford February 07, 2011

A hot capture indeed Donna! WTG! #9218346

Phyllis H. Burchett February 07, 2011

Wonderful capture Donna! #9218661

Patti Coblentz February 07, 2011

A great documentary of life around the fires...beautiful colors, and with your commentary the water looks particularly refreshing!! #9218871

Marcie A. Fowler February 07, 2011

Excellent work Donna. #9218884

John Connolly February 07, 2011

Marvelous tones and an amazing scene Donna! We have just experienced the hottest February weather on record, it lasted for over a week! #9218889

Sarah A. Christian February 07, 2011

It's a most beautiful image, Donna! Ohhh, for some "heat to beat" in the freezing temps of these days! Your photo has a warmth to it with the vibrant, hot colors! #9218941

Ellen Hodges February 07, 2011

Wonderful and sooooo beautiful , Donna!!! #9219187

Carol L. Fowler February 07, 2011

Gorgeous image! #9219406

Stephanie Frey February 07, 2011

Donna, you always have such stunning sunsets! Beautiful! #9219460

Kaye Burazin February 07, 2011

Beyond lovely Donna #9219576

Leslie McLain level-classic February 07, 2011

Beautiful capture and colors, Donna. #9219594

Patrick Rouzes February 07, 2011

This is one incredible image & capture, Donna! Agree with all the above- and then some! All the elements of a winner here, my friend! Hope to see this again! #9219596

Debra R. Harder February 07, 2011

You can just feel the heat, Donna! The colors are amazing!!! Superb details and comp too. Superb in every way!! Deb #9219904

Ken Smith level-classic February 08, 2011

It's minus 4 degrees as I type this, here in sunny Omaha...I don't want to beat the heat...I want it to join me! :-) Another beauty, Donna! #9220148

frank w. degenhardt February 08, 2011

The beauty of this one was so evident even before I pulled up the big picture. The colors are incredibly gorgeous, the waves of the water so beautiful. Love the composition and the beautiful work of the pier as it extends out into the water. So pretty my friend. #9221760

Cathy M. Britcliffe February 09, 2011

Gorgeous photo, Donna!

Cathy :) #9222978

Donna La Mattino Pagakis February 09, 2011

Thank you everyone! This really was a unique sunset!

Take care,



Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 10, 2011

Beautiful sunset and colors. Love Ken's statement...I'm sure there are more people back east who would feel the same way. :-) #9224000

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