Swingers

Uploaded: August 19, 2007 22:37:49

Description

Captured at the San Diego County Fair on 6-28-2007.

*Elements of Design*

Comments

Phil Sauvey August 19, 2007

Looks like a great night and lots having fun. Not so sure I would have much fun on that ride. Great perspective and capture, Donna!!!! #718479

Colleen Farrell August 19, 2007

Superb! I had to add this one to my favorite photos, Donna! The effects (buzz?) combined with the fantastic color, exposure and composition ... phew! I love how the composition leads my eye to that one little guy with his arms outstretched .. :D #4671213

Robert K. Bemus level-classic August 19, 2007

Great capture, Donna!!...this site really slows down a lot as of late...any desires to go SLR? #4671259

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe August 19, 2007

Great composition of this action shot, Donna! Love the colors and effects. #4671269

Pat Gamwell August 20, 2007

Love it, love it, love it! Fabulous work, Donna! I wouldn't want to ride this thing but it sure makes for an EXCITING pic! #4671330

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe August 20, 2007

Fantastic image, Donna. The Orton techique really worked on this. Great job! #4671346

Jill Odice level-classic August 20, 2007

What a fun shot! I think this has Winner written on it! #4671385

Penny J. Irwin August 20, 2007

This is a very whimsical shot! Love the movment and the tones great job #4671392

Arlene Krassner August 20, 2007

Very nice Donna. Good color and composition. Orton worked out well on this. #4671640

Glenn E. Urquhart August 20, 2007

Fantastic capture, Outstanding color and lighting, Beautiful Motion Composition, Donna!!! !Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4671904

Kimi A. Phillips August 20, 2007

Ditto all of the above! Super fun! #4673185

Paul Michko August 20, 2007

Wonderfully composed, Donna. #4675208

Ken Jarvis August 20, 2007

Nice capture and great use of Orton, Donna! #4675331

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 20, 2007

Fabulous image, Donna, great capture and effects!
-Debby #4675660

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 20, 2007

Thanks to each and everyone of you!! Your comments are superb!!

Take care!!! #4676241

Nadia Paul August 21, 2007

Beautifully framed shot Donna, the Orton effect works wonderfully well - love it! #4677261

Anita Hogue August 21, 2007

Awesome perspective and I love the effects, Donna! #4677587

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2007

NEAT pespective and amazing effect, Donna!
Well seen
:) #4678507

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic August 21, 2007

EXCELLENT image, Donna!!! LOVE the colors & OT!!! <>< #4679534

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 21, 2007

Whoa!!! I get dizzy really easy and I'm dizzy right now just looking at this beautiful image, Donna!!!! Love the colors and great effects!!!!! k ♫ #4679700

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 21, 2007

Excellent choice of effects on this incredible action shot, Donna!!! Another superb image here my friend!!! #4680806

Sherry S. Boles August 21, 2007

The effect goes wonderfully with this one, Donna! Great composition as well! #4681281

Susan T. Evans August 21, 2007

Awesome image Donna, the effect works great on this, wonderful details too. #4681289

Su Sana E. P level-classic August 21, 2007

Awesome fun capture with great effects, Donna!! Terrific job on this. #4681359

Marijana Fajgl level-classic August 22, 2007

amazing capture, donna, wonderful effects and perspective! #4681756

Robert R. Goodman level-addict August 22, 2007

That looks like fun,Donna.Great action on this shot.Beautiful effects!!!!!! #4682233

eileen bedford August 22, 2007

Great capture, love the light effect of orton you used.... #4682629

Sherri Gorman August 22, 2007

Awesome composition, colors and effects!!!! Excellent capture!!!! #4683179

Nadya Johnson August 22, 2007

Donna, this is awesome! Ought to be a winner! #4683859

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 22, 2007

gorgeous capture and effects Donna! #4684110

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 22, 2007

Thanks to all of you!! Your comments are very inspirational!!! #4684296

Angela Azzinnaro August 22, 2007

AWESOME CAPTURE DOnna!!!!! #4684347

John Connolly August 22, 2007

An excellent POV and effects for this great capture, Donna! #4684613

Inge S. Lasmana level-classic August 22, 2007

Very beautiful perspective and effects, Donna! #4684657

Hector Contreras August 22, 2007

What a fun shot, the Orton effect works very well
Heco #4685467

Michelle L. Frick August 22, 2007

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shot! The Orton really makes this seem like a magical shot - a perfect childhood memory. I always loved the big swings when I was a kid (even as a big kid now). Beautifully seen and rendered Donna! #4685861

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 22, 2007

Such amazing compliments, thanks everyone!!! #4685983

Hendrik Storme August 23, 2007

Wonderful shot, love the composition and effects! #4687686

Connie J. Bagot August 23, 2007

I like the slight softness---seems to enhance the graceful swinging feeling. #4687849

Kristi A. Howson August 23, 2007

Love the excitement and the Orton effect works so beautifully here Donna. Great work! #4688386

Amanda Chapman August 23, 2007

NO DOUBT we'll see this one again...a few times! #4688644

Sam Britt August 23, 2007

Great image & effects, Donna. Orton Technique looks great on this! #4690177

Arnie Horwitz level-deluxe August 23, 2007

Great capture and effects, Donna! #4690607

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 23, 2007

Your comments are VERY cool, and I appreciate them all!!!! #4690688

Heather August 24, 2007

I LOVE THIS CAPTURE!! NICE WORK & GREAT POV.. :) #4694067

Joline Frazier August 25, 2007

I really enjoy looking at this. The Orton effect is one of my favorites, and I think it suits this image beautifully. #4695255

Terri Beloit August 25, 2007

AWESOME, Donna! I've always loved these rides (from a viewing perspective) at the fairs...great capture and love the technique...it adds just the right effect! #4697654

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 25, 2007

Thank you very much everyone!!!!! #4698149

Joyce Bohm August 26, 2007

Donna, this is fantastic work! #4702286

Z. Banu August 27, 2007

Beautiful image!!!excellent effects!!!!very well done Donna. #4702537

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 20, 2007

Thank you Joyce and Zaanat!!! #4817636

September 21, 2007

AMAZING! it appeals to my sences on so many levels! love it!


kate #4825082

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 22, 2007

Thank you very much Kate!!! #4829825

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 12, 2007

Definitely awesome, Donna! The treatment is fantastic. #4916806

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 12, 2007

A BIG thank you Terry!! #4917953

Lorri Shane October 20, 2007

A nice composition, Donna. Looks like a blast. I really like the effect you used, too. #4954695

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 20, 2007

Thank you Lorri! #4954901

Renee Doyle level-classic October 24, 2007

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist DOnna!!
#4974544

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 24, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome finalist Donna!!!!!!!! #4974696

Lorri Shane October 24, 2007

Congratulations, Donna. It is a superb image! Good luck. Lorri #4974924

Michelle L. Frick October 24, 2007

Congratulations Donna! You know I love this one!

Stay safe!! You, and all the residents in SoCal are in my thoughts and prayers! #4975179

Angie Sidles level-classic October 24, 2007

Congrats Donna! Take care of yourself! #4975298

Jennifer L. Alder October 24, 2007

TERRIFIC finalist, Donna! Congrats:) #4975394

Marcel J. Fernandez October 24, 2007

Way to Donnay!!! Congratulations on your Finalist selection. #4975616

Angela Azzinnaro October 24, 2007

AWESOME finalist Donna!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! #4975645

Pat Gamwell October 24, 2007

Marvelous finalist, Donna! BIG CONGRATS! #4975858

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 24, 2007

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist, Donna!! #4975872

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe October 25, 2007

Congrats, Donna, on this great finalist. #4976231

Sherry Karr Adkins level-deluxe October 25, 2007

Congrats, Donna, on this great finalist. #4976232

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 25, 2007

Glad to see this wonderful capture again, Donna! Big congratulations! #4976246

Jessica Jenney October 25, 2007

Congratulations, Donna on this terrific finalist! #4976432

Sylvia Rossler October 25, 2007

Big congrats on this wonderful finalist Donna :O) #4976785

Anna Diederich October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna! #4977868

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic October 25, 2007

Looks like fun!!!
Beautiful finalists, Donna!
Congratulations!
--Lisa #4977930

Erin Appelbaum October 25, 2007

Awesome shot Donna. Congratulations on this finalist. Peter #4978274

Carla Metzler October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna! #4978348

Carol Teal October 25, 2007

A great image Donna! Congrats on your finalist! #4978619

Kathy L. Clark October 25, 2007

Fabulous finalist Donna. Hope to see it in the next round. Congrats. #4978898

Yuntao Liu October 25, 2007

Congratulations Donna! Yuntao #4979086

Colleen Farrell October 25, 2007

Yay--one of my favorites made the finalists! WTG, Donna! #4979343

April Riggs October 25, 2007

Congrats on this fantastic shot! #4979957

Wayne T. Fisk October 25, 2007

Your technique really worked on this. Great job! A superb shot!
Wayne #4979973

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 25, 2007

WTG, Donna! A marvelous finalist! Congratulations! #4980298

Sam Britt October 25, 2007

Congratulations again, Donna! #4980641

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic October 25, 2007

Big Congratulations Donna!,
Amalia #4981578

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 25, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS DONNA! #4981768

Anita Hogue October 25, 2007

I do so love this image, Donna! Congratulations! Hope you are safe! #4981819

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 25, 2007

What a fun image, Donna! Congrats to you and sure hoping that you are in a safe place right now. #4981883

John Connolly October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalists awards, Donna! Well Done! #4981888

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 25, 2007

Big congratulations Donna..WTG!! #4981922

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 25, 2007

Wonderful capture, congrats on this and your other finalists! #4982035

Susan Fox October 25, 2007

Awesome image! Congratulations Donna!! #4982052

Donna R. Wageman October 25, 2007

Great, great and more great Donna. Like Colleen said "one of my favorites" made the finalists. God Bless! #4982466

eileen bedford October 25, 2007

Congratulations on your finalist Donna, awesome job........ #4982620

Joyce Bohm October 25, 2007

CONGRATS!!!!!!!! #4982810

Sandra R. Alvey October 25, 2007

AWESOME DONNA!!! CONGRATS!!!

#4982962

Sherry S. Boles October 26, 2007

Congratulations, Donna! #4983948

Ross Throndson October 26, 2007

Wow...Congratulations on this Fantastic Finalist, Donna.....Great One!! #4984548

Melissa Malisia October 26, 2007

Big congrats on this beautiful Finalist, Donna!!! :) #4984782

Anita Hogue October 26, 2007

WOW, awesome month! Congratulations on your second place win!!!!!!! #4986681

Sharon Day level-classic October 26, 2007

Big congratulations, Donna!!! Great job! #4986766

DiAnna F. Paulk October 26, 2007

Congratulations with this beautiful capture and second place win, Donna! #4986871

Michelle L. Frick October 26, 2007

Congratulations Donna! A beautiful winning image!! #4986919

Debbie E. Payne October 26, 2007

Congratulations, Donna. I love it! Great shot. Makes me feel like I am there. #4986921

Karen Engelbreth October 26, 2007

Congratulations Donna! #4986997

Renee Doyle level-classic October 26, 2007

Big congratulations Donna! #4987052

Jennifer L. Alder October 26, 2007

WTG, Donna!!!! This is a fantastic winning image-- congrats
:) #4987120

Cyn Valentine level-classic October 26, 2007

Congratulations Donna on your win!! Awesome!!!! #4987137

Carla Metzler October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donna! #4987142

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 26, 2007

Thank you SO much for all of your CONGRATULATORY wishes!!! I am overjoyed to have such wonderful friends here at BetterPhoto!! I truly appreciate your constant support and inspiration!! Wow, how exciting!!!

Thanks again!!!

Donna
#4987180

Jessica Jenney October 26, 2007

Congratulations, Donna on this beautiful winner! #4987195

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 26, 2007

Am I proud? YES! Congratulations on this awesome Second Place win, Donna! #4987346

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your great Winner, Donna! #4987362

Erin Appelbaum October 26, 2007

WTG Donna. Congratulations Peter #4987426

Patricia Ronan October 26, 2007

Congrats on your Winner Donna:) #4987535

Lorri Shane October 26, 2007

congratulations, Donna! #4987557

Sam Britt October 26, 2007

Congratulations on this winner, Donna! #4987575

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict October 26, 2007

Hearty congrats on this awesome winner, Donna- I love it!!!
-Debby #4987602

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar October 26, 2007

hi Donna! CONGRATS on this awesome winner!! WTG, my friend! :) #4987634

Susan Fox October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win Donna!!!! #4987658

Crystal L. Craig October 26, 2007

Congratulations Donna on this absolutely wonderful win! I'm also Super Glad that you've survived the fires and here to enjoy and bask in the glory :) Well done! #4987754

Jill Flynn level-classic October 26, 2007

Wonderful perspective, crop and colors Donna! Great job on getting this one. Congratulations on your WIN!!!! #4987878

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2007

Huge Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Donna!! #4987952

Joyce Bohm October 26, 2007

Congrats Donna! I am so happy for you!!!! #4988014

eileen bedford October 26, 2007

A BIG Congratulations on your win Donna, WTGG... #4988157

Angie Sidles level-classic October 26, 2007

WTG Donna!! Excellent work! #4988168

Colleen Farrell October 26, 2007

Soooo well-deserved, my friend! Big congratulations on this win! :D #4988171

randy dannheim October 26, 2007

Congrats my friend. #4988229

Hector Contreras October 26, 2007

WTG well deserved
Heco #4988239

Anna Diederich October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donna! #4988441

Stan Kwasniowski October 26, 2007

Donna a "BIG" congratulations #4988507

Evy Johansen level-classic October 26, 2007

Congratulations on your wonderful win, Donna!! #4988540

Nadya Johnson October 26, 2007

So glad to see this got the Gold!! Congratulations Donna, on your stunning winning shot! #4988579

Steven E. Ray October 26, 2007

The is a great carny capture! Congratulations on your Winner Donna! #4988648

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 26, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!!! #4988716

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 26, 2007

CONGRATS DONNA ON THIS SPECTACULAR WIN!!! #4988902

Sheryl A. Hudson October 27, 2007

Congratulations Donna - on your well deserved win!!! #4989043

Mary K. Robison October 27, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS on your win, Donna! #4989086

Tarun Bose October 27, 2007

Big congrats Donna for your deserving second place winner. #4989203

Joseph N. DiGilio October 27, 2007

Congratulations Donna! #4989361

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 27, 2007

Congrats to you on this great winner, Donna! #4989426

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2007

Congrats Donna on this Excellent and well deserved Win! Jeff #4989570

Holly Shao October 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donna!!

Holly #4989677

Stephen Zacker October 27, 2007

Congratulations #4989852

Graeme yew Chow October 27, 2007

Congratulations on this excellent winner, Donna. #4990025

Kathy L. Clark October 27, 2007

Way to go Donna. I'm so happy for you. Congrats on this lovely winner. #4990028

Ross Throndson October 27, 2007

Love this one, Donna.....Huge Congratulations on your Double Win today.....Wow....WTG!!! #4990154

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 27, 2007

BIG Congrats on Both your win's Donna, WTG! #4990550

Lynn Haack October 27, 2007

WOW....A BIG CONGRATS for this excellent WINNER! Way to GO!!! Lynn #4990579

David Phalen October 27, 2007

Big Congrats on a well deserved Winner! #4990828

Nancy L. Green level-classic October 27, 2007

Huge congratulations Donna on this very well deserved winner, WTG!! <>< #4991605

Lois Adomite level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations Donna on your win. Lois #4992598

Marcel J. Fernandez October 27, 2007

Double congratulations Donnaon your two beautiful winners. #4992861

Angela Azzinnaro October 27, 2007

CONGRATS DONNA!!!!!! TERRIFIC JOB!!!!! #4992961

Susan T. Evans October 27, 2007

Congrats Donna on this awesome second place winner, WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!! #4993015

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 27, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donna!! #4993084

Carol Teal October 27, 2007

Congrats on your win Donna!! #4993161

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 28, 2007

I'm honored to have such great comments and congratulatory wishes from ALL of you!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!

Take care and keep up the great work!!!

Donna #4994523

Sylvia Rossler October 28, 2007

Big Big congrats Donna :O) #4994879

Vicki Hunt October 28, 2007

Congratulations on this great winner! #4995055

October 28, 2007

Congratulations, Donna!!! #4995624

Jill Odice level-classic October 28, 2007

I predicted way back when this was a winner and I was right :-) Congrats! I am spending today trying to catch up on my commenting! #4996162

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 28, 2007

Congratulations on this well deserved honor,Donna!!! very happy for you, my friend!!! #4996643

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic October 28, 2007

Congratulations Donna on a well deserved seond place win !!! #4997575

Avril Young October 29, 2007

wow congrats on this awesome photo...
Awesome perspective......stunning work..
#4997730

Ken Smith level-classic October 29, 2007

I can see the fun coming out of this shot. Congrats, Donna! Awesome shot! #4998246

Jenny Bosmans October 29, 2007

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Donna! :) #4998472

Kathleen Roughan level-deluxe October 29, 2007

Congratulations on your win, Donna!! #4999354

Dianna Hauf October 29, 2007

What a GREAT fun capture Donna!!!! WTG! Congratulations!!! #4999721

Sherry Sturgis October 29, 2007

WTG Donna!!!! This is a sensational capture! Many Congratulations to you!! #4999781

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 29, 2007

Congratulation Donna on a fabulous winner. #4999934

Pat Gamwell October 29, 2007

WTG, girl! All the way to the top! Congrats! #4999981

October 29, 2007

Congrats on a well deserved winner!!!! I love when the people I talk with win! Your very talented! you should be very proud! #5000200

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 29, 2007

You really know how to make a person feel SPECIAL!!! Thanks again to ALL of you!!!!!! Your inspiration and support are truly AMAZING!!!!'

Best wishes,

Donna #5000609

Dale Ann Cubbage November 08, 2007

Donna, this is fantastic! A true winner! Congrats, it's really fabulous! What a great capture!! You GO GIRL!!

And to think, I knew you when . . .

da #5044660

RD . November 10, 2007

Donna you have captured the thrill and enjoyment so well. Congratulations on your well deserved win! PS: I am stuck with a dial up connection and it took 5 minutes to get to the bottom of this thread..Cheers! Richard. #5055788

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe November 10, 2007

Thank you Dale Ann and RD!! I'm so lucky to know such a great group of photographers!!!

Thanks again to ALL of you!!

Take care!!!

Donna #5055798

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett December 02, 2007

Super capture, Donna ... looks like this was lots of fun .... and all this fun got you a wonderful Winner .... Congratulations

............... Steve
... #5160665

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 03, 2007

Thanks Steve!!! The fair was fun and I enjoyed doing the photography while my daughter rode all the rides!! #5165154

December 11, 2007

Congratz for your second winner Donna ... your photo is really superb ... even only taken with Digital Pocket Camera only ... Salute for you ... !!! #5197211

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 12, 2007

Thank you Max, what a great comment! #5199883

Mitzie Loland March 24, 2008

Great photo Donna!! #5686513

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 24, 2008

Thank you Mitzie!!! #5690002

Bill Knaps March 27, 2008

A great shot Donna. Congrats on another win. Bill #5708381

Candice L. Carter April 03, 2008

What a fantasy shot! Excellent POV and perfectly done! #5737819

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 03, 2008

Thank you Bill and Candice for your wonderful compliments. I appreciate your gallery visits! #5738659

Melinda B. Shiflet April 20, 2008

Congratulations, Donna! I remember seeing this one on your website. This is such a neat shot! Takes me back to my childhood -- although, I still enjoy the swings here in my adulthood! You really capture the spirit of such a fun ride with the color and the effects! GREAT job!! :)

Melinda #5812546

Kathleen K. Parker level-deluxe August 16, 2008

Love this Donna and so glad it got a Second Place award. I would love to ride this and photograph at the same time. Really good photo!
kk #6320477

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 16, 2008

Thanks Melinda and Kathleen! #6321417

Judi Bailey August 24, 2008

Add one more "awesome" to the list....I love it !!! Congratulations on the win!!! #6361527

Nichelle Russell January 11, 2009

Congratulations on your spectacular win!! This is so beautiful and really brings the kid out in you!! :) #7014343

David A. Simons March 08, 2009

Congratulations and this is an awesome capture. #7259821

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 08, 2009

Thank you Judi, Nichelle and David!!! #7259862

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